Find Your Weirdos (with Deb Radloff)

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Deb Radloff in Rude Groom's 2019 Production of Twelfth Night
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This week Daniel and Monty sit down with actor, yogi, and Rude Grooms Sharer/Founding Member Deb Radloff who has been featured in every RG production going all the way back to Much Ado about Nothing. She shares her story today about finding your wins in the theatre industry, and the importance of community. To learn more, follow her on Instagram @debfindingherwin

Topics include:

  • The importance of training for different mediums
  • The lies we tell ourselves as actors that inhibit our progress
  • Maintaining positive, clear relationships.
  • Giving yourself permission to fail.
  • The dangers of knowing “just enough”
  • Staying focused and positive during career dry spells
  • Knowing the difference between what you can control vs. what you can’t
  • The self-sabotaging habit of intentional under preparation
  • The safety of familiar failure
  • The power and terror of being fully present and open.
  • Counting your victories, no matter how small.
  • Rude Grooms origin stories!
  • Finding people you like to do work that matters to you.
  • Being proactive about maintaining and building relationships.
  • How creativity breeds creativity, and practice breeds preparedness.
  • How to find or create your artistic home
  • An actor’s secret superpower.
  • The camaraderie of community.
  • Knowing your worth as an artist.

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