I have the honor of being quoted today in Seth Apters "The Pulse" on his blog The Altered Page.
I hope you will hop on over there to see not only what I said about What great artist from anytime in history I'd choose to learn from and why; but who many others have chosen and what they said as well.
Yesterday, our nephew Allen flew in from MN for auditions for Yale and ACT in SF. We went into the City to meet him there for support. I drew in the car on the way down. Interesting journal pages done while car was in motion. (painted later in the evening at home).
We met up with Allen who had auditioned in the morning for Yale and ACT's masters programs in Drama and was awaiting possible call backs from them both. We went on to David's Deli for lunch while Allen went to see if he was on the list or not. He came back to let us know that out of sixty actors only one was chosen, a woman.
"They said they had their quota for male actors already, but to try again next year." The last part of that sentence was promising that he had done well and should try again. My understanding is that Meryl Streep went through six auditions before being accepted into the same program. I guess they wanted a woman that year too. It's a hard business to break into.
In the meantime, Allen has been accepted to volunteer as assistant director at the esteemed Guthrey Theater in Minneapolis, MN. This will add to his resume and give him the opportunity to work with important people in the field.
We spent a fun evening talking and playing Spite and Malice. Tomorrow he'll go on back home. I'm glad we got to spend this much time together. And I will keep my fingers crossed for next year as I'd sure love to have him studying in San Francisco so we could enjoy his company even more.