In Uncategorized on September 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm


My parents used to tell me that I handled the word ‘no’ better than anyone they knew. They never worried about me when I sauntered off to job interviews or auditions. They knew that with each ‘no’ I was more set in my ways. For anyone who has pursued a career in acting, we get used to the word ‘no.’ You aren’t the right body type. You don’t have the right hair color. You don’t have the right personality. You stop taking it personally. At the end of the day, it has nothing to do with you, but it has everything to do with a business. I’ve been producing my own play for the past year, and I’ve never heard more ‘no’s’ in my life. I’ve submitted my play to festivals in just about every state. I’ve gotten rejected. I’ve heard, “you’re not exactly what we’re looking for right now.” I’ve even gotten email invites to play festivals that I’ve been rejected from. I’m a firm believer that with each ‘no’ you’re one step closer to getting you’re ‘yes.’ I’m trying to move to NYC this year and applying to every possible job. Yesterday I got an email saying that I was rejected from the opera company in NYC. I almost jumped out of my seat with joy. Someone saw my resume. Someone knew I existed. I’m one ‘no’ closer to the ‘yes.’ To all you actors and aspiring theatre folk, you’ll get rejected a lot. It’s the nature of the beast. Learn to love it. Pursuing theatre is like dating. The person who finally says ‘yes’ to you is the person you’re meant to be with. So go out there and live the dream!


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