I love my friends. They teach me new stuff all the time. I’ve seen a bunch of old friends in the last week as the summer comes to a close. One very talented friend of mine (an actress) shared this bit of wisdom from Alfred Molina, her friend Fred. Mr. Molina was in Chicago for a workshop at Northwestern University and at one of the classes he taught he said (and I paraphrase because I wasn’t there) that the way to approach each role and each production is to assume that everyone around you is a genius until they prove otherwise, and the only question that you should ask the director is, “Are you happy?’
Translation for the first day of school:
All of my colleagues know what they are doing. They are talented educators and thinkers. I believe in each of my students. The question I should ask my students? Not sure, but how about: Are you interested?