What do you love to do?
I love to act and sing and be a part of Chicago theater. I am also passionate about how the arts can be used for healing. I love that I can combine my passion for theater with my passion for psychology through Psychodrama. Psychodrama is an expressive arts therapy that can be used to help people understand and change the roles they play in their lives along with decreasing depression and anxiety.
What do you get out of your lessons?
My lessons have helped me understand how my body moves through space, the relationship between my body and my breath, and my physical habits that arise in audition situations. Lessons have helped me to begin to change these habits so that I can approach the audition in a different way.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
I hope to approach auditions in a more free and playful way allowing my creativity to be expressed more easily.
Brittany Lakin-Starr is an Actor, Vocalist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist living and working in the Chicago Area. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Psychodrama and is on faculty at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy.
Thoughts on what is going on in the work and the world right now. Many posts to come.