Acting is an art unto its own, and so many life skills come from it. First, just getting over the terror of performing in front of an audience – even if the audience is your classmates – brings a new confidence. Our 7-time Emmy winning Mike Baker, a professional actor and producer (and so much more!) coached the best performances from our Friends of Guest House clients in January 2022. He showed them the tricks of the trade – breath, pacing, key word emphasis. Listen to our newest potential Oscar winner here.
Writing poetry is hard enough, and writing Valentine’s Day poems – then reading them aloud – takes a fearlessness that few of us have. Thank you Aimee and Rachel from Friends of Guest House for having that courage.