Ah. Interesting. So, when I do things to activate my career, my career activates me. Fancy that. Three auditions this week, after weeks of nothing. Facing major audition fears including:
1. Singing a stupid pop song for a musical theatre audition. I hate doing this. They call it a "rock opera" and then they want you to sing something rock with a classical piano accompanist. Insane. No rock sounds like this. I used to sit in the hallways at Actor's Equity in New York listening to people auditioning for various rock musicals and the results were hilarious. Imagine a 22-year-old Nebraska girl trying to bust out Tori Amos' "Leather" or Mariah Carey's "Hero" and you can imagine the horror.
2. Auditioning to play a pregnant woman who tortures a kid she's babysitting in a short film. My agent called this morning to ask what size I wear. Should I be concerned?
3. Comic monologues. Monologues in general, really. It's completely unavoidable but continuously odious. There's no way to prove you're a really good actor by talking to nothing, with nothing preceeding it. Acting is about listening and interacting and reacting, not blabbing at a point on the wall. Can't people just TELL I'm amazing just by looking at me? Why must auditions exist? If you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic. I have found that a lot of acting in the real world is blabbing at a point on the wall. *sigh* Thusly, I end my rant.
What is most important is that we wrote what feels like a really good song this weekend. This makes life worth living. If you go to our concert on the 15th, you will hear it, and decide whether you want to throw tomatoes in my face or not. I dare you.
I'm posting comments on your site because I know how lonely you are, and I'm sitting here at rehearsal with nothing to do.
There's something spiffy in the offing for me, dearie, and I would tell you what but I don't want to jinx it. Nothing tooooo big, but big enough I've got my hopes up. I never get my hopes up about work. It's for both the Rachel and myself, actually. Say a prayer, sacrifice a goat, or whatever it is you do to send us luck for it, eh? D | 01.23.03 - 11:24 am | #
already been doing it, my friend. been reading your site. YOU MUST TELL ME WHAT IT IS.