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Saturday, December 6, 2008

On Acting (Mostly)

First off, Will learned a new word. He learns new words all of the time, so usually this wouldn't be blog worthy. However, the new word made me think about my own life. What is it? Wal-Mart. I think I've been going there too much lately.

Secondly, we went to Salt Lake to visit Temple Square with Dallas' family last night. Don't get me wrong, I like Christmas lights as well as the next person, but why do we torture ourselves with cold to walk around the grounds when we could sit in a warm car and drive through Thanksgiving Point? I only say this because it seems like every year the goal is to see how quickly we can make it through the grounds and back to the car. We did have some good laughs (mostly thanks to the warm parking garage at the Olive Garden).

Lastly, I performed a monologue for my Shakespeare class yesterday. This normally wouldn't be a big event if it weren't for the fact that I hadn't acted in 5 years. I can't believe it's been that long. I performed a monologue from King Henry VI part 3 that a sweet student Maddie at DHS competed with this year. I have wanted to do it for a long time, so when the option was open to do it for my final project I took it. It was awesome. I even loved the fact that I forgot a line and was able to keep going without it totally throwing my focus. It was fun to discover a totally different way to do it than Maddie did. I think I've grown a lot as an actor (and I use that term loosely my friends) in the last five years just by watching and having more life experiences. (It has also helped to take a Shakespeare class and actually understand what I'm saying in my pieces more clearly). Performing reminded me of why I love being on stage so much. It's a feeling you can't get anywhere else. You're so nervous and frightened, then you perform and you can't wait to do it all over again. Maybe I will audition for some of the Timpanogos Valley Theater Company productions coming up... I just want to feel that again. Some of you know what I'm talking about.

12 comments:

The Harveys said...

Someday perhaps I could see this piece of artistry performed by you. :) Here's to finals and the end of the term...

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

Miss you and love you.

kalie and kevin chamberlain said...

Hi Amy, that is too cool! Way to be Shakespearean. Miss you! BTW, e-mail me your new address so I can send you a Christmas card.

marciea casselman said...

I'm with you on the whole Temple Square experience. It is so pretty and yet so darn cold. I have to admit that we haven't gone there at Christmas time for years.
Good job in your Shakespeare class. I think it must be like learning a foreign language to say all that he has written. It used to amaze me to listen to Andra's class spout out all of those words.

Erin said...

I know what you mean about Temple Square. I'm like "that tree is nice, so is that one, take a picture and let's go!" And good job with the monologue. I guess I've chosen other ways to let out my 'inner actor' over the past five year. Although I do miss it!

angied said...

i would love to see you in a play! i think you should do it! it would be fun.

Ben and Heidi said...

Very cool. I would go see any play if you were in it. I had no idea you had that in you.

BTW, I go to Dr. Tayler here in Heber. I didn't know where to go but several people recommended him.

Ty and Laura said...

yay, I am so glad it went well. I knew it would. Love you and your talent!

katie said...

So bummed you didn't perform for us tonight!
Thanks for coming. Sorry we held you hostage here for so long. Good night.

aaron and aimee said...

Good for you. I totally understand the feeling! I am always looking for ways to get that rush. It is such a silly thing, but that doesn't make it any less real. Love you tons!

cole linnae said...

amen.

Kandyce and James Gabrielsen said...

I'm sooo proud of you for getting out there and acting again! I really hope you look into doing some theatre around your community. I would LOVE to see you perform again! And yes, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about when you talk about that feeling! You're amazing Amylee!! Love your face!

Kan