Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Quote of the Day (Mary-Louise Parker, on the Chance to ‘Go Deeper’ in Theater)

“There is relief in the fact that on my worst day backstage in a theater, I at least know where I am. I hear ‘places, please’ and know how to get there, which is somewhere. Theater is this amazing metaphor: You get another chance to un-know stuff and go deeper. When you hit on something true and leave yourself behind, it is freeing in a way that renders you weightless. That feels worthy traversing any steep ladder within yourself, until you say your humble prayers to whomever and then dive.”— American film, TV, and theater actress Mary-Louise Parker, “The Very First Time…I Had Actual Egg on My Face,” The New York Times, Nov. 6, 2016

(Photo of Mary-Louise Parker at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego by Rick Marshall)

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