It’s 2018! How is it 2018? 2017 feels like a whirlwind. Directing Hunchback took up all of my energy and focus for about 6 months and although I am IMMENSELY proud of what we created and shared with our audiences, and even more grateful for how incredibly it was received, I feel as though I have spent the past 2 months recovering from it all.
As I move in to 2018, I’m hoping to find a balance of being onstage and behind the scenes. I LOVE directing. It fulfills me in a way that I never expected. Perhaps, more importantly, it challenges me in a way that both scares and excites me. I can truly say that I am so so wise after my last job. I look forward to implementing my new wisdom with my next directing gig.
I’m also very much looking forward to getting back onstage this year. I am, at the end of the day, a performer at heart, so I can’t wait to hop back up there in February. I’ll be one of 9 cast members in Hit Makers at JCC CenterStage. Rehearsals kick into gear tonight and I can’t wait to be told what to do! Haha
As I reflect on my creative life from last year and what I am most focusing on making happen for myself this year, I’ve come to realize that I spent a lot of the beginning of 2017 working very hard at something that didn’t excite me or light my soul on fire. In doing so, I gave up performing to make space for it. What a mistake. Also, what a brilliant life lesson. So, here’s to a year of what lights my soul on fire! I wish the same for you!