Unexpected Turns

I just discovered that I love directing!

This is after a lifelong love of acting.

I had never even considered directing. Always thought I didn’t have the brain for it.

(And who knows, maybe I don’t.)

But a fellow actress recently asked me to direct her in a one woman monologue play, and though I hesitated at first, something in me wanted to.

That part was almost drowned out by the voices that said what was I thinking? Who am I? I’ve no formal experience directing.

(Never mind decades of being directed, studying theatre and acting. Never mind helping fellow actors countless times stage and work on their auditions over those decades.)

But somewhere in the midst of the cacophony of negative voices, I felt a curiosity, an interest in the play, an interest in the actress who asked.

And so I said yes.

And it turns out, I am loving it.

Now, I have no intention of stopping acting.

But.

I want to continue exploring this new perspective within acting alongside my acting pursuits.

I want to do more directing!

Who knew?

(I’m so glad I listened to that quiet little voice.)

7 thoughts on “Unexpected Turns

  1. Sometimes we limit ourselves in life because we pay more attention to our negative voice than we should! Good for you for stepping outside your box and listening to the quiet voice.

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  2. That is so cool! Go girl. We learn so much just by being in the theatre over the years… and now you can trust yourself and your creativity to bring forth something entirely unexpected and new. Congratulations, and what an honour to be asked to direct too- ENJOY 🙂

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