Comedian. Late adopter of technology. Austin TX.
We were terrible for a long time. Painful. We would literally run out the back door and jump in Lake Michigan after some shows to rid ourselves of the horror of what we’d just perpetrated. I still think of the night that some of the actors ran into the bar where the other actors were, and one of them said, “Come quick: Mike has a character!” But we were, all the while, without knowing it, creating for ourselves a series of answers to what is a scene. And actually, only a few weeks ago in rehearsal, I remembered one of my rules from back then, which is that there are only three kinds of scenes: fights, seductions, and negotiations. Oh, and contradictions. As Elaine used to say, “When in doubt, seduce.
It’s really, really, really important to remember sometimes that even the greats sucked in their 20’s. It’s also really important to remember that the not-so-greats also sucked. The 20’s are just a time of trial and error, sucking and occasionally transcending.
-Still a lotta sucking to do!