Friday, July 24, 2009

JAW: Birds of a Feather by Marc Acito

Portland Center Stage
July 24, 2009

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If someone asks why you do what you do, tell them this:

"Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of
the Earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in 1 year than
most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial
challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people
who think they should get "real jobs," and their own fear that they'll
never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that
the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream.
With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their
age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the cars, the
family, the house, the nest egg."

"But they stay true to their dream, in spite of sacrifices. Why?
Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to
that line, that laugh, that gesture or that interpretation that will
stir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life's
nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative
spirit and touched another person's heart. In that instant, they are
as close to magic, God and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in
their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is
worth a thousand lifetimes."

--David Ackert