If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we humans don’t like being alone. It causes a lot of mental anguish particuarly when it comes to acting.
There is a type of loneliness that exists even if you are around other people, which is the loneliness of the lone aspiring actor.
Many aspiring actors carry around with them this burning desire to act but keep it hidden, even from their nearest and dearest sometimes.
The Man Who Hide His Desire To Be An Actor From His Wife
A few years ago I had this guy come up to me at a seminar I was doing, and he said that he had wanted to act as long as he could remember, but he had never told anyone, including his wife of ten years.
This is an extreme case, but it happens. The more common affliction of a lone aspiring actor is they are never around people who are like them, which makes them feel very alone even if they have tons of ‘normal’ friends.
The long and short of it is that if you are not around other like-minded people, people who are passionate about acting, then you will never act and instead suffer this (usually hidden) acting loneliness.
I have seen peoples lives transform because they started to be around other aspiring actors and doing the thing they love most in life, which is to act.
When I held the first Etude Xpress, and I can tell you the quality of the people who attended was excellent. They were committed, dedicated, caring, inspiring people.
This time around I expect the same thing to happen.
There is no need to be alone, acting by yourself.
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