It’s All in the Name

I’ve often been asked “how did you come up with the name, ‘Kitchen Sink’ for your acting workshop?” I realize it doesn’t sound as professional as the “Cheryl Weston School of Acting Technique” or the “Act to Play Theatre Workshop”, but it does have a certain je ne sais quoi to it. As I considered a list of possible names, it occurred to me that there are scads of acting techniques or “methods” to choose from nowadays. It seems everyone has an opinion about it. Even the actor, Dustin Hoffman has his own “online” school for budding young actors. As I thought about the plethora of acting classes available today, the old saying “everything, but the kitchen sink” quickly sprang to my mind. And it occurred to me, “what’s wrong with the kitchen sink?” Why does it always get left behind or forgotten? Sometimes, all we really need…is the one thing that is the most versatile, trusted and solid. Hence the name, “The Kitchen Sink”. Odd name. Solid education that is wholesome, creative and fun!