Manifesto of an Artist

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The first of two manifesto's - this one in particular is on the changes I wish to see in the performing arts world, especially since living in New York City.

2016

Submitted: October 22, 2016

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The Manifesto of a Performer

There are some things that need to be changed in the industry of performing. There is rather old-fashioned approach to whom gets certain roles, who gets shunned from the silver screen and the stage, regardless of the performers abilities.

The concept of “beauty” is ridiculously skewed. Society has unattainable visions of beauty that have been obscured more and more from reality over the decades due to “touch ups”. “Beauty” no longer has flaws. Flaws are now seen as disgusting and must be rejected. Flaws are what make us who we are. Flaws are what make us beautiful.

The reality I want: beauty is seen as people being who they are. Performers spewing forth expression in their art should be seen as beautiful. People should be free to use the performing arts as a creative outlet to turn what is on the inside and emit it to others, or even just themselves. The performing arts should not be withheld from anyone. Dance, spoken language, singing, creating of any kind should be available to anyone who wants to do it.

 

I demand that the performing arts not be only for those who are categorized into an irrational depiction of beauty.

I demand that everyone has the ability to express themselves with no judgement.

If someone wishes to sing their heart out with every not being off key, they can do so.

I demand freedom of expression.

If someone has the heart, soul, drive, passion and commitment, they should be given the job, or at least a chance to prove themselves.

I demand that weight, blemishes, colour of skin, tone of voice, should have no impact on the audition.

I demand imperfection because I want to see the beauty of humanity!

I demand to have this industry disembarked from romantification. 

 

I DEMAND TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE TRUTH, AND A REFLECTION OF REALITY.

 

I DEMAND TO HAVE HUMANITY OPEN THER EYES TO WHAT HUMANITY IS.

 

I DEMAND TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY.

 

Tear me apart and stitch me together by letting me into your world so I can see who you are as a performer, artist, creator of character, music, paragraph or monologue. I want to see who you, the person reading this, are as a human. I demand to experience what brings you joy, what brings you fear, what brings you to the brink of life, and what you hold dear. I want to experience what makes you, you. I want to know your secrets. I will not judge you.

 

I DEMAND THAT WE STOP JUDGING EACHOTHER

So we can experience a moment of bonding and sharing a common experience together. We can all relate to one another. False beauty stops us from relating.

 

I DEMAND THAT WE STAY TRUE TO OURSELVES

so we never lose who we are.

 

I DEMAND:

that I shall love and appreciate what you bring to the table.

that I shall appreciate your view on life, and on subjects.

that I shall accept that we do not always see eye to eye and our visions may differ.

that I shall never judge you for expressing who you are as an artist of humanity.

 

 

11-07-2016


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