Strong & Wrong
It is in the FAILURE, and the process of getting up, dusting off your knees and trying again and again, that we learn and grow.
Hi gang. Welcome to my first venture into the blogosphere! Now – I’ve done quite a bit of video blogging for other projects I’ve been a part of (like RENT and GODSPELL, which I’m currently performing in 8-times-a-week at the Circle in the Square Theater on Broadway) – but an actual written BLOG?! That’s new territory. Immediately, I was nervous. “Do I have anything to say? Who will read my random musings? Does anyone care? What if I sounds stupid?” But, I’m putting myself on “the line” (like Paul, Cassie, and Sheila did in A CHORUS LINE) and taking a stab at something NEW. I’m actually quite inspired to try a LOT of new things recently, because of working on GODSPELL. Our director for GODSPELL, the amazing Daniel Goldstein, had a famous motto in rehearsals for the show back at Paper Mill in 2006 (who knew that little Paper Mill production would end up on Broadway 5 years later?!). His motto was: STRONG & WRONG. In fact, for opening night, he printed t-shirts for everyone in the cast with that same saying. It means – you gotta commit to your choices fully, go “strong”, and not be afraid of failure – because it is in the FAILURE, and the process of getting up, dusting off your knees and TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN, that we learn and grow — as people, as artists, as… well, bloggers. So here goes: STRONG AND WRONG. Thanks, Danny Goldstein.