Should we really write so personally? All these examples of poetry, novels, blogs and plays that are so heavily grounded in a real-life situation, should we really be so open? Absolutely! With a few important side-notes and a powerful fearlessness, being so honest and open not only heals us, but it has the potential to … Continue reading Stop Being Afraid To Write What Happened | Writing Advice
When you're a creative type of person and you take the decision to pursue a career in one of the many creative sectors, especially those heavily public ones, many will agree that the chances of you suffering some form of mental illness are quite high. That is not to defer anyone from following their dreams, … Continue reading How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness
The reason creativity and the arts are so important is that they lay the foundations for a personal support network and a fundamentally beautiful way of perceiving the world. Last night I wrote a poem (pictured below) about the reason I write, and the fact without doing so, I would struggle to emotionally survive as … Continue reading Seeking To Understand; Creating To Survive.
12 years ago I began my acting career in an amateur theatre company called MACYouth Theatre. Many years before that I encountered theatre for the first time. Two big moments in my life and in relation to theatre. 'The Box' and, for that matter, 'Badac Theatre' is yet another significant moment in my theatre experience. … Continue reading The Box by Badac Theatre | A Theatre Review
There is a reason we are here, although it all seems arbitrary some days, we all have a purpose, we all have a dream, and we are all capable of reaching it. Like a filmic epiphany I have finally reached a point where I am, without a doubt, certain that the only career I can … Continue reading ‘DESTINED’ | New Poem + Explanation
Okay so little introduction as always: Here's a new poem I wrote today called Lights Up. I've tried to keep it broad enough so that it can be applied to more than one kind of 'performance', but it was written with theatre in mind. It basically speaks of the first performance and how it affects … Continue reading Lights Up – A Poem
Four years ago I performed one of the most important performances of my life. Why was it so important? Because it was my Year 12 final performance, but more than that it was the first performance of my acting and social progression of its kind. It was intense, it was challenging and completely out of … Continue reading The Power of Acting and Returning To School
Firstly, before I begin what is to be a shiningly positive review of Carrie Hope Fletcher's book 'All I Know Now' I would like to clarify something. My knowledge of Carrie, her videos, her songs, her book etc my respect for her and my love for her work has nothing to do with the fact … Continue reading All I Know Now – Review