Some movie actors say they never watch their films.
I understand; if my life were lived,
a series of disconnected scenes,
pieced together in a cutting room at some director’s whims,
I’d be loath to call it mine, nor give
a rip about the scenes that happened in between.
in company with other living souls.
On stage or off, I’d be a party to the action; know the page,
and own my part in such a way
that I’d contribute to the Playwright’s goals.
no way but forward, scene by scene.
But better that, than acting when there is no risk;
when every scene gets shot again
until the product satisfies a predetermined scheme.