A world without stories is not one worth living in. A life without love is no life at all. As an actor I aim to be a storyteller and I’ve loved every step of the adventure so far. Even a bad step in the wrong direction can be a good step in the right one. We are always learning.
My learning in storytelling began as a child. I haven’t always been an actor, but I think I’ve always been acting. I was constantly told I’m outgoing, and going outside of comfort zones is something I consider a specialty of mine, as well as my extreme physical ability. I believe I’m good at doing what I feel I need to do. This career path is exactly that. What I need to do.
I did really well in my schooling years. But it wasn’t until I was accepted for a double degree at university that I realised I couldn’t do that. It wasn’t enough for me. Acting, performing, storytelling, changing things, that’s where my passion was. I think I always knew it. I involved myself in community theatre in my teens and I’ve been writing stories of my own since I had the ability to form words. Creating something out of nothing is a quality I’ve always admired. But just writing the stories wasn’t enough either. I needed to do them, to be them. So I decided to try. And the only time I’ve ever looked back is to see where I’ve come from and see I’ve made progress.
And I have progressed. Through studying acting I’ve now performed in a Shakespearean play, I’ve self-devised and performed a whole production with my classmates, I made a showreel and got to act in film scenes; opening a door to acting in film when I’d only ever acted in theatre, I’ve learnt how to control my voice, how to utilise all of my body and I’m even performing at a professional theatre under direction from a professional director! The list is infinite and indefinite.
I spent years chasing my dream at a jogging pace, but it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I began sprinting for it. And I can’t stop. The human life is too short to not do everything you can to catch that dream. Do what you love. Feel what you feel.
And in the words of my childhood idol, Han Solo:
“This is where the fun begins”.
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