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September 10, 2020

Opportunity in Restriction

Hollywood gave into pressure and agreed to censor what they would show in motion pictures.  In the 1930s the Catholic Church saw itself as a moral compass and presented Hollywood with the Production Code, a document with drastic restrictions for movie production.  They said ‘it’s my way or the highway’…
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August 28, 2020

Being Grateful and Making it a Habit

Captains log: quarantine date 156.  In facing monotony and the mundane, I am grateful.  No I haven’t rewatched the entire original Star Trek series… but by now I could have!  I have, though, ventured out of my house with my colorful personalized PPE, and driven past my favorite restaurant, drooling…
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August 13, 2020

The Gift of Rejection

It was Sunday morning when I got to know Jim Gaffigan.  Well… I got to know him by reading the Parade Magazine in our local paper.  I already knew that Jim (we’ll use a first name basis) was both hilarious and likable, but I found out that he’s quite insightful…
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August 3, 2020

Do Not Move

Your big idea is waiting on you.  You might have the greatest idea the world will ever see, but if you do not act on it, what good is it? You might have a vision—a dream— that could change the world, but if you are not willing to share it…
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July 17, 2020

How to get the BEST input from your team

  On the first day of rehearsal I stand in front of the assembled group of talented and diverse actors and crew.  Each has their own strengths, weaknesses, methods, and idiosyncrasies.  My job, my responsibility as the director, is to mold the group of individuals into a high functioning cohesive…
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June 22, 2020

Become Brilliant at the Basics

In December of 1960, the Green Bay Packers played in the NFL Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles: and lost 17-13. Author David Maraniss, in his best-selling book, When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, explains what happened when the team gathered on their first day of training…
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April 30, 2020

Plans Change – 6 Ways to Find Opportunity During Uncertain Times

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at During the Great Plague of London in 1665, Isaac Newton decided that he should leave his studies at Trinity College in Cambridge and head to his family farm roughly 60 miles away. Here, far from the horrors besieging the big city, Newton placed…
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April 9, 2020

This Is Why We Rehearse – 5 Major Lessons Taught Through Practice

  I was pushed out on stage.  I couldn't remember my lines... or even what play we were doing.  The lights were bright and it was a packed house.  As I stumbled through my placement and fumble through my first line I realized something terrible; I didn't even have a…
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March 3, 2020

Are Small Roles Vital?

There are no small parts, only _______ ________. Do you know that phrase?  It comes from the theater...  "Small Actors" There are no small parts, only small actors. The phrase refers to actors who believe that a particular part in a show is beneath them: too few lines, too little stage-time,…
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February 14, 2020

Tonight Is The Hardest Performance

When you are involved in a stage play, after six weeks of rehearsal, the company is ready for the audience to arrive, the curtain to rise, and the actors to take the stage. They are hyped for the magic of opening night. As the cast and crew wait backstage, watching…
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