I don't think there should be a hierarchy of what is valid in the arts.
A dear friend of mine always brings a pineapple instead of flowers when he comes to a show. I love it.
When I was six, someone in my family gave me a yellow pencil holder that had my name printed on it. I still have it, and when I'm doing table work in rehearsal, I use it to carry my highlighters and other writing utensils. I love it.
Boxing is a lot of preparation and then improvising, so there are parallels to being an actor.
Boxing is really an art form. It might just look like two people beating each other up, but when you look closer, it's actually quite beautiful and interesting.
Theatre has been a part of my life since before I can remember - my dad is also an actor and a director and a storyteller who lives and works in the Twin Cities; my mom is a nurse practitioner, but she also grew up doing theatre - so, it has always been a part of my experience.
Next to acting, being in the great outdoors is my biggest passion.
I'm always interested in storytelling and whatever form that comes in.
During my childhood, I played just about every sport imaginable, which became less feasible at Juilliard... Although I remember our annual dodge-ball game as a highlight. The Juilliard 'Fighting Penguins' are a force to be reckoned with.
If you think you're in shape, try boxing. You'll discover that you are not. It's the most physically challenging thing I've ever attempted, but I love it and I want to keep up some of the training.
Math was always hard for me, but my dad would come up with ways of making it fun. I remember playing 'Number Munchers' on our old Mac... That counts as math class, right?
Every show you do, you have to do research, and I love to dig into things. I learned about World War II by doing 'Anne Frank.'
I have never been able to hold onto a really strict gym regime because I get bored.
I really hope that I can continue to do classical theatre - it's something I am really passionate about and I'd love to explore.
My weakness as an actor is that I think too much.
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