At Brooklyn Acting Lab, we’re speaking to past and present BAL Teaching Artists about their dreams, artistic passions, and work in the field of teaching and theatre.
Here’s former BAL Teaching Artist, Miriam Holmes!
I like creating collaboratively—I find that I think much better when I can bounce ideas off other people.
I have three favorite projects (and one of them has nothing to do with theater!). When I was a sophomore in college, I stage managed a production of The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel. I fell in love with the story, the production, and best of all, the people I worked with, some of whom became my best friends. A few years later, I co-directed a production of Redwall that a friend and I wrote together. Finally, I’m currently working on making a knit/crocheted blanket with two friends. We don’t live near each other, but they’re ultimately going to send me their squares and I’m going to put them together to make a blanket.
I think that young artists, like all artists, should keep trying new things—when I was a kid, I didn’t think that I liked any plays except musicals. Once I got older, I thought I only liked realism and musicals. The more I learned about theater, the more I found there were things I liked; I just had to let myself try.