Blog: Kudzu, Mon Amour
Queen Esther’s blog is on Blogspot.
DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?
Queen Esther (QE): My blog is basically about my life as an artist.
I’m a theater/musical theater actor and solo performer that’s slowly and carefully transitioning into film/tv/commercials. I’m a vocalist with a voice over business and a musician/songwriter with a publishing deal that self-releases material. I’m also a playwright/librettist that’s developing new work.
My blog is about what that creative process is, from preparing for an audition to reading and researching an idea for a script — and all the things that happen along the way.
DCSME: How did you pick the topic for Kudzu, Mon Amour?
QE: Everything happens so fast, especially in this city. This blog was my way of slowing things down and examining them – an especially important thing to do if you’re highly creative.
DCSME: How is Kudzu, Mon Amour different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?
QE: I don’t know of any other blogs where an actor/actress/performer/writer of color would dissect the audition/callback/work/creative process and their place in it. Do you?
DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?
QE: The thing that I like most about blogging is that I get to document what’s happening in my world — which, for some strange reason, is a lot harder than it sounds.
DCSME: How often do you update Kudzu, Mon Amour?
QE: Sometimes, its a few times a month. Sometimes it’s every day. It totally depends on what I’m up to. I have to be pretty swamped to not write anything at all.
DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?
QE: I’m much more than an out of work actor that’s auditioning incessantly and waiting for my big break – or at least a phone call. That tired cliche has come and gone — for me, at least — so if you’re looking for an abbreviated version of “FAME” this blog will be a huge let-down.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I’m not a replicator — I’m an originator. I audition, I get callbacks and sometimes I get the job. But most of the work I do, I write/create — especially when it comes to music.
Queen Esther’s other blog(s)/website(s):
The Queen Esther Amazon store (for all cds, bio, video, etc)
The Music Blog – “This Rock n’ Roll BlackGrrl’s High Life: A Cautionary Tale”
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