I feel my feelings a lot.
You know that classic sitcom joke where a character is watching something on tv while crying uncontrollably, and after a few moments, we learn that they're watching a commercial? That character is me. I feel so much that at some point in my life, I started to get self-conscious. After all, the character crying at the commercial is usually the punchline, right? So I started to regulate my emotional response to things based on how I *thought* a person should react. I would say to myself, "Sarah, it's a 30 second YouTube video about a dog being reunited with its owner. You can be happy, but for the love of God, stop crying!" Even when I was completely alone, I'd censor myself! "Okay, today's Grey's Anatomy episode is especially intense, I will give myself permission for a few gasps and *maybe* one tear. Anything more than that is ridiculous, it's just a tv show, lock it up, Leahy!"
One of the best decisions I've made in my life was the choice to stop denying how my body wants to feel when I'm truly moved by something. Life has been so much richer since. And now, all I want to do is be the person who makes you feel all of your feelings.
And I hope you will let yourself feel without a moment of pulling back.
August 2021: After three wonderful years in KCMO earning my MFA in Acting at UMKC, it's finally time to return home to New York City. Kansas City, you were great to me. You introduced me to my fiancé, my awesome dog, a cohort whom I will always love, and a theatrical community that I don't want to say goodbye to. But it's time to go home.
As of August 2021, I will be available for work as a local hire in the following areas:
New York City (primary city)
Kansas City, MO
South Florida (Miami/Ft Lauderdale)