The Off-Broadway musical, The Anthem, closed abruptly on Sunday June 22nd. You can read more about the closing here. It was definitely sad to see our show end so soon especially when we received great reviews and wonderful audiences coming to see the show. There are rumors that it may have a 2nd life but no one really knows. But that is not the reason why I am writing this blog.
I am writing this, hopefully, to encourage any artists out there who may be going after your dreams to still go after your dreams but to also solidify a plan. When The Anthem ended, the news came so fast that it was a shock to the system. I needed some time to get over the heartbreak and anger and frustration that came with hearing this sudden news. I needed to mourn. But once the mourning process was over, I come up with a list of things that I wish to accomplish within a year's time.
1. I want to become a SAG member
2. I want to write and perform a one man show
3. I want to write, create, and star in a web series.
I am currently working on all of those things at the moment. Those are just some of my goals but they are the goals that I am focusing on at the moment. It's always nice to have a plan or at least set goals for yourself. This business is so unpredictable and there are so many things that are beyond our control. But if we can work on creating our own work and make an effort each day in accomplishing our goals then at least we can be happy with that, regardless of the outcome.