Monday Musings

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By: Tulis McCall

Tulis McCall is a woman with a passion for performance and presentation. She brings her extensive knowledge of acting, writing, and producing to everything she does.

School Days ~ Monday, September 18, 2023
Last Monday at 6:29 PM

This school with the brown linoleum hallway floors and the globe lights and the pencil sharpeners and the long wands that were topped with window latches for opening and closing the windows, and the cloak rooms and the chalk boards. This was the place I returned to every September for nine years. From age 5 to 14. I loved it more than my own home.

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September 11 ~ A Surprise Take On An Old Tune ~ Monday, September 11, 2023,
09/11/2023

Danny, was 11 on 911. He had been, for a few hours and without knowing it, a child in danger of losing his parents. And there he was, standing at the bar, having traveled though 20 years, sharing his story with me, a stranger. Something that happened 20 years ago had come full circle and placed me and Danny at an intersection of immense specificity. An 11 year old boy whose parents dodged a bullet and an older woman who had never given his generation a thought.

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Labor Thoughts on Labor Day ~ Monday, September 4, 2023
09/04/2023

Labor. Never been in it – the baby making part. I have, however, spent plenty of time in the labor for money part. As to the baby making – all I can say is that, I was involved in it in the sense that I was born. Which when you think about it is an odd word for what happens, or what I am told happens because I don’t remember one bit of it.

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Anatomy Of An Audition ~ Monday, August 28, 2023
08/28/2023

For every 1-2 minutes that we are given in an audition, we spend 3-4-5 hours working on that monologue, conjuring, sifting, adjusting.

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Exits and Entrances ~ Monday, August 21, 2023
08/21/2023

Losing two dear friends does not make me special, although I wish it did. The sting of their loss is making me look at the entrances and exits of my life and those around me. We arrive after the party has started and leave before it is over.

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Death – A Surprise Visitor ~ Monday August 14, 2023
08/14/2023

There is, however, something sticking to me about these deaths. Something about where did these expansive, funny, snarky, irreverent spirits go? Surely they have gone somewhere, transformed into something – right? Didn’t Neil DeGrasse Tyson say that or Einstein say that or Brene Brown or maybe it was Cher. “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

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The Lure of the Lake ~ Monday August 7, 2023
08/06/2023

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Get Ready For The Gift of August ~ Monday July 31, 2023
07/31/2023

August is right around the bend, and it is one of my favorite times of year. There is something about the light that has softened. It has changed from the baking hot heat light of July into a mellowed tone. August light has been around the block. It knows a thing or two.

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What’s Up With Monday? ~ Monday July 24, 2023
07/24/2023

Somehow it doesn’t seem fair to turn Monday into an albatross. Like I said - it is the Moon’s Day and as such is connected directly to the celestial, to dance of the planets that, no matter how we crap up this planet, keep on keeping on.

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Digestion And The Strike ~ Monday July 17, 2023
07/17/2023

And that is exactly the role of a production studio – although some might not see it that way. Some would say as actors and writers you are hired to do a job. Period. But on the other end of that handshake is the production company who you have hired to take care of you, to protect your rights as the owner of your art, to guarantee your benefits and assist you in securing your future. That will hopefully include more work for you making money for them.

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