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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with “The Gigli Concert” Director John O’Hare

Alixandra Kupcik:

This is an incredible theatre production with an award winning cast and director. Best piece of theatre you will see in Sydney all month if not all year. Take a look.

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” Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens”-Carl Jung
Jung’s quote has resonated with me profoundly lately. In the midst of my first Saturn Returns where I am bidding adieu to my youth and welcoming adulthood, it is perhaps for the first time I really understand the immense courage one must possess to find ones truth as Jung intended.As an actor, I am constantly searching for the truth. Only satisfied when I have instinctively exhausted every possible avenue of discovery. (Albeit art has on many an occasion imitated life.)
In 2004, only just 19 I was entering my second year of Drama School at the Actors College of Theatre and Television in Sydney (ACTT). First year was not easy for me. I struggled. I was looking outside for all the answers when I…

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Heath Ledger on Decisions

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Heath Ledger (4th April 1979 – 22nd January 2008)

“If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.”

—- Heath Ledger, Australian actor known for his role in The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, Candy, and A Knight’s Tale.

If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices
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The top 7 reasons I encourage my son to be an actor

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The top 7 reasons I encourage my son to be an actor

There was an article on Backstage recently written by a casting director “5 Reasons I Won’t Discourage My Daughter From Acting.” For those of you that are not in the industry, a casting director is the person you go see for an audition.  I have to say I commend this woman for this article. And not just because my son is an actor. Cathy Reinking has been a casting director for more than 20 years, so she is not a newby by any stretch. It’s a refreshing change to so much negative we see regarding acting – especially for a child actor.

What struck me was reading the comments below her post and one individual who makes the comment about how she’s never been an actor herself and doesn’t understand when others should be discouraged (gently of course)…

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happy birthday Bette.

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this woman is the reason i moved to NYC to pursue acting. her. i’ve been in one play my entire life and that was in 7th grade AND i fell offstage(when the lights dimmed i still dont think people realized it was me) so the idea of being an actress never occurred to me. Until one day. i was sitting in my kitchen in DC and i got a call from my cousin Kelli. we chit chat for a bit and then she randomly said “what are you doing?” for some reason i thought of her question from a deeper perspective…”WHAT am i doing?”. i was approaching my 5th year at Howard U and i. so… as i sat there thinking this faint memory popped in my head. i was vividly remembering multiples times when my parents would look at each other while pointing at me saying “that girl is…

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