A segmented view of the different facets of my life
that make up
and letting it go.
The word process is tacky, pretentious, and overused in the world of art. However, we've never had a better word and every artist has a process. My individual process took two years and a global pandemic to discover, and what came out is a fairly simple formula for my work comprising of three elements.
1. Technical application: This is based in the learning that occurs in training programs across the country, and in my case the learning that occurred at Syracuse University. It's made up of a mixture of knowledge that's focused on how to create an experience on stage or on film, while maintaining the ability to continually recreate the same experience. Whether that be eight times a week, or for the fifteenth take, the ability to sustain is based in the technical.
2. Experiential influence: This is the element that makes each actor different from the other, no matter the technique. My life experiences and perspectives influence what I present for each project I work on. It's what makes my take unique from another's, and vise versa.
3. Letting it go: You can't act if you're thinking about acting, or you can, but no one will believe you. It is equally as important to put the work in prior to a production as it is to forget the work you put in.
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My visual style was born from post-grad blues and a hatred of white walls.
Any space that I call my own cannot have empty walls. It's a personal rule, so if I can't afford to fill my walls with other people's art then I have no choice but to make my own. My paintings are almost always made up of craft paper, black acrylic paint, and broad strokes.
Interested in your own
should always be
returned to those who desire to
learn for themselves.
Part of my early career has been dedicated to teaching and
working with young artists as they begin their journey into
the industry. My students have been a rag-tag group made
up of different ages, disciplines, experience, interests, hygiene
habits, etc. No matter where on this spectrum each of them
falls, one thing in teaching is always certain; you always learn
more from your students than they learn from you. From this
perspective teaching is a selfish act (a fear quickly put to rest
when viewing a teacher's salary). A good teacher however, recognizes that this is a mutualistic relationship. One that should be cherished and pursued. One that I hope to continue soon.
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Before Covid I polled my
friends on what types of characters they thought
I could play.
Narcissistic? Absolutely. Interesting? Incredibly.
- Rich son that inherits daddy's money
- Popular dumb dumb
- Jake from Brooklyn 99
- Guitar softboy
- Angry dude who crushes monster energy drinks
- John Snow from Game of thrones
- Divorced single dad
- Tortured artist (lol)
- Ted from Schitt's Creek
- Lead dude from Entourage
- Bougie prep schooler
- Penn Badgley from YOU
- Bad boy on motorcycle
- Lead in a sci-fi episodic
- JD in Heathers
- College student
Personally, I think I'm a bit of a mix between all of these (minus the psychopathic tendencies, sorry Penn).
I'm also a guitarist, scuba diver, valued Trader Joe's employee, marketer, writer, video game enthusiast, meditator, circus acrobat, cat owner, BMTH fan, animation lover, and I'm sure a few other things.
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