When I look back at this time.in my life in my Seventies, in my Eighties, I want to know that I gave it all I got. That I gave myself a shot. I want to see this moment anticipating having perspective on it later. I’m so scared, because I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing. But for the first time in my life I’m getting palpitations and nausea from anxiety, and I’m PRAYING that I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing.
Jumping in feet first has always seemed to work out for you.
My friend Matt Nation once said to me the reason people love performers is because they seem so much freer than everyone else. I love that concept and I take that a step further. People watching in NYC, and in my own experience, most people are never nearly as free as they are to be themselves, and to honestly express themselves as they are with their own families. The most introverted people become performers around their own families. I think people love performers because performers can somehow treat EVERYONE like family.
For any schools, theaters, arts & culture orgs, anyone in the NYC or tri-state area who are interested in booking the `Speare Bearer’s ONE-MAN STREET SHAKESPEARE show, 35 minutes of electrifying solo Shakespeare scenes! “Like” it on Facebook! Spread the Word!
This is EXACTLY how I’ve been feelinv about acting since I returned from my tour. GREAT interview. Such a cool guy…
I was inside the SoHo Apple store for about 2 hrs, trying to catch up on some blogging last Tues (which I do because I don’t own a computer besides my phone, and it can’t really do the whole job..), and when I emerged Old Grace (the bike), which I’d locked to a tree in front of the store early afternoon, in broad day, was gone. Suffice to say the bike tour is over.
That doesn’t mean the project is over. I plan to spend the next few weeks booking shows in NYC and in the Tri State area at schools, in after school programs, theaters (if you have any ideas or leads for me, please shoot me a mesg), and possibly just traveling around the city and performing via train, and Jolie and I are gearing up to begin working the one man show.
This project of hopping on my bike with Shakespeare on my back, barreling full speed ahead towards my fears has been one of the greatest things I’ve done with my life, and I’m not ready to be done yet.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
1st day back in NY. Supposed to be resting today… Instead the Speare Bearer is performing at the DUMBO Arts Fest.