Finding the Courage NOT to Help

As I write this, it’s my sister’s 54th birthday. It is very likely that she will not make it to see 55. She does not have cancer. She has another disease: She’s an addict. Every time one of my other sisters calls, I’m convinced it will be THAT phone call. You know the...

Rejection Sucks ASS!

Last year I returned to theatre after an unintentional 5 year break. When I auditioned at the TBAs (a huge audition with 100’s of theaters present at one time) it felt like a triumphant return. I got the role that I really wanted. It was a peak experience in an...

When Is It Time to Change Course?

You may be wondering, where’s Lauri? I haven’t been posting or emailing as much lately. Over the past year my life has been filled with many changes. My boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary June 6th. I moved to San Francisco and returned to theatre. I...