Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I can honestly think of no feeling better than performing. No, not even THAT. Standing on stage, receiving applause at the end of a successful show is truly an experience that keeps an actor going--'cause God knows most people don't get a lot of money. I remembered this today while I was teaching. I've been fighting off a cold since the weekend, and yesterday my body surrendered. I couldn't, however, call in sick on account of having scheduled this two-day seminar. I wasn't sure how I would manage, but I needn't have feared: That performance-adrenaline kicked in right quick, and I basically rode it throughout the day. Now, of course, I'm dealing with the post-adrenaline crash, and I need to go burrow under a rock. But if you ever find yourself in need of a quick jolt, may I suggest a little impromptu street theater. Jump up on the nearest surface that resembles a stage and launch into your favorite Shakespearean monologue. It's good for what ails you.