Many of non-paid entertainers are always eager to know the secret to success. As if there is some sort of hidden ingredient in a recipe. We spend the little money we have on workshops where casting directors and talent agents tell us that what we are attempting to achieve is virtually impossible. And the only reason us wannabes are even able to sit in the same room at them is because they are being paid to share their professional industry knowledge. We listen intently and take notes hoping these professionals reveal the map for success.Read More
Repetition: Create a habit of continuously taking risks and doing the very thing that causes fear within.
Smile: Science has proven that smiling releases endorphins in your body which act as natural pain killers and reduces stress. Along with serotonin which serves as an anti-depressant.Read More
If you spend time in an Apple Retail Store anywhere in the world, you'll find that most of the employees are very much interested in and involved in some form of art. The people in these blue shirts are typically musicians, actors, painters, graphic designers, cinematographers, writers, dancers, and so on. But hidden inside that blue shirt, you'll also find a vast array of deflated or nearly deflated dreams from people who have seemingly given up and succumbed the normalities of a dead end job. Or as I like to call it, the artist's graveyard.
Before I go into how I was able to not be buried alive in the artist's graveyard otherwise known as Apple, let me first explain the situation I was in.Read More
A few years ago, I was at a Cage Match at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and in between the show, Abbi and Illana came on stage and started dancing…..for a long time. I have no idea how long this went on before they actually said something. But I do remember thinking "These white girls are seriously goofy." Turns out, they were promoting Broad City the web series. I never actually checked it out.Read More
It's safe to say that those of us apart of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater family all agree that this is the greatest news. And for the small group of us black girls in the theater, this is incredibly inspiring. At least for me it is….
For me to believe something is possible without first seeing that it is possible, is very difficult. And Sasheer just showed me the future.Read More