Roadblocks and shortcuts

  Learning the conventions of professional practice is not an arbitrary roadblock preventing you from doing cool stuff. Manuscript format, submission deadlines, head shots, resumes, agents, learning sides or monologues or an arbitrary 12 bars of choreography… For most gigs worth getting, folks have settled on how they do business. The first test of your…

Anticipate, or savour?

In late November I started seeing Christmas decorations. I don’t mean in the stores–where they spring up immediately after Hallowe’en–but in people’s houses. Growing up, my family’s rule was that the tree couldn’t go up until my dad’s birthday in mid-December, and I’m surprised by how quaint that sounds today. Now that artificial trees are…