Acting Up

My musings, thoughts, rants, and discoveries. - Scott Maddock

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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.

Friday, June 03, 2005


Two weeks to opening night. Breathe deeply. There.

I was pleased and disappointed with my bit (Act II Scene 7) during rehearsal on Wednesday. I need to be more flamboyant in the Passer-By role. I was getting there, and Stuart didn't say to turn it up so he must be satisfied with my progress. Doesn't mean I am. My voice work seems to do well, no real changes needed there. That is the part I was pleased with.

I look forward to notes in rehearsal. There is ever so much more I want to do, but I don't need basic instruction any longer. Having worked in crew and production capacities so many times, you get a different, more unbiased understanding of what directors are saying. It seems my constant theme is a desire to improve, nurture, and grow my art. The notes I get in rehearsal are for an actor not some guy trying to do it, and are things I grasp easily and can adjust for. It has been that way for me for a while, but I'd never really noticed as the growth was subtle and gradual. It's little realizations like this that keep me from running myself down too much.

I just received my evaluation for my year as a BookPal. They like, they really like me! One of the comments was it was apparent how much I enjoyed reading to the kids. Score! To be more appreciated because your having a great time. A win-win situation. Two more sessions, then they'll be going to fifth grade and I'll be waiting for the new school year and a new classroom.

Have a great weekend, and beware the disassembler!


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