While at NYU, I performed in a group theatre experimental workshop directed by Richard Schechner.
The first day of the workshop, Richard said, “Everyone here will get an A+, if you do two things: Show up on time every single day and be present during the entire time of the workshop.” Sounds easy, right?
He also said, “If you fail to do either, you fail.” This was by far the hardest class I ever took.
Once I realized that what and how much I learned was dependent on me and my life experience at the time, I became liberated and in control of my education. Before Schechner’s intense workshop, it always seemed the other way around.
The experience helped develop my artistic vision and inspired my approach to photography.