Zitat des Tages von Estelle Parsons:
In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience.
I have never been interested in specific roles.
You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.
I think in small towns like this one, whether you're a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do.
I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater.
All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different.
Acting is very start and stop.
I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.
People who call themselves actors and can't ever get work; they do need to get another profession.
For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition.
I know people like spectacle, but I'm interested in moving people.
It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.
There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.
When I see what I want, I do it.
I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.
The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors.
We all need to go to good theater; that is what I believe will save it.
I mean, there are times when you aren't working, but still believe that work will come.