HomeApril Yvette Thompson here Tony-nominated producer, writer, actor, coach and the Founder/CEO of The DreamUnlocked, Boutique Coaching for Actors & Writers. I earned an MFA from Rutgers before setting out on my acting career in New York. Despite my excellent Meisner training and perfect Skinner speech... I COULD NOT BOOK A DAMN TV JOB.
It took me years of trial and error... * New headshots? * Wigs and weaves? * New agents? * CD workshops? I couldn't make it work and had to keep taking theatre jobs that barely covered my rent. Finally, I began to understand that if I wanted my career to change that it had to start with me, with what I was willing to accept and expect. Are you ready to create the kind of work that allows you to soar at your craft while still buying a house, traveling the world, planning a wedding and having a family that doesn't have to starve for your art? As actors, it's so easy for us to feel powerless, to feel like we must accept the offer of doing a workshop for lunch and subway fare. I am here to tell you that you are not powerless.
**You have the power of NO.** That simple word gives you the freedom to spend your creative energy on the projects you believe in and not waste your valuable gifts on endeavors that don't deserve your efforts. Wouldn't your time be better spent working on sides? Maybe figuring out the best way to pitch yourself to new reps? Maybe researching the best headshot photographers so you pictures get you call in by casting? Make sure that the actions you take are in line with your goals. Show up for yourself in a real way.
April Yvette Thompson