I can go on stage and be fine. I can use someone else’s words and not feel the least bit self-conscious. The audience, full of strangers, doesn’t bother me at all but I can’t audition for anything beyond school plays because…strangers.
Fast forward to today. My career, my calling, requires talking to strangers (which is still not my favorite part but I can do it.) And… I’ve found my voice in stand-up comedy. Am I an actor? Not yet. But I know that dreams change and I’m actually pretty happy where I am. ( although I am now available for auditions…. Call me!)