It’s an old and cliched phrase at this point, but I do still occasionally hear people say: “Those who can’t do, teach.” Which is really a misquote from George Bernard Shaw’s Maxims For Revolutionists:
“He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.”
Now, is there any truth to this? Perhaps for some people. Though I would bet that those who go into teaching purely out of disappointment of falling out of their chosen profession aren’t very good teachers, nor are they likely to be teachers for long.
And yet this idea persists. Why? Read More
(…and I’m not talking about our green friend over at the Gershwin!)
January 2 - March 10:
3 Days Off, working 7 Days/Week
2 Shows as Musical Director (Bring It On, Legally Blonde) and starting a Third (Rent)
5 Casts (Bring It On) over 2 weekends
70+ Cast Members (Legally Blonde)
33 Weekly Voice Lessons and 3 Classes (regular work schedule)
I Repeat - 3 Days Off
March 11 - April 14:
5 Days Off, working 6 Days/Week
1 Show as Musical Director (Rent)
2 Casts over 1 weekend
33 Weekly Voice Lessons and 3 Classes (still)
I Repeat - 5 Days Off
For those of you playing at home, that means in the first 101 days of 2019, I am scheduled to work for 93 of them with a total of 8 off days.
We need to discuss work and overwork in the artistic world. Read More
Alright, a touch dramatic, I agree. But it’s true, isn’t it? We really can’t pursue any kind of career or interest if we aren’t living. So perhaps the drama is warranted?
Okay, let’s see. What are we told as children are the basic needs for survival?
Food. Water. Shelter.
And in order to acquire these things in our modern society, we require money. Which means jobs.
***HOORAY!!! PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PAY US FOR THE ART WE LOVE TO CREATE AND THEN WE CAN JUST AFFORD TO LIVE AND CREATE ART AND BE HAPPY!!!!*** Wait, no? What do you mean, “no”? I have to get a what? Read More