As a writer, I can at least always do some writing, even if I don't have an office to go to. It's hard writing on your own for months on end, but at least there's the writing. If you're an actor, you can only really act when someone hires you to act. You can't really act on spec.
I suppose that's what theater, and acting classes, are for.
It is a not-very-Valentiny Valentine's day, because Hunter's home sick from school, playing Star Wars Battleground. I can hear the sound of Simon the Killer Ewok destroying his enemies...
This is almost the exact reason , eleven years ago, I dropped my theatre major and picked up an English major. Plus, in community and academic theatre programs, there's so much competition required. If I've always wanted to play Joseph in Dreamcoat, and I audition for it, someone else will probably get the part, and I won't. Whereas if I've always wanted to write a story about Ismene in Antigone, I can just go for it--and even if someone else is working on a project about the same thing, his success doesn't necessarily mean my failure, and one way or another I get to write it and enjoy writing it.
Most actors I've met are already insane, although not necessarily from lack of work.
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