Photo by Debra Lopez
“Let the world know in no uncertain times what you plan to do.
When I came to New York...I had no agent, no job. I stood in front of Broadway houses—I didn't care who saw me—and I said,
"How are you?" to the theater. "I will be seeing you soon, and I will not be in the audience. I will be on your stage, & thank you."
I did it countlessly. Don't obsess abt the details of how.
Just let the universe know,
"Excuse me. I'm coming. I'll be here in a minute. And thank you."
Gratitude. I remember those days of loneliness a& despair. When I didn't have an audition or anything happening, I would go straight to the bedroom, I would take out my monologues, & I would do them. & I would remind myself in the mirror,
"You are an actress & u are in charge of ur life." It is not for others to say—no, yes, anything—U are in charge. That is the gift u came into this world with.” - Ann Dowd
U do not have to be good.
U do not have to walk on ur knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me abt ur despair
& I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies & the deep trees,
the mountains & the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever u are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to ur imagination,
calls to u like the wild geese, harsh & exciting —
over & over announcing ur place
in the family of things. -Mary Oliver
This Sunday, I’ll be doing a live class on
Finding ur Gifts,
that make u uniquely
qualified for certain roles.
They are already urs
once u know why
u, the actor, are fully in
charge of ur career
Then u can move from
BEGGING to be seen
to EXPECTING to be seen
SignUp @ www.TheDreamUnLocked.com/DreamingOutLoud-Tools-SignUp
April Yvette Thompson