Don’t think the stand in role, the one without lines, in a play makes no difference. In reality, it’s the smaller roles that have the greatest freedoms, the grandest room for you to pour in your own vision and heart. So use them. Use the small roles and one day you will find your role is front and center and this time you will be ready to take on all that such pressure puts on you because you have worked all the roles beneath you and now you are the one to hold the show together.
You are the one whose words or simple hug, will make all the difference standing in a life and death situation. Those will come. Just don’t rush the journey. What you gather along the way is crucial. It is in the small roles that you have room to make your mistakes, learn your own lessons, and all without the pressure of front and center. All without feeling like you will cave under what you have to uphold.
So take your small role. Pour your soul into it and watch it became what you always wanted it to be because others will notice.