The Actor’s Mind
We began work on Birdnow again yesterday and I was really looking forward to it. But here’s the thing. The first time around I learned the lines during a week sitting with my scantily-clad wife on a beach in Mexico. So…as the rigors of self-reflection and self-honesty are the stuff that performance is made of (once you know the lines, that is) I have to ask myself: Am I really looking forward to doing the piece itself? Or is my anticipation really driven by a subconscious association with sitting on a Mexican beach with my scantily-clad wife? This, I think, was the question consuming me in the photo that Lee Trull posted from the first day of rehearsal.
More line work today, and then dinner with my (probably fully clothed) wife.
And so it begins…