EP 86: Chris Soucy: Veteran (U.S. Army) Turned Actor/Writer/Puppeteer/Director
What does it take to overcome your family’s expectations and your perfectionism and become a successful screenwriter? Well, Chris Soucy’s solution was to feel the fear, do it anyway and write a script every week for a year. On this episode of the Second Act Actors podcast, I’m talking to another creative professional who’s finding his way in the industry.
Chris tells me about his early childhood in military towns in Georgia and how he transitioned into script writing. We get into an interesting discussion on combating perfectionism and Chris tells me how he changed the goalposts of his expectations to allow himself to write more and not judge his own work. We also talk about what it means to lead a fulfilling life and what that looks like to different people, especially those who don’t find satisfaction in their day jobs. Listen out for Chris’ reflections on sharing your feelings with others through art, which might inspire you to make room for more creative pursuits in your life.
This is a deep episode of the Second Act Actors podcast with a lot of material for you to think over. If Chris’ words of wisdom inspired you, please share the episode with other people and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast.