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Cyber Salon

April 27, 2011

After seeing the response to my last post, from From the Dramaturg’s Desk  and  Art and Soul Acting blogs, I feel like I now believe all the things people would tell me about blogging.  I have always envisioned the theatre artist, in any capacity, to be a bohemian (Bohemian: a person who has informal and unconventional social habits).   You can’t get much more informal than a blog.  It is not the kind of writing I am used to.  I was trained, as so many young people, in formal essay and academic journal type writing.  As it was explained to me, blogging is not that.  It, to me, seemed more like ranting, but it’s proven to be so much more than that. Someone writes a blog and someone else comments on it, and someone comments about that comment, and so on.  A dialogue has begun, a seed has been planted and random artists from all over the globe are adding bits of soil and water to help it grow.

The artist’s life is a way of life unlike any other, an ambiance you surround yourself with, a certain swagger to you emit.  It is the people you choose to create with; but what if it’s not.  What if you don’t choose them, but they choose you.  That is what we all are going for in this profession.  Let me work with you to create art or something like it.  Trust me to give you valuable insights and possibly pay me for it.  So what do you do?  How do you put yourself out there in the vast sea of theatre artists?  You expand your territory.  Thus creating: the Cyber Salon.  Any collective of artists can create an Salon-esque atmosphere.  It is this environment that drew me to the Theatre world in the first place.  The grand lounge of actors, writers, painters, etc., exchanging ideas and creating their respective arts in real time.

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So here is the call to blog! Join the Ensemble in our very own Green Room, or join another site, or start your own blog and keep the dialogue going!  If you already blog, why did you start? What drew you to this medium of expression?  What have you learned since you started?  What has blogging done for you lately?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2011 8:41 am

    I LOVE this post. The Green Room Blog is exactly like an online Salon (or at least that’s how I’ve always envisioned it!).

    I’m glad you’re enjoying blogging so much. It’s never something I would have thought I would fall in love with, but it’s taught me so much, helped me meet so many new people, and made me feel like a more confident version of myself.

  2. California Triple-Threat permalink
    April 27, 2011 12:50 pm

    Glad to be meeting you in our virtual little family! What a wonderful way to connect, encourage, and challenge fellow theater enthusiasts!

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