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Chasing away the big black bird: a monologue on cancer and depression by Jeff ... - Boing Boing

Chasing away the big black bird: a monologue on cancer and depression by Jeff ...
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My friend Jeff Simmermon talks in this video about cancer and depression. He nails it. Jeff explains,. I had testicular cancer in the spring of 2009.
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A good example 

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That Dreaded Audition

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“Do you ever get nervous before an audition?” a colleague wanted to know. Let’s name him Jack. “Not really,” I said. “I find nerves to be extremely unhelpful. Most...
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Auditioning can be a scary experince but we all go through it and can learn from others experiences.  

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Feeling Frustrated? Embrace it! Frustration is a vital part of creativity & being an actor | Actorhub

Feeling Frustrated? Embrace it! Frustration is a vital part of creativity & being an actor | Actorhub | Finding the perfect monologue | Scoop.it
Every actor at every stage in their journey has felt frustrated and annoyed with the creative process. It is perfectly normal to want to tear your hair out and scream and shout ... and occassionally cry!

Via Sirenetta Leoni
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Don't let frustration get the best of you! use it to find better material and put emotion into your work. 

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Sirenetta Leoni's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:36 AM

This article does a good job explaining why actors and other artists need frustration to motivate them and help them push through to their next creative breakthrough:

 

"Before we can find an answer to anything, sometimes before we even know what the question is, we need to be disappointed, we need to be convinced that the solution is never going to appear. We need to have wrestled with the problem and lost the battle, because it is probably only after you have stopped searching that the answer will arrive."

 

If you're an actor, feeling frustrated comes with the territory and is part and parcel of the creative process. You can't move forward without it, so better to recognize and accept that it is just a necessary part of being an actor.