THERE IS A MONSTER UNDER MY BED … OR POSSIBLY PRODUCING MY NEXT PLAY.

AS WE APPROACH THE “DARK TIMES”…

A big discussion in several of our classes has been FEAR. There is an irony to fear, thus a reason the arts are ALWAYS precarious.

Fear is an outcome of creativity. Thus, the more creative the mind, the better chance that the fears will be great and oppressive. It takes a broad imagination to come up with scary things – logical or otherwise. How many great artists don’t give us the gift of their genius because of a fear of failure or judgement or paranoia over a superstition or false concept or assumption.

I contend that the more creative a person is, the more they are able to create the very fears that stop them from growing as a performer. The truly wise in the arts retain their brilliance but use their imaginations to create SOLUTIONS to END THEIR FEARS – or at least see passed them.

Recently a situation reminded me of the prevailing elements of my upbringing that gave me a fount of fear – and I’m not alone I’m sure. I’ve spent my life creating detours around the fears with great success … most times.

An element of our classes is to show you how to use your creativity to DESTROY yours fears

… or at see look passed them

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