Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Drought is Over!

well.... hallelujah. I just got a call from Mother Road Theater Company's Artistic Director Julia Thudium and I've been offered the role of Kitty Oppenheimer in the Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer!

So interesting to me... I left the auditions last night in a funk thinking that I had not done a good job of assimilating direction and adjustments. What a relief. I have come close all year. So this feels really good. Kitty is a truly great part and I get to work with my good friend Christopher Hall with a really great company.

I was reading over my post from the other day and had this realization of something so painfully obvious I am embarrassed to share it here. That all those concerns about how I look, my weight, my age etc... have nothing to do with the craft of acting. I don't even think that they have anything to do with the business of acting anymore, really. In the realization I felt this wonderful release of energy, like a great cloud of smoke leaving my body. This sense of freedom in the moment took over. I am now released to focus on the work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


  1. Fantastic news, Viv! I'm so happy for you, for all of it - the role, the release. Wonderful.

  2. Congratulations. I do feel that way sometime, because of my "heavy" Latin accent. Well, I keep working on my acting craft, including taking speech classes, because the fact that I have an accent can not stop me for doing my passion: acting. Congratulations to you again.

    Juan Carlos Pinedo

  3. Juan Carlos! Your accent is your asset. Thanks for the encouragement!