‘You want them to like you, they may not like you, you’re going to make a fool of yourself, they’re going to think you’re not entertaining, nobody wants to hear what you have to say!’.
I have one thing that I always do right before I make my entrance onto the stage.
I laugh because I get to play for a living. I laugh because I can do no more but hope that I can raise a smile or cause a stir in the onlooker. I laugh because it’s joyous to get another opportunity to make a student or client feel that they are worthy to be heard too. I laugh, because it’s fun to do. I laugh because it makes a noise, which usually makes stage management come over to check I’m alright, or shush me, which means I have to engage with them and it distracts me and before I know it…the curtain goes up…
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