The Role of the Actor by Ilana Lydia
12 Aug. 2021
I love a good deconstruction, and "The Role of the Actor" really delivers! It's more than just a witty commentary on the magic of theater penned expertly by a life-long disciple of the craft, it's the kind of satire that only comes from those who live in the very heart of the thing they mock. A love of the stage permeates every word and interaction, have a quote: "Actors are replaceable. But your character—the story—takes the best of you while you’re acting it, then grows in the readers’ minds when you’re not."