So what’s the point? Really. I mean does the world REALLY need another blog?
Why do this? Why spend so much time learning about this stuff, setting up a website and sending it out to the masses? Simple really.
It’s something that I have TALKED about doing for a long time.
If I took anything away from President Obama’s innaguration speech it is that we are at a time in this country of great difficulty AND opportunity. It will be those that choose to embrace the opportunity that will make a difference in the world and change it for the better. 2009 is going to be the year of DOING for me.
The great acting teacher Sanford Meisner believed that through the Reality of Doing the actor is brought to life emotionally. He defined the Reality of Doing as follows:
“Whatever you are asked to do, no matter how seemingly small or impossibly difficult, you do 100% truthfully.”
As actors we are asked not only to be a well-trained artist of exceptional quality, but also an expert marketer and entrepreneur. And let’s be honest, the face of our industry is changing rapidly, and there is a choice to be made – embrace it or fight it. I’m choosing to embrace it and this blog hopes to share that journey (and some of the pitfalls I may find along the way)
I have no idea where this will lead or what I will discover – but like in my acting work – often the best moments occur when I let go of any expectations, get comfortable with not knowing, stay present in the moment and really do whatever I am there to do.
I invite you to come along for the ride with me. My hope is that this blog is informative and useful. Please leave comments, feedback and let me know if there’s something that you are doing that’s working well. I want to create a community of actors who are excited about being pioneers in the age of web 2.0 and how we can leverage its power to let the world know who we are.
See you on the road.
Seth Caskey is an actor, volunteer, marketer, marathon runner and tv addict living the dream in Los Angeles who is committed to creatively connecting and inspiring actors to live their dreams. Learn more about him at www.sethcaskey.com.