On Acting

"The word ‘theatre’ comes from the Greeks. It means ‘the seeing place.’ It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation." 

One of the most valuable lessons I learned about acting came from a man named John Gulley. He taught me that the trouble we carry; that honest, deep, broken stuff inside us can be transformed into something beautiful… if we share it. Brokenness becomes beautiful when it is revealed truthfully. And when we reveal it truthfully, we create... possibilities. Truth can make us giggle, make us cringe, or set us free, and to be an actor (a good actor), one must reveal truth. Expose it. Not for the sake of ourselves, but for others. I love acting, and I love actors because they are in the business of revealing truth. It is a selfless and courageous act to get up on stage, reach deep within, find truth, and give it all away.