Log in



I want to write this on facebook, but I fear no one will get it. I should write more on that, actually, having contributed my real world name to some theater criticism on a blog, but…

What I want to write in my facebook status, that I cannot in good conscience leave for people to comment on is this:

I’ve been thinking more about directing because I’m simply not pretty enough to be an actor.

I know what people will say, and I know what people will think. But that is the truth. I have no interest in being pretty (though I want to be fit) and I think I can make good theater if I no longer have to worry about my own appearance in the making of it.

Filed under: Ennui | | Comments (3)


  1. You should do what makes you happy. And no matter how things are, if you are uncomfortable with some aspect, it’s a source of discomfort/stress that can distort everything else.

    And then sometimes, when you can stop worrying about it… it stops bothering you.


    Good luck!

    Comment by egon — 8/3/2012 @ 10:24 pm

  2. Thanks, egon. That second part is what probably I should do since I do still get a great deal of joy from being on stage. But maybe dabble in both.

    Comment by steelbuddha — 8/6/2012 @ 9:42 pm

  3. You wouldn’t be the first actor who directed… and even directed something they were in! So, good luck!

    Comment by egonegon — 8/28/2012 @ 8:49 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.