“I’ve always been in the theater. I’ve always gone to it. That’s been my way to cope. Early on in my career, I remember running – fleeing – to the theater as a way of coping with all the meshugaas that was going on for me.” ~ Al Pacino
Today I’m thankful for acting opportunities.
I had a nine-year dry spell after I got married, during which I didn’t do any acting for one reason or another. It made me crazy, not being able to pursue my passion. Don’t get me wrong, many exciting and wonderful things happened during those nine years, but none of them scratched my theater itch.
Since I’ve been in Baltimore, though, I’ve been acting pretty consistently. I’ve done everything from staged readings of new plays to a full production of Hamlet. And with every new production I find myself involved in, I make new friends and have yet more opportunities appear before me. Heck, I’ve even joined a Shakespearean acting company. And they pay me sometimes! Crazy.
So that’s what I’m thankful for today — the chance to pursue my passion, finally. Because I’m never quite as alive as I am when I’m on the stage.
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