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.
I want to continue exploring this new perspective within acting alongside my acting pursuits.
I want to do more directing!
(I’m so glad I listened to that quiet little voice.)