Actress, Catherine Fichera-Dreamers Podcast

Retired to Become a Full Time Actress, Catherine Fichera

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Actress, Catherine Fichera

Catherine decided to retire from teaching at the high school level for her passion.

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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers shared their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who’s living their dreams

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yeah

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yeah

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there’s Joe Carter today I’m capital
sheriff there’s nothing here during

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through action

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welcome to the show Catherine you if you
would please give them some background

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to our listeners well I was a high
school educator for 27 years 25 of them

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little over 25 of them here in New
Jersey i started my teaching career

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actually in the city of Philadelphia and
before that I was a full-time college

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student of course in westchester at West
Chester University and I did a lot of

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acting and performing when I was in high
school and college and then I got away

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from it for quite a while and devoted
myself to my teaching which I really

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enjoyed I was an English teacher that
was the subject for which I had the most

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passion having been involved in theatre
so i did get a chance to teach plays and

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literature and I ran a public speaking
debate program at the high school for a

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little over 25 years and it was a great
career and then the district in which i

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thought was growing larger and I mean 27
years is a long time to be doing

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anything so I I felt really the need to
kind of change i did not want to become

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an administrator a lot of teachers go
into administration where they go into

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guidance counseling they teach for maybe
10 15 20 years and they move up the

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ladder

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I had no interest in doing either one of
those things and i had actually started

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to assistant play direct i’m at the high
school for about eight years and that’s

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what got me thinking about acting again
because I would be directing these kids

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with the co-director and I would see
them up one stage I think to myself I

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would just love I mean I enjoy directing
but i would love to get back up there

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again like I want to be where they are
and I kept saying that to myself in my

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head I’m like all man i would just I
would just love to get back up on the

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stage again so i knew when i retired
that’s what I wanted to do

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wow yeah that that’s fantastic that you
are able to want to not just have the

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one but the ability to get back up on
stage of what it before we get into that

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part what exactly inspires you

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um a lot of things i think that one of
the things that I was very fortunate to

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have my parents in growing up they my
mother used to always say you can do

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anything you put your mind to

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so that’s what you want to try to push
it you know to do to do your best but I

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I i guess my inspiration would have been
my father who kind of knew that I had

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the ability to speak and perform and he
nurtured that he got me involved in

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activities when I was a kid that what I
could use my voice because i really did

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have and i had a proclivity for a good
speaking ability from the time I was

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very young

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actually when I was about six years old
i did a radio commercial with my dad I

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grew up in wilmington delaware and we
belong to a large perish there and they

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had a big church carnival every year was
a big deal in the city and they were

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going to invest some money in doing some
advertising on radio and my dad was a

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good speaker and my father was on this
committee and he’s like oh my daughter

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would do this and I remember being six
years old and just had no fear of doing

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it all my grandmother who still living
is 97 was also inspiration she used to

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read stories to us when we were kids and
she would do all the voices you know she

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was and she also performed on stage you
know she did some acting when she was

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younger back in the nineteen thirties
and early nineteen forties so time ago

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so she would you know marks me up and
down that neighborhood in west philly

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and I’d recite nursery rhymes and four
people up and down the neighborhood she

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just would be so delighted with that so
i guess those were people that kind of

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inspired me because they believed in me
and they believed I had a talent and

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ability and they foster that and
whenever people believe in you you

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believe in yourself

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yeah I can echo that in the hospital
absolutely

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it definitely makes a difference no
matter what you’re trying to accomplish

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and even just having you said was your
mom or your dad said that you know you

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could be anything you want to be right
or was it your my mom

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had so much yes they both believed it

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my grandfather and my grandmother very
big

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we’re very big on that idea so how did
your dream come down and you kind of

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touched on it

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growing up whether the what what was it
that really sparked it

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well I post-retirement i retired from
high school teaching I was 49 took a

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very early retirement and i started
teaching at 22

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I was barely you know couple years older
than some of the people i was teaching

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but i did take an early retirement and
when i was talking about retiring and

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notifying my family that I was and I was
very fortunate to have a husband is very

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supportive and we we had made some good
decisions financially throughout our

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marriage and we had two kids to send to
college and our daughter was still was

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still in college and our son had yet to
go but we’ve always lived below our

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means and we always budgeted very
carefully so we knew we could do this

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year my husband as well so we knew we
could do it but um I was talking about

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it with my brother and my brother is
direct professionally he’s a theater guy

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and he’s always been involved in shows
and productions through the area he’s

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done some theater in Philadelphia he has
a very close relationship with a

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community called the arden theatre it’s
in wilmington delaware it’s a community

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of artists

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oh and it’s better not to be confused
there’s also an organ theater in

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Philadelphia I’ve been the one feels
great but he’s associated with the one

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will maintain its natural arts community
and as a related then I do not enough so

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they just don’t think unfortunate may be
mistaken on that i’m not sure but on

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he’s actually in a production of Henry
the second over there right now he’s at

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rehearsal for that i’m in rehearsal for
a show in the city but anyway I’m i was

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talking to him and I said you know I’m
retiring and I want to get back to doing

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the things i love and he was involved in
a pretty was getting ready to direct a

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production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth
Night i remember i remember you posting

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that man and he wanted me to be involved
in it so he basically offered me the

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role in it and I also sing

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I’ve always song I didn’t musicals in
high school and that kind of thing in

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action this was a singing role so he
cast me in this role and that was the

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first show I did and it was really
wonderful because he’s five years

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younger than I and we both did theater
that’s lazy Adam

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high school but we could never we were
never in shows together because we were

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never in high school together for five
years

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alright so i did theater and then I
graduated then he went this lazy Adam

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and he did theater there and I would go
and support him and then I did theater

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westchester he went to west chester
university as well but again we never

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worked together we knew the same
directory as we work with the same

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people but we never could do anything
together because we were five years

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apart so this is the first time that we
were working together and it was so

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wonderful on because he’s he’s really a
wonderful director and it was just just

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a joy to it was just such a like what a
thrill like to retire from one thing and

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then the first thing you do after
retirement is work with you know your

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brother your baby brother is now
directing you in this play and it was a

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great great experience and what was
interesting is our father passed away it

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will be 25 years in October my father
died very young unfortunately and that

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show enclosed in october first which is
our dads birthday which was really

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interesting that then whether it worked
out that way and so we were like yes

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somebody’s looking out for us up there
you know so that was my first and taste

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and getting back to it

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yeah well I mean everything happens for
is yeah absolutely how was your dream

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received by your family members and
other people in your life that like hey

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I’m retired right now I’m gonna go act
right I’m gonna go do this stuff

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um I you know it was interesting because
I can do as much or as little theatre as

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I want i don’t have to do it
professionally actually the next three

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shows that i’m doing the production I’m
doing now the next to I do get a little

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stipend for with a professional theatre
company in Philadelphia but I’ve also

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done community theater over the past
three years and I all I’ll do any

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worthwhile project whether i get paid
for it or not I had the luxury of being

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able to do that but it is a large time
commitment it’s time away from your

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family and it’s time away from my
husband and my family have been very

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very supportive when they can they come
out to see the shows which is great my

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husband sees everything i’m in my kids
just depends on my

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daughter graduated two years ago from
lasalle university so and she’s got a

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job right now she’s an executive
director of a company and she work six

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days a week and she’s very busy and our
son just finished a second year at

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villanova so he’s across the bridge and
you know when it is home the last show I

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did called the pearl which was written
by a local Philadelphia playwright is a

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great great little play he was home for
Spring Break so he was able to see that

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when you talk about your family being
supportive it’s interesting is all this

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last show that I did I had to kiss a man
on stage and I mean like real like get

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into it like it was like and three or
four times I had to do and I so I you

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know I I talked it over with my husband
and I said now you know this is it is

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but my son having to see me do that you
know and at first he was like I’m not

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coming

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I can’t like you want to extend like my
said vantage just acting so I mean

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things like that like I don’t know like
I could take a role where I’m a really

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horrible person you know and murder
someone and my kids are gonna come and

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watch that so it’s like you know I’m
trying to get them used to the fact that

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acting is just acting it’s just
pretending it’s just playing don’t get

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upset and and he came and solid and he
was fine but it was a challenge for him

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but you know it’s it’s I mean I don’t
know if I would ever do anything that

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would be embarrassed for them to see
what they’ve been very supportive

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yeah that’s one of them have been great
i mean like we said it’s great when

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family and other people are supportive
value and definitely believe in you

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so what what steps did you take to get
in get back into acting I mean you said

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that your brother helps you get that
started from what kind of things did you

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do to prepare yourself mentally I don’t
know physically yes I mean now you’re

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not at a desk violently you know walking
around in a school but you’re up and

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you’re moving around and standing for
long periods

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well you had that with teaching right
but still I’m sure there’s something you

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have to do I mean it’s one of the most
challenging things about acting well

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first of all kind of acting that I do
which is stage performance and it’s I

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mean you have to stay very focused most
shows run between two and two and a half

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doors and if you have a large role with
a lot of lines to memorize line

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memorization is very challenging and
it’s challenging your director gives you

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goals to me to be off book by a certain
time off book means you have that scene

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memorized and you know you you want to
meet those goals because one of the

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great things about performing on stage
is it’s like you work as a team with

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these other people it’s an ensemble cast
you get very close to these people and

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it just kind of it’s almost like a
religious experience for me it’s you

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know it is like every show is different
than the audience is reacting to you so

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you have this relationship with the
audience even though you’re not directly

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focused on them mean there’s that fourth
wall you know I don’t want to break the

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fourth wall and all that but uh I i had
some challenges in line memorization

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when I started to get some roles where i
had to sew my husband actually for my

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birthday purchased for me and I can do
this on my iphone but I I do i do use a

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little recorder and I i had to come up
with a system of how to memorize like

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what was going to work best for me
because every actor has a different way

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of doing it some actors actually record
their own lines and play it back over

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and over they learned their own lines

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what works best for me is my record
everybody else’s lines and I leave blank

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air where my line is supposed to go so I
can listen to the show and I can

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practice like I’m almost rehearsing
because i’m hearing all of the other

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actors and then I know my line comes in
here that helps me to remember the cues

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and when I come in

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so every every actor you know that
that’s a and yeah I mean you’ve got to

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stay physically well you have to take
care of yourself you know which I always

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did anyway because teachers very
demanding i think teaching is just as

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demanding is what i’m doing now and you
know it pays to stay well and take care

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of yourself and and yeah so all of those
things when you got started was there

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any bro box that you hit I know if I
would say roadblocks I i think the most

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challenging part of it is

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depending on what you’re doing there are
theater situations that are more

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challenging than others every experience
I’ve learned something but I’ve been the

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show I mean now i think is the sixth
show that I’ve done since I retired

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three years ago and I’ve done some
community theater work where I feel and

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and not to not to say that some some of
the actors have had more challenges as

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far as kind of getting themselves
together on time and now I the show i’m

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doing right now with a professional
theatre company so everybody is on board

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you know the director says okay we’re
off book for act 1 by Tuesday everybody

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is there an off-book on Tuesday there’s
no farting around you know and that’s it

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and so those people are making the
effort to be there for each other as

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actors and I feel if I’m not well
prepared when I’m supposed to be it’s

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not just me it affects the other actors
if you’re not prepared as an actor to

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run a scene or to rehearse you’re
affecting everybody else in that scene

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with you when it’s frustrated me when I
have been prepared and other actors have

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been prepared and you have a couple of
people who are not prepared and it just

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wastes time you know because you you
can’t the show is doesn’t have I i use

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the term polish there are shows i’ve
been in that have had impeccable polish

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and that’s because it’s a professional
endeavor everybody’s into it everybody’s

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prepared everybody’s working hard a few
shows i’ve been in have not had that

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polish and it’s ok I I work around it
and I’m doing the best I can on but the

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best situations i’ve been in have been
these professional theaters that I’ve

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worked in where everybody’s kind of
right there

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well because they want to get paid well
that’s just the back for the next

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exactly not exactly and you’re not going
to get cast and I this is something we

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would even tell students when I directed
on the high school level because i knew

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from talking to my brother it you can be
very very talented but if you’re

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difficult to

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work with the people will not hire you
you will not get cast if you have if you

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prove yourself to be someone who’s not
prepared who takes forever took to learn

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their lines who doesn’t show up for
practice which a lot of actors are like

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that too

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they want to be actors they want to come
to rehearsal you want to come to her why

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are you even doing this if you don’t
want to come to rehearsal you know so

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you know you you deal with that at
different levels and different stages

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yeah I’m sure how do you overcome some
of those like it in those situations

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where people would memorize their lines
or they don’t show up for practice

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yeah i mean i was gonna show actually
about a year-and-a-half ago where we

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actually the port director and the
director was a great director but there

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were a few people that were struggling
and they actually put little little I

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guess

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post-it cards around the set to kind of
initiate the person to remember the line

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and it’s a shame when you have to do
that for people but we had what we had

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to go that far and do that for people
and then in that ship same show we had a

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few actors who would get together
because we had some line drops we had

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some people who just consistently drop
lines so we would say we actually say to

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each other all right if she says this
will say this if she drops this line

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will do this sutra but you know even
that is a learning experience because

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you don’t know what’s gonna happen as
you get closer and closer to opening a

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show and if people aren’t well prepared
and you know anything can happen on

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stage you can be very well prepared and
still I’ve dropped lines and missed

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things are said them the way not the way
I wanted to say them or forgotten line

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even the best prepared people do that

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everybody makes mistakes but if you’re
well-rehearsed you kind of know how to

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cover that mistake up without the
audience being how would how would you

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go about doing that

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uh I mean it just depends on the
situation so you for you for coat you

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know completely black out on a white I
just make something up yeah i actually

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did that the last production i was in

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on it was a comedy and this is the
comedies are very challenging because

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audiences you think they’re gonna laugh
in certain places and the audience on

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this one particular and every show has a
rhythm like you just kind of in rhythm

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with the other actors and ok i say this
i’m going to say this you’re going to

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say this here’s the punch line the
audience is gonna laugh okay I’m going

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to say this you’re going to say that
you’re going to say this and the

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audience is gonna laugh we had a night
when the audience laughed at something

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none of us expect them to laugh at and
you have to wait for the audience to

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stop laughing and it just broke the
rhythm and I had the next line just

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blacked on the law because the line
didn’t come in like this

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the audience laughter I had to wait and
then it was like and I just made

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something on the director was like
whatever you said i can’t remember what

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it was but it made sense to me like that
I just came out with something similar

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but I i dropped the line you know and I
mean you hope that something will happen

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where you know and and other actors will
save you to that that’s you know

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sometimes if somebody drops a lie
another actor kind comes in and saves

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the day

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well I mean it could be a lot of lines
to memorize do you look at the lines in

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between acts at all or you know once you
know what you know it and you really you

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really don’t have to do that now I i run
lines when i’m doing a show if it’s a

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show do I run lines every day I never
take it for granted

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I i run the lines every day with my
recorder practice it every day and then

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the show is at night again

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some actors feel they won’t be as fresh
with the lines if they do that and maybe

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they just go over if they have a couple
of monologues we’ll just go over there

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monologues in their head or something
like that so it depends a guess they

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feel like they might be too robotic or
something in there in time you my

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brother used to say he still says as a
director that sometimes you can be over

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rehearsed if if you if everything clicks
in other words you can cut peak too soon

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so youyou peak like during dress
rehearsal and everybody starts getting

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kind of stale because you know that the
audience usually takes care

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for that for you because every audience
is different when you do it in front of

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an audience it’s just a lot

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it’s just magical so even if you feel
like I’m getting kind of tired of this

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then the audience starts coming with you
and what you get that energy back

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I mean the same as me with DJing you
know it’s not any fun sitting in a room

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by myself doing it as much as it is
being out in front of them even if it’s

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only two people or one other person it’s
much more exciting especially when they

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get into it and then you can you feed
off of that absolutely

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with that said is there any part of your
dream that haven’t quite worked out i

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think i’d like to do maybe more singing
because I I did do a lot of singing and

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I actually joined i was i’m still
actually the executive board this

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organization i joined up a choral group
choral arts of southern New Jersey and

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it’s a really wonderful choral group but
because of all the acting i’m doing i

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haven’t been able to commit myself to
sing for them so i think what I probably

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like to do is maybe do a musical at some
point but Sierra music I mean I can sing

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and I can memorize but I i guess i read
music more than I probably give myself

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credit for I can read a little bit but
that would be that would be a challenge

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to kind of be involved in a musical
again so that might be something I’d be

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interested in doing too so is that that
you would you say that would be your

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dream for the future is all right maybe
do a musical or to get back into that

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because i really i really enjoyed that I
guess would you go to would you try to

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go for a community theater first but
that or would you try to just jump right

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in

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you know there’s there’s a website
called theater alliance . work they post

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a lot of theaters with some community
theaters professional theaters will post

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. you get on their website and get into
theater jobs and you’ll see all of the

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audition calls for auditions so what I
usually do but now i’m committed until

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the end of october with the brain spunk
theater is the theater that I currently

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involved in now in Philadelphia so I’m
committed to

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until the end of october but when i have
time and I’m looking to do a show i

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usually get on theater Alliance and I
take a look and see what’s available

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because you’re not you’re not really
appropriate for every you know

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yeah i’m a 52 year old woman at this
point you know I’m not gonna get cast in

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Godspell okay you know what i mean so I
i see what’s available you know and if

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there’s if there’s something that that
they’re looking for someone in my age

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group then I would decide oh maybe I’ll
audition for that you know see how it

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goes i almost auditioned for that’s the
theorem Pittman the broadway theatre was

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a two great shows over there and I was
getting ready to audition actually for a

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comedy and i ended up auditioning for
the pearl at old Academy and east falls

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and I said to myself I don’t get cast in
this then what did I did get cast in old

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Academy so I ended up doing the show
there but there’s a lot of great theater

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around there’s a lot of community
theater there’s a lot of professional

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theatre and I think people are gaining
an interest to get Philadelphia is a

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great theater community there’s a lot of
good theater in Philadelphia of fringe

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arts they have their own space now for
fringe arts and they have their own

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facility brain spunk to show for fringe
arts last year at the walnut street

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theatre loosened his bed for the
festival but now they have their own

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facility there’s there’s a lot of great
theater in the city so yeah it is a

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great so yeah I know we get we get a lot
of people come out and and and see the

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shows so so is there any last thoughts
you’d like to share with our audience

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um I guess one of the things i would say
is one of the things I’ve learned at

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this kind of just popped into my head a
couple of years ago as I was

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experimenting with different things and
I kind of realized that in order to be

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really good at something you have to be
engaged in the whole process you know I

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remember about 10 years ago my son was
taking guitar lessons and I got it into

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my head I said I’ve always wanted to do
that I’m going to learn how to play

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guitar right so I had this image of my i
was saying image in my head me like

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playing the guitar and singing

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ok so i started taking guitar lessons
with him

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then he picked it up right away he was
like get 78 years old

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yeah you’re can’t accept all this stuff
right so I’m learning these chords and

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I’m practicing and I’m and I realized
you know it’s like I’m just not liking

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this this is a left-handed as well my
son’s also left hand in both of us play

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guitar right-handed but I thought that
was the problem where it was just I I

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realized what I was interested in was
this image of myself playing guitar I

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really didn’t want to practice this but
I really didn’t want to commit myself to

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it so this is like a one to two-year
thing and it was like yeah I’m not doing

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this anymore but the things that I’ve
enjoyed the entire process with those

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that look even I was a teacher I mean is
that believe it on and most teachers

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will tell you this i enjoy grading
papers i enjoyed making up lessons i

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enjoyed planning ahead for my students I
still love like sitting in my classroom

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ok another due next week okay right do
this we’re going to do this we’re going

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to i loved the whole process and the
same thing applies with the acting I

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love going to rehearsal I even love
memorize it

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it’s a bitch but I love memorizing my
lines i love that process even shows

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where I don’t have a lot of lines lot of
actors if they’re not in certain scenes

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and apply the light go out of the room
listen to music walk around you know a

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lot of theaters have monitors so you can
see where the show is progressing so you

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know when you have to be back on stage
when I’m not in a scene i’m usually

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behind the curtain listening to the
other actors because I just love

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listening to the show i love hearing the
Ark of the show I love listening to my

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fellow actors and getting into their
scenes and hearing how they’re

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delivering their lines and oh my god he
delivered that so great i love the whole

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process and I think that’s the secret to
success if you don’t love the whole

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process you’re probably not going to
succeed at it so it was anything i would

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want to share with your listeners that
would be if you’re loving the whole

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process you’re going to be a success at
it i can agree more with that I mean you

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see it every day I mean look at like
baseball players you know right they get

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good at one thing and then they’re
pigeon held to it or you know Alan I

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% years ago you can have all the talent
in the world but if you don’t commit to

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it you know and whatever you say about
me

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I remember years ago reading an article
about Michael Jordan and especially as

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he was getting older he was still
playing professionally in his thirties

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he would show up for practice he would
get to the facility like two hours

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before everybody else and he would work
out for two hours before practice her

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and he would lift weights and workout
and then he would do practice with the

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rest of the team because he was
committed you know and you you’ve gotta

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admire somebody who’s willing to do you
know somebody who wanted to play in his

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thirties and it’s hard you’re out there
with 20-somethings and young guys and

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you’re trying to keep up with them and
he would work out and still be there and

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went the extra mile so that he could
keep up with those guys and that that’s

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what makes a legend and the man’s a
legend you can take yeah definitely

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well thank you very much for being on
the show you’re very welcome the

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pleasure is online

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take care thank you for joining us for
this episode of the dreamers podcast

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please send an email to j and j parr .
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parr . comb

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my name is al and I’m Joyce and we’re
huge disneyland fans in fact we love the

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Disneyland Resort so much we host the
podcast dedicated to the happiest place

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on earth to share that passion with
others

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that’s right on our show tales from the
mouse house disneyland podcast we share

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current resort news some tips and tricks
we’ve learned over the years to help

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make your disneyland resort vacation the
most magical experience ever

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we uncover little-known and often
overlooked gems we like to call hidden

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treasures and even review the
attractions and places to eat and make

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the Disneyland Resort so much fun and if
that wasn’t enough we even share some

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video episodes to help keep you in that
disney magic state of mind if you’re a

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longtime fan of the disneyland resort or
you just recently discovered the magic

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this podcast is for you you can find
tales from the mouse house disneyland

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podcast at www.lnscaptioning.com and in
itunes and remember make it a Mickey day

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