I started out as an engineer, trained to use formulas to solve problems. And when I took my first acting class as an adult (at the prompting of my friend, Gigi), it was more challenging for me than my hardest physics class in college. I quickly realized there was no formula, no algorithm, no single set of logical steps that would help me to be successful as an actor.
Thankfully, since that first class, I have learned from many wonderful teachers, including Cheryl Felicia Rhoads (at The Cheryl Felicia Rhoads Northern Virginia Acting School), as well as Lee Kitts (at Sol Acting Academy), many kind directors, and fellow actors on how to help tell stories. And I am still learning. I'm learning the joy of being in the moment. And the joy of not knowing exactly how the moment will unfold when it is performed, but being prepared as best as I can be to help tell the story. And, I have learned, it is not about me.
It is about the Story.