Actor or mimic?

Other actors before me have played the same roles, memorized and delivered the same words, yet the character I create will always be mine – my interpretation, my artistic decisions – because I’m different from them and it’s simply not possible for me to be the same character. If I try to copy someone else’s interpretation, it’s not acting… it’s mimicry. Would you rather be an actor or a mimic?

Author: Tom Kephart

Actor, director, writer. Social media guy. Higher ed drone. Sings for beer in karaoke bars.