lately it all comes down to more than words: writing an internship report (or the so-called thesis) it’s not an easy piece of cake but also it’s not at all impossible. meanwhile I’ve been enjoying the simple things in life that only some people know about: walking on the beach, dancing near the sea, drinking refreshing cocktails, swimming. Summer is better when you have a project in hands and you work on it in the most stressful environment. Can’t wait to finish all my writing and go back to work! Cheers! have a good summertime ;)
To finish my Masters degree in acting (performing arts), I did an Erasmus internship abroad. Meanwhile I ended up enrolling on this play which was inspired by Ingrid Lausund’s “Hysterikon”: we all loved the concept of the text and from that point we’ve created something new. The whole process was amazing! I can’t wait for the next project!
Dramaturgy: Asisa Hafez
178. Production / TheaterSpielHaus
Photography: Sara Felino
there are so many people we cannot live without. I’ve learned through time that it’s fine, ok and reasonable to be dependent from others. Best friends are there when we least expect: they are with us no matter how. Their advice stays in our minds to face reality. Friends are always surprising: even when you don’t stay in touch so often, they are there for a good chat. Personally, I find the connection that maintains a relationship, one of the most mystic treasures of humanity. It’s the unknown we crave and it’s the discovering that’s exciting (and after many years we keep the right ones inside our hearts).
Recently I’ve been noticing truthfulness between human beings: business colleagues saying goodbye at the subway, a couple holding hands while dancing at 3am on the street, a child picking his father’s nose at the park. These things will reflect later on our wrinkles. As time goes by, our face tells a story by its disposition. We are able to capture signs of love and happiness and turn that into a tattoo, a landmark in our body. Also all the scars from all the mistakes you’ve done are preserved as life lessons (because truth hurts but also sets you free). Nothing is perfect; but when you feel genuinely and spontaneously happy, there’s not better award in this lifetime.
Lately, (as you probably read on my last post), I’ve been rather busy. Managing time between three different part-time jobs, then having rehearsals at night (the play opens in July) and finally, writing my internship report to finish my masters in acting. In spite of this, I realized there are some people who like to validate themselves by shouting their conquers. This is a very unnecessary quality about a person unless what you’re saying it’s actually 100% reasonable. My point here is just to remind you (the person who’s reading this): don’t let yourself down because someone tried to prove that he/she is better than you or has a more “interesting life” than yours. There’s no such thing as perfection and people shouldn’t step on each other just to prove that an individual can have more experience than another person. Each knowledge in all of us is different and has many stages or learning. We grow up to become better human beings. We don’t have evolution to become more successful than the person next to us. Support causes that matter, “be kind to one another” (quoting Ellen DeGeneres) and follow your path as you are. Your conquers will reflect on your personality (no reason to shout it). Have self-confidence and mostly: self-respect.
Everyday routine is hard on everyone. We have deadlines, stress, anxiety and everything just comes and goes as the day goes by. Right now I’m sustaining myself by having three part-time jobs while I also work as an actress in a play (but unfortunately it’s a non paid job). Sometimes you gotta have another occupation to fulfill your dream: when you really crave something, you do everything for it, so, instead of complaining, I work hard everyday. I believe I’m building something worthwhile and mostly, I believe that things will get better and one day I will sustain myself by my craft. All of it.
Inspiration comes and goes in many forms: by sightseeing, by rediscovering something, by surprise, by mesmerizing and observation. In this world we also feel inspired by other people: not only by their work but also but their personality and mentor-ship. Personally, I have a list of people who I consider to inspire me over the years. Their work makes me love my craft and appreciate what comes with it. Of course I will not publish the list entirely here but I will mention some acquaintances of yours I hope:
Dame Judi Dench: I will not spend much time explaining who she is; instead, I recommend her books, filmography but mostly if you have the opportunity to see her on stage, go (you already envy me… perhaps in the future I will have that chance).
Bill Murray: I can’t really explain why but the figure of Bill Murray has always been there since “Ghostbusters” or “Space Jam”. He’s not only a great comedian but also has a charismatic work in American cinema.
Emma Thompson: she has a wonderful career and she is truly brilliant in everything she does. Of course I don’t know her as a person but from the media feedback, she’s a down to earth “celebrity” with a very good sense of humor.
Sir Ian McKellen: Along with Lady Dench and many other good actors, he’s just awesome. I wish I could also see him on stage… of course no one forgets “Lord of the Rings” or “X-men”…
These are examples of people who inspire me everyday to be more ambitious and to find what is truly meaningful about what you’re doing: It doesn’t matter if it’s a job, craft or career. Just breath in, let go misconceptions, take risks, admit fears and move on.