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Check Out Nicholas Trivisonno’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicholas Trivisonno.

Hi Nicholas, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born on a small farm in Southern Michigan and while the nature and forests are amazing, it wasn’t exactly the most exciting place to be a kid in the early 2000’s. To combat some of this isolation, I turned to movies, our little blockbuster was a haven for me and was the catalyst that helped me dream about life outside of the Midwest. I eventually fell into acting around ten years old and fell in love with theatre and film almost instantly. Even as an incredibly aloof teenager through college the one thing that was always constant was a passion and drive for the arts and most specifically theatre and film which eventually drove me to Interlochen Arts Academy, The Theatre School at DePaul, and finally out of the Midwest across the country to California.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s hard to say, in so many ways I have been incredibly lucky. But the Arts never make the path clear for us and I think the biggest challenge most artists is finding and maintaining a strong sense of identity. More recently, unfortunately I was still a student during the early days of covid and lost a significant portion of my training to the lockdown and ensuing online classes. However, looking back, it’s hard to call that a true struggle when my perspective of the lockdown is still seated in the first world. That doesn’t invalidate mine or anyone else’s struggles these last few years but I like to keep those kinds of privilege close at hand as I think they are the easiest to take for granted.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
What I love about this industry is the fact that you are given free reign to become proficient in things you never assumed you would ever get any experience with. Furthermore, every project asks of you things you didn’t prepare for and that is where I think, I find, the most growth. I think what sets me apart in that sense is how much I have leaned into becoming as varied a performer as I can be. From training in various stage combat styles to horseback riding to more inane things like how to blow smoke rings. I do not believe I would have ever been given the opportunity to become as proficient in these skills as I have in any other industry.

How do you think about luck?
I think Luck is 50% of making it in this industry, the other 50% being drive. Personally, I think that being in the right place at the right time has gotten me several different roles, or at least the opportunity to get my face out there in some capacity. The reason I listed it as 50% of the work is because even when you have most all the luck in the world, you still need to be able to deliver for that luck to mean anything at all in the future. Luck is part of the game, but what matters more is how ready you are to snatch the opportunities when they present themselves.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @nick_trivisonno

Image Credits
Shane Bagwell, Christina Xing, Shiva Rodriguez

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