How To Clear Creative Congestion

It’s the worst, and it comes at the worst time. My ideas are garbage. I can’t do this. I'm terrible. I’m equally likely to get blocked on summer break (when I need to be dreaming new structures) as the height of rehearsal (when I need to execute daily). There’s no quick fix, despite by best effort to invent one. If you’ve been there, you know keeping your cool through the storm is crazy hard.

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7 Reasons to Keep Making Theatre (Especially When You're Broke)

The question begins innocently enough. What do you do? Despite how cool it feels to be a member of the theatre community, the moment I begin to answer and that flicker of doubt crosses the eyes I find myself spewing multiple nonsense responses, all attempting to stamp out any doubt said person might be having of my ability to succeed in my creative career. My back up plans. My day job. My ability to make it, to make money, to build and sustain momentum.

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How To Human In Public: Health and Hydration

The most common issue I face with actors in early stages of training is inability to stay in the room. It surprises me every time, because it seems like of all the crazy things they're asked to do, staying in the room is the simplest. Well. Not really. The symptoms usually present as nausea, fatigue, dehydrated, dizziness, but what I'm actually dealing with is human instruments unprepared to undergo rigorous mind-body adjustment. Even deep breathing causes imbalances.

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