I’ve never gotten Julie Kavner, but she is amazing, and I take that as a high compliment! You have to see, “This Is My Life” if you haven’t.
On to your question: Ilana and I do write our scripts. The way we work in our room is that we break the stories with everyone and then whoever’s script it is, goes and writes it and then we bring it back to the room and table it. We get notes from the network and we rework it. repeat. Final draft is daunting at first, but don’t let it intimidate you. The more you use it, the more comfortable you’ll be.
I loved MICA. It took me 3 years and actually taking a leave of absence and going to Emerson for a semester to realize how much I loved it, but I loved it.
I learned how to see things at MICA, how to express myself in any medium, how to improvise. I learned how to talk about art and my feelings about art and the world. I met crazy interesting people. I lived in a beautiful little apartment on one of the most beautiful little blocks I will EVER live. My apartment got broken into + I used to sprint home at night from parties and bars, but I learned to love Baltimore even if it’s not the safest place in the world. I learned how to be safe in not the safest place.(SNEAKERS, bitch!) I found teachers who helped me and wanted to make me see things and be better.
I couldn’t recommend a better place to spend 4 years of your life growing and changing and making things.
Hell yeah broseph, we’re writing it right now! Thanks so much!
I read this and I thought about what I was like in High School and what high school was like in general. It sounds like you’re in a rough spot, but I can also tell you are finding the funny and the bizarre in your situation, which is what you gotta do. I am happy our show can provide a bit of an escape, but more that that, I hope that you know that sometimes the best thing about high school is that it ends, and you get to reinvent yourself. You will continue to get to and have to reinvent yourself over and over, so be patient but also know that time makes everything better. In time, maybe you’ll be getting patted down everyday…in a good way :)
Ugh, terrible joke. I’m really hit or miss. I took this photo of myself for you to show you exactly what I’m doing on a Saturday night. I’m cool as fuck.
When I first moved here, and the following years it was all about working during the day and doing comedy at night. I’d draw stuff and try to sell it on stores and Etsy and in the park on the weekends. It’s all about lighting that fire under your ass to get going and trying to use all the time in the day. I know that sounds obvious and also annoying, but no one’s gonna call you up and be like— Come on Anonymous! I always think of that Steve Martin quote: “be so good they can’t ignore you” So keep making that money, but also believe in yourself and that whatever art you’re pursuing is worth you time.
Also set deadlines and tell other people about them, thus holding yourself accountable.