Thank you, SXSW Sydney!
Final day in beautiful Sydney – it’s been a wonderful week of performing, learning, playing, and connecting here at SXSW and I’m sad to leave but so happy I got a chance to be here with so many incredibly lovely people. Finally getting to meet and sing with Montaigne and sharing the stage again with Troy Baker at the Stray Gods performance on the opening night of the Games Festival was a magical experience (and gave me even more love and admiration for my sweet and wildly talented friends Laura Bailey and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, whose songs from the game I was singing as well – loads of fun to talk on but please go hear them do them because they’re just incomparable). I had a wonderful conversation at JCM Sydney about how to be an artist in the age of technology with Georgia Frances King, and a great Q&A with the dear friends from Summerfall Studios who made Stray Gods happen.
So grateful to be living in a time when all of the arts can come together and continue to grow along WITH each other. My theatre training and experience – the oldest of the acting arts I’ve studied – is precisely what I think made it possible to jump into games the way I have, and my musical theatre experience is now coming full circle with this beautiful game that we’ve put forth. As I’ve said (And so have many others before and along with me) voice acting is acting, at its core, it’s all storytelling in the most powerful ways we can, and as technology moves forward, it’s our opportunity to grow our creative muscles along with it.
Can’t wait for the chance to come back out to this beautiful part of the world…until then, I’ll see you from the next magical destination soon!