05 Nov Broadway Is Back After 18 Months of Darkness
I felt the strong urge to flex my storytelling muscle over the spring. When I went to Syracuse’s Newhouse School to study broadcasting, I thought my favorite part of the field would be being onscreen. (Shocking, right?) While that part gave me an adrenaline spike, it turned out I enjoyed the process of long form reporting the best. I loved listening to other people tell the stories of their emotions and passions. I loved putting the puzzle together that was picking out the best soundbites and crafting a script around them and adding in b-roll and natural sound to make the story pop.
The Bachelor opened up doors so that I could do the stuff of my dreams, like conduct a sit-down interview with Backstreet Boys for Live Nation and be a weekly commentator on Access Hollywood. Throughout achieving these lofty goals, I’ve felt a little nagging at my soul telling me I still need to create more packages like this one above.
In April, I was brainstorming stories ideas pertaining to my passions and thought about some of the awesome actors I’ve met at Broadway shows and wondered how they were doing as their industry was pretty much completely shut down for over a year. Thank you to Robyn Hurder, Jake Odmark, Tony Yazbeck, and Jeffrey “Sheckie” Schecter for taking the time to chat with me and for your honesty in sharing your 2020-2021 stories.