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Letting Go of the “Dream Role”

OnStage

by Christina Giannelli / Columnist

Like most performers I too have, the list. You know what I’m talking about. If you are a performer, you have it as well. I’m talking about the “Dream Role” list. Those roles and characters you dream of playing. Those roles you drool over and would probably give an arm and a leg to play.

While there is nothing wrong with this, it can be inspirational and for those of us who have the chance to play those roles, amazing. It can also just be more of a hindrance. To see yourself as only these parts and to base your success on whether or not you are cast in them is really a disservice to yourself. And sometimes, no matter how much we may love a certain role it just isn’t for us and can really become a problem if we are not able to…

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