Maybe I should blow my own trumpet more often. But then with the way so many in this town over promote my actual experience may be taken as just an effort to be up to their standards. No one should worry about anyone else. We all have things to offer, gifts to share and crosses to bear.We are all human and we all have a right to study, perform, teach, and live life as we see fit.
I have not done a SAG Conservatory since Adrienne Garcia Mann stepped down as chair? I have not been asked. Charlie DiPinto and I did several as co-leads and they were very successful, and I did cold reading and on camera workshops on my own or with other local coaches. Why have I not been asked to return to the Nevada SAG conservatory which I helped get off its feet and running?
My north side professional Chicago theatre experience, professional commercial and voice over background and my work with theater companies in the pre-IMDB era go ignored as some disgruntled (or jealous) actors toss stones without knowing the target they are shooting at.
I have taught acting here in Las Vegas since 1990 with the focus of helping and promoting the student, the talent and not myself. I generally work for others instead of promoting my own name and inflating my ego.
I currently teach through Casting Call Entertainment, the Boulder City Park and Recreation Center and private lessons. I also teach other subjects for college credit through the College of Southern Nevada, Everest College and the University of Phoenix.
I am on the air, with my voice heard for 18 hours each Sunday as the local host for Nevada Public Radio statewide, locally on KNPR 88-9, and have been for 11 years.
Anyway.....consider this vented.
Seeing my fellow performers talk and perform as part of the SAG Foundation on-line web series made me want to take a moment to sing my own praise, blow my own trumpet and vet a bit on the word on the street I listened to but did not respond to during my campaign to be reelected to the National Board of
Screen Actors Guild.
And thank you again to those of you
who voted for me. I am grateful, and humbled.