Auditioning, they say, is the actor’s real job. Performing is the grand prize, it’s what you get to do when you’re lucky, it’s the crème de la crème, and it may not happen often.
It feels oversimplistic to ignore our subconscious instinct towards forming patterns and observations. Why not utilize it to make ourselves better? Surrounding ourselves with meaningful potential can, in turn, create meaningful ‘coincidences’ in our everyday life.
The pride I feel for ‘Miles Ahead’ is immeasurable. It’s big and broad. It reaches all parts of me. My director pushed me, leaned on me, challenged me, relied on me to be better. He raised my game as a producer. But as a champion and a conqueror of my fear and anxiety? That was all me.
‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.‘ – Hamlet As the above musing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet suggests, life is rarely black and white or defined objectively. Rather, our subjective perceptions of events and circumstances give them their meaning. Our interpretations of them is ultimately what makes otherwise neutral happenings […]
While I was performing onstage, an aneurysm ruptured in my brain, and when I woke up from my emergency neurosurgery, I had acquired a neurological condition called “aphasia.” At 27, I’d largely lost my abilities to speak, read, and write.
A Conversation with Jerry Hyde. Hosted by Melissa Unger. from Seymour Projects on Vimeo. Last Monday October 12th, 2015 at the SEYMOUR+ space in Paris, we hosted a discussion with Jerry Hyde. Jerry defies categorization – psychotherapist, coach, guide, mentor. His most apt calling card would likely read Psycho-Therapeutic Shamanic Coaching Guru. He’s trained in Tantra, been buried […]
A little something to help you transition from a languid Summer and get you fired up for Fall:
In 1961, a meeting in London between two of the greatest thinkers of a generation would trigger a series of discussions and debates that would span out over 25 years. The highly-regarded theoretical physicist, David Bohm, would regularly meet with the influential philosopher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, in order to discuss an eclectic mix of metaphysical […]
I get up on stage that night like a horse ready to charge. My heart’s pounding to rectify my trimester of failure. I triumphantly jump onto my two feet with my back to the audience. The band starts playing that swingy beat. My hips sway. The audience is into it. I’m a short cute chick dressed up like Elvis.
Painting brings us back to a raw primal place; snowboarding, as any physical activity, does as well. It reinforces all our natural senses that I think start to rust once we begin developing as adults.