A reader commenting on my previous post on Joanna Droubay, with my aside about the quality of Portland actors, is on the mark in taking me to task for gratuitous, and undoubtedly unfair, criticism. In all honesty, my harsh words come more out of frustration with my own struggle to be a better actor. I will try, from here on out, not to displace my frustrations onto other local theater people, who are obviously committed to their art. I regret my snarkiness--not all of it--but the most toxic, at least.
I appreciate the reader's measured words, too, as well as for reading me on a regular basis and calling me "Mr. Millstone," which makes me feel downright dignified. Thanks for that.
Best Regards to this measured critic,