Before I set off on this extended metaphor of an actor as bamboo, let me just acknowledge the irony of this comparison and get that out of the way. Yes, we have all been asked if we are "playing the tree" in our next production. And yes, that joke from our Muggle family and friends remains utterly hilarious. Every. Single. Time.
But in this rare instance, I am actually going to encourage you to think of yourself — for a brief moment, I promise — as a bamboo tree (apologies if this induces any drama school PTSD, folks).
Thoughts / feedback / challenges? We'd genuinely love to hear.