Into a lifeless pile of dust and soil, so we are told in legend, metaphor, and dreams, God breathes life into the first human being. Whatever it is that makes human life unique began that day. Inspiration brings life, without it we are…… without.
Life: creativity, movement, curiosity, pleasure, pain, wonder, satisfaction, hunger, action, language, innocence, guilt, consciousness, conjuring, rebellion, consent….. all that goes into the making of a human being began to begin….
Without breath, there is nothing, no thing. With breath, we receive all the possibilities that life might offer. With breath, we are driven to express these possibilities. We must not keep them to ourselves, we must exhale and with each exhalation, we must contribute our gifts to the universe around us.
To hold back is to stop up breath, to cease creating, to withhold ourselves from the flow of living energy.
Creativity itself is an exchange of inspiration and expression. It is the most basic denominator of our existence. In the exchange of breath, we are all one.
The timeless moment between exhalation and inhalation can be experienced as a possible end to life. But our bodies, longing for life, open up to breathe again.
This constant ebb and flow keeps us guessing, gives us, on the most cellular level, the ability to know and then accept that our time in life is limited. Then with this perception in view, we experience the innate need to leave something here. As human life unfolds, it must create, not only for itself but to add to the endless variety of expression we have come to call art.
“I don’t know how to put this into words right now, but I am so deeply grateful for your classes this year. Absolutely the best thing to come out of this difficult year, and something that I look forward to each week. It has been a wonderful surprise how your eagle eye and on-target guidance come through the Zoom window without any diminishment. I generally don’t love being on Zoom and am Zoomed out, but your classes are the exception. And I love that you are adapting and being creative with the new format.”
I’m seeing so much growth in each one of us. So while most of 2020 has been a holding pattern of anxiety and depression – one thing I have to show for it is becoming a better, more confident actor. This is a huge thing for me.
…Michael Henry, Actor
Carol Fox Prescott celebrates the diversity of our community and strives to create a space where everyone feels welcome, safe and supported. She does not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind and stands with those seeking justice and equity.
Carol believes theater has the power to heal by giving each one of us a voice that may help to move people to action. Your voice and your creative imagination are more important than ever right now and she would be honored to provide a platform for its expression.