Most of my
life, I have preferred to be a silent audience member instead of being the
animated performer on stage.
like I have never been on stage before, I have had the experience of getting on
stage for some Christmas plays at Church and was forced to play piano for a
group as a kid.
But I always felt uneasy
about being on stage or being center of attention.
In fact, I didn’t like it so much that some of
these experiences traumatized me into fearing the spotlight even more.
In some ways, even in life I ended up taking
the more passive role when I'm with a group of friends instead of being a more active
easy to see why I have always stayed behind the camera, and tried hard to make
sure I do not get caught in front of the lens.
Even when I’m holding the camera, I would feel
the need to stop tape when I give directions because I hated listening to my
I know this is very
irrational, and it sometimes gets in my way of what I want to do, so lately I felt I
needed to get out of my safe zone and charter into unfamiliar space.
This past weekend, after reading all the great reviews of Jeanne Hartman's acting workshop, I finally felt safe to go try this acting thing. It was a long way for me to get up onto that stage from those days in high school where I was named the quietest person in class, but I'm so glad I finally took that step. What I discovered and learned about myself through the class were priceless. I truly thank Jeanne, Jason, AnD, and all my great classmates to help me get there.
Our classI must say I was a bit skeptical of everyone's praises before the class, but now that I've been through the two day workshop, I too can't help but recommend this to everyone I know. I do not expect to have a career as an actor, but the class taught me so many valuable lessons that are so relevant for everyday life. Plus it turned out to be very very fun. The improv exercises were challenging, but we had such good laughs doing it.
There's also a party this Thursday at Hotel Panorama at 10:30pm as a farewell to Jeanne. I'm sure many of the students from the many classes will be there, and I hope to see friends there. Once you meet Jeanne, you'll know you'll be in good hands when you take her class.
I think there are still spots left to tomorrow and Wednesday's class. Reach out to
Jason Tobin if you're interested.
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