My junior year of college, I was cast in my first ever acting role: Mary Warren in “The Crucible”. (Thank you, @bobegasper, from the bottom of my heart + for believing in me + seeing something I knew existed but hadn’t yet discovered.) I loved the intensity of Mary’s character +, though I didn’t really understand it at the time, I loved how I, too, could channel my own experiences into her voice, how I could heal through the words of another. The acting bug had bit me.
I performed in a couple of other plays + went on to study Irish Drama at @gaietyschool. Fast forward a few good years + @colinfbroderick cast me in his play, “Father Who” +, later, his feature film, “Emerald City”. I was very conscious of being his partner + being given these roles because of our relationship but I felt (+ feel) confident in my abilities + experience because this passion (not that it matters) preceded him. On the stage, I feel at home in a way I don’t feel anywhere else.
Though my days are filled with other activities as of late, my acting days aren’t done. I don’t talk about it much but the fire is still very well lit. I have big dreams of acting in or directing (!) a Beckett play. I still have cinematic moments where I believe a point in time has been scripted, where a camera is capturing my inner monologue. I love it. I love it. I love it.☺️
This 📸 by @kathleeneconway is five years old + captures my stage hubby, @john.duddy, + me rehearsing scenes for “Father Who”, cloud pants + all. You can take the woman out of the yoga studio...😝 #tbt #acting #theatre #fatherwho #emeraldcitymovie