The New York Times, Playbill, and the citizen of Longview, Texas...

What do they have in common?

They all know I’m in a play.    New York Times.   Playbill.  49st.  Longview.  Theatrescene.net. Newsday.  New York Daily News.  Broadway World.   Whoever is doing publicity for this is a champ.

What else:

  •  School is grand.
  • I’m looking for a new place to live for the new year.
  • Pumped to see the family for Thanksgiving.
  • Just self submitted my audition tape for the new star wars movie.  My buddy Rik hooked me up with a proper setup to self tape.  I’ve got some good people around me.

I read the following after being told about it by my acting teacher.  I immediately taped it up next to my bathroom mirror.  It’s a letter from Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille.  Some beautiful stuff in this world.

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening

that is translated through you into action,

and because there is only one of you in all time,

this expression is unique.

If you block it,

it will never exist through any other medium

and be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is;

nor how valuable it is;

nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly,

to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly

of the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open.

No artist is pleased.

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction;

a blessed unrest that keeps us marching

and makes us more alive than the others.

 

That’s all for now.