I dedicate this site to my classmates/company. Affectionately known as The Eleven.
Special special SPECIAL dedication to our unofficial twelfth company member. You know who you are.
Take a look into one of our thesis projects 'Trojan Women'
Here our cast discusses the difficulties and joys of creating a play. Trojan Women was an original play produced by the USC school of Dramatic Arts.
Trojan Women was part of the 2014 USC Spring Repertory.
USC is near and dear to my heart and I owe every iota of success to this point and going forward to the faculty and amazing classmates I had.
Our voice teacher Natsuko Ohama gave us each a copy of this poem and we each took turns reading a line a piece. It was one of the first things we did as a class and it stays with me till this day. I've kept my copy in my wallet ever since.
THE ACTORS VOW by ELIA KAZAN
The poem speaks for itself. My daily mantra(s).
I will take my rightful place on stage
and I will be myself.
I am not a cosmic orphan.
I have no reason to be timid.
I will respond as I feel;
I will have my throat open,
I will have my heart open,
I will be vulnerable.
I may have anything or everything
the world has to offer, but the thing
I need most, and want most,
is to be myself.
I will admit rejection, admit pain,
admit frustration, admit even pettiness,
admit shame, admit outrage,
admit anything and everything
that happens to me.
The best and most human parts of
me are those I have inhabited
and hidden from the world.
I will work on it.
I will raise my voice
I will be heard.
#12 hard at work