Actors and Tiny Houses...
We passed a tiny house on the road this evening! Right here in SWFL. We honked at the young couple as we passed, hollered out the window our appreciation of their handywork and gave them a thumbs up. So as many of you savvy readers know there is a huge trend happening for tiny houses right here in 'Meruca! That makes me smile. More and more people are tuning in and turning off...Yeah, man! I dig! There are docs popular on NetFlix (TINY), there are shows devoted to it on HGTV (Tumbleweed) and there are tons of blogs discussing different plans, designs and decor ideas devoted to living small and off the grid. I mean this is what we do, right, actors??? We go into company housing for months at a time with our suitcases and maybe a box or two of our belongings. Our little boxes contain a favorite mixing bowl, our best knives, a special skillet, a potholder made by a sweet friend, a fringed table cloth given by a props master years ago, candles, yoga mats and meditation pillows, perhaps a blanket, framed pics of your sweetheart -- the few little creature comforts that make a house (or apartment or hotel room) a home... so tiny houses are a natural fit for actors!!! This got me thinking...What would it look like if there were a whole farm of tiny houses complete with a central garden and hang out area preferably by a body of water? Is that too much like a commune? Could it be an artist colony? Are there still artist colonies like this? There should be! Is there a grant for this? Perhaps under a sustainability umbrella? I bet there is a place like this. If you know of it, please comment and let me know. Or what if we think about it from a producer's standpoint...Are you more likely to get the gig if you can provide your own housing? Just give me a little plot of land or a driveway or out front of your house. It is like the cool version of Cousin Eddie. ("Shitter's full")! I know there are the apartments and how the set up is at Flat Rock Playhouse -- I am looking for true TINY HOUSES...A girl can dream... #Stayhealthy
I'm a southern gal with liberal politics who has worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot in order to be a working regional theatre actor. There are lots of working actors who are out here grinding without begin famous. And we consider that we have already MADE it. I really like to tell stories and solve the puzzle of the text. I LOVE untangling scripts and unlocking characters. I really give a damn about the planet and am an avid gardener. I love to get my hands dirty. I am completely fascinated by fellow journey(man) actors and how we survive and thrive. Ballin' on a budget, Baby. http://www.rachelburttram.com/