Acting : Coming through the other side by Steve James

Steve James

Coming through the other side

When you live with 'the acting life' every day, life can be depressing. In the two years since my return to 'the stage' I have been cast in 4 broadcast projects (Film, Web, TV), and 3 theatre projects each year. I have been doing nothing for the for the first two months of this year without even a shot at anything, including one week when I went to 4 broadcast and 1 theatre audition that I was 100% confident of getting - nothing. I was getting depressed. Now, three weeks later, I am about to start theatre rehearsals for a project that goes up in May, I have just nailed a surprise role in an ongoing Web Sit-Com, and have been invited to audition for two other roles that came as a great surprise. Looking back - it was just a couple of months, but It's great to 'come through to the other side' .

Dan LaRoy

learn to enjoy the journey. Be grateful that you are able to do something you love and count it as a blessing. Success takes time. Lot's of it.

Debbie Croysdale

Yep. Life peaks and troughs. The trick is to enjoy the journey, and turn it into a learning curve, instead of a pit to fall in. Congratulations Steve on your new projects.

Simion Santi Walker

Good for you. Best of luck. How fun to do what you love and get paid for it. - Cheers

Richard "RB" Botto

Love the post, Steve. It's easy to forget sometimes that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Hills and valleys along the way.

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