"I AM trying to make, before I get through, a picture of the whole world--or as much of it as I have seen. Boiling it down always, rather than spreading it out thin." --Ernest Hemmingway
Though Hemmingway was referring to his writing process, I find his words applicable to an actor's challenge. After fifteen years of performing in theater, film, commercials, improv, and acting competitions, I've found that acting is more than creating interesting intentions, relationships, and choices-- it is the concentration, or boiling down, of those choices that, like a good soup, the most flavor can be enjoyed. With one script, one character, one choice, one line, one movement at a time, actors boldly approach what is bigger than all of us-- us.