So recently this play I've been working on won the competition it was meant for. It's been pretty amazing as far as experiences go. There's been the obvious jubilation at winning, the fame(not bad at all) but most of all the sense of fulfillment you only feel at the end of a journey.
We started about 1 and a half maybe 2 months ago with a script I had written. For those who have seen that script, you already know, but for the others, you wouldn't believe it's the same play. What makes this 'creative' process so incredible is that no 1 person can be accredited with writing the play! Every cast member, or non member person who sold them carrots while they were working on the play has to get a share of the credit. It's impossible to have one final script because the beauty of a good script is that it can always change.
During practices I indulge myself in alot of improv dialogue which I just think of while backstage or even in the shower, and the reason is to make sure we don't get bored! If there's one thing the 2 and a half plays I've worked on have taught me, it's that the more open and relaxed a person is on stage, the better the performance. The improv I do is so that the hours of repeating lines and dialogue don't get boring, so that everytime you're up on stage you're not expecting anything and you just go out there bearing yourself wholly to the audience, no bother of who they are or what they think of you, while at the same time, bearing a complete sense of what they're thinking of you.
I've always held that any form of creativity or performance, music, painting, acting even blogging for that matter is the most fulfilling thing anyone could do. See the thing is, you're out there giving your all so that the audience can let you into their tiny little minds, so that maybe you can pry them open and let them feel a bit of the creativity you're trying to embrace!
Someone I know once said to me that they didn't 'get' what it was about sports that got to people. Naturally Anish was the first person I though of and all the discussions we've had over on his blog regarding passions made me want to do this post.
Why the post? I want to know about your passions- sports or acting or hell even gardening, just tell me why you feel so strongly for it! If we're lucky we may just 'get' each other in the end!
The stage is where my passion lies, that's one thing I'm more than certain of. Where does yours?