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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Performance High

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.

1 comment:

  1. So, okay, yeah. It worked!
    Only the "stage" was the top of a (moving... don't ask) truck.

    The monologue was trickier than I thought, and I had to keep starting over.

    And, long story short, I'm in Cleveland and in jail.

    But I'm JOLTED!