Friday, August 27, 2004

Beneath the Artist's Loving Hand.

"Now I think I know what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they're not listening still.
Perhaps they never will. "

Starry Starry Night ~ Don McLean
Now, if all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players, let Love be the director. I realise that my attitude has been just as despicable. I have to remember that it's not just about me and my sense of values, but the fact that everyone is made in the very image of my God.

And then I wonder, if all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players, does that mean that the person I am seen to be while doing theatre, is the person that I really am in real life?

Things in life have to be earned.
Crafts have to be mastered.

When people don't understand that, it just gets embarrassing.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

All the world's a stage

Things I've learnt:

Professionalism. Professionalism. Professionalism.
One has to always know his place. If he's a director, direct. If he's an actor, listen to the director, follow the script, and act. If he's the Stage Manager, manage. It's all in Plato's concept of a well-ordered soul. And we wonder why things don't work out fine.

This is in turn, tied to

Commitment. Commitment. Commitment.
You said you would. So do it. One has to be aware of his or her own actions. If one cannot commit. Don't. Doing so anyway would be tantamount to breaking a promise and would only cast doubts on one's character and maturity.

Speaking of that

Maturity. Maturity. Maturity.
One has to understand that there's a bigger picture beyond one's personal desires. That one is never bigger then humanity. There are a lot of other people involved, not just you, and not only in theatre. Look beyond yourself, stop being so self-absorbed and be macro. Also, there is no honor in being dedicated in doing what you like to do, rather it comes when you are dedicated in doing what you'd rather not do. So suck it up, and do it.

So in terms of my personality and character, I've got that to work on.

Just because I cannot understand, does not mean it does not make sense,
Just becuase I cannot appreciate, does not mean that is it dumb, depthless and a feeble attempt at whatever. I do not set the bar for good art.
It's not really about what I want, but what works and for who.

There is always a fine line between the personal and the professional.
Distinguish between the two and give the respect due.

Can we all grow up a little here?

Monday, August 23, 2004


Pet Peeves.

  1. When people are inconsiderate.
  2. When people are not aware that they aren't the only damn beings in the universe.
  3. When people are selfish.
  4. When people are unprofessional.
  5. When people don't know their place.
  6. When people aren't true to their word.
  7. When people are lazy and tardy
  8. When people don't take serious things seriously.
  9. When people are self-righteous.

10. When I'm a hypocrite.

Damn it. Why do I always have to be so inward looking? But anyhow, it's pretty obvious from this post that I've been doing theatre. On a lighter note, I am in desperate need of a massage