Hello, October

Well, it’s October. Leaves are gonna start turning. The weather is cooling down. Football season is in full swing. Starbucks is selling all their pumpkin-flavored stuff.

Business wise, October starts Q4. I’m launching a 90-day blitz for my ventures. It’s going to be a huge undertaking; but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I have a lot I want to accomplish. On top of that, the new year starts out better when you’ve built up momentum instead of starting cold turkey on January 1.

My theater season is done for the year. The show I was in last month was great. It’s titled ‘Pulpits’. I played a young minister sent to straighten out some things going on in a church. Normally, I wouldn’t take a role in a “church play”; but this wasn’t your stereotypical chitterlings circuit type of play. There was a lot of gravity in the script.

I had a pretty lengthy monologue at the end of the show. Let me tell you, that was a challenge. Not so much because it was difficult to memorize; but moreso because I had to exert so much energy to do the piece justice. I was literally out of breath every time I did it. Opening night, I cried after the show was over. I wasn’t sad. I just really felt the emotion of what I was saying. It hit home. I really called on my method acting training and incorporated a small piece of every minister I’ve ever met in my character. One of the assistant pastors at the church I went to in Birmingham was there. He said he was impressed by my commitment to being a preacher….even if it was only for 2 hours lol.

The coolest part about the show was my parents and my sister coming. My family has always been supportive of everything I’ve done my entire life. Hearing my sister say she didn’t see me but she saw the character meant the world to me. My sister is no slouch when it comes to theater. She worked in NYC while she was in college. She’s seen some top-notch acting.

Well, I guess that’s about it for this post.

Thanks for stopping by.

– Eric