It's almost been a week since the showcase (last show was last Tuesday). I feel this kind of invisible weight being lifted off my shoulders. At the same time, I wish it lasted longer. I worked with Lunie Jules, an actor I worked with in June for the classics in-house showcase, and I always enjoy working with her. Overall, I had an amazing time at the showcase. It was a way to share what we have been learning for the past 1.5 years. Some of my friends (Shirley, Jenny, and a new friend, Helen), my boss / co-worker Grace & Jenita, and my best friend Kenneth (aka mi hermano) came to watch the showcase and it really touched me. I always feel so relieved when I can tell people what I'm doing now. Sometimes it feels weird because all my friends are pursuing other things. As I "graduate" from TBG, I feel loud and proud about telling others I'm an actor now. I know it's hard for people to think I'm an actor because they haven't seen me in anything yet, but I don't care anymore. I am an actor! If I walk away with any important lessons from the 1.5 Year TBG Program, it is to always be tip-top with your craft. I know I now have a solid foundation to serve as a reference for future projects. However, I know it doesn't end here. If TBG has taught me anything, it is to keep working on the craft until you have to stop and re-learn everything again. To act / to do this again and again is a privilege; and I will work hard to earn this privilege. I am taking a solo show + self-adjustment class with my favorite teacher starting in January. I cannot wait to write and develop more as an actor. I have so many stories to tell--I just need to figure out a way to tell them all.
2014 is gonna be a great year.. I can feel it.