Author Archives: anunperfectactor

About anunperfectactor

Actor performer storyteller.

The Good News

“Do you have a relationship with Jesus?” Oh, man. Why did she have to go and do that? We were having a perfectly wonderful day together. I’d worked with this older lady a few times before. Doing background on a … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words

“You look like a mime.” That came from the photographer who was shooting my headshot. Years ago. Back in New York. When we were still shooting in black and white. Film. Not digital. People say that to me all the … Continue reading

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Set Pieces At Home

Sometimes I joke that half of what I own was used in a show. It’s not far from the truth, actually. So many of the items around my house were originally purchased as a prop or set piece for a … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With The Easter Bunny

There was a story in the news last year about an Easter Bunny getting into a brawl with some guy in a New Jersey mall. Naturally, there was footage, and it was pretty funny. The kind of funny when you … Continue reading

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No Hamlet In Maine

Once, I almost played Hamlet. Well, sort of. I’d been cast to play the Dane, but not in the Shakespeare. There is a very funny play by Lee Blessing, in which the entire cast of Hamlet appears, in a way … Continue reading

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Take A Bite

“Here, we just bought these tuna fish sandwiches, so feel free to eat them in the scene.” Oh, great. Every actor who is a vegetarian has this scenario in the back of their mind. At some point during their career, … Continue reading

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May I Have A Volunteer?

One of the first things I learned as a clown was how to choose a person from the crowd. The rule was: Only play where you are invited. If a person was smiling and seemed eager to engage, great. Pull … Continue reading

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