July 1, 2009

OMG I'M ON FIRE!!!

Let me tell y'all. I'm exhausted.

I'm sorry if this post is too condensed or seems rushed, but I just don't have the energy to fully elaborate on all of the things that have happened in the last couple of days. And please forgive any spelling/grammar errors. :)

Tuesday (June 30th) was my audition for "Happy Hour" a very popular (and well reviewed) ongoing off-off Broadway show produced and directed by Micheal Horn of the Michael Chekov Theatre Company. The audition was interesting. I read a few sides from the play for him, and then he had me do some exercises where I was to read the sides while making very ugly contorted faces and speaking in strange voices. At first, I was very shy, then I just said f*ck it and did it. Then he gave me a callback.

Today (technically yesterday July 1st) I auditioned for the company apprentice program at The Barrow Group. I performed a monologue for the school's director, Christel, and then we did some monologue exercises. Afterward, she had me fill out an information sheet and told me that I would be meeting with the co-founders of the company in August. So am I in? I have no idea.

After my Barrow Group audition, I had an audition for the supporting character of a short film with a really cool concept. If I book it, I'll tell you all about the plot. The audition was really fun. I met with the casting director, Sarah, and the director, Klaus. Everyone involved in the production of the film is German and we had a great talk about different areas of Germany and I found out that I used to live in the same German town where the director was born. Everyone was very nice and the reading the sides was fun. We improvised most of the dialogue and it felt very natural. All in all, it was a great audition and I feel pretty confident about it. They told me that I was wonderful and they were gushing over my headshot (big ups to Laura Rose!), then Sarah told me that they would be in touch with me very soon and that the role would be paid. Please keep your fingers crossed!

After that, I went to the 45th Street Theatre where "Happy Hour" is produced for my callback. Michael Horn called me and two other girls into one of the dressing rooms to tell us more about the production. The first thing he did was ask us what we would do if we were offered 1 million dollars. We all said that we would take it. Then he asks us if we want to be in the show. We all said yes, and then he says, "Great!", then proceeds to tell us about the production. Afterwards, we met with the rest of the cast and he gave everyone the parts that he felt were best for us based on our auditions. From July 6th to July 18th, we will rehearse Monday-Friday from 9am to 1pm. Then we will have two performances, the 18th and the 25th. I'm very excited and will give updates on the production as I learn more. I'm still not sure what to expect.

Tomorrow (today) is my Exxon Mobile print casting that pays several thousand dollars and I'm going to try hard not come off as desperate. Ha!

I had to turn down the student film audition.

So, now do you see why I say that I'm on fire? This has been a very exciting (and rewarding) week for me. I still have another theatre callback scheduled for next week. So everyone that reads, please keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!

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  2. You ARE on fire!!! Work it girl. Check out actorsaccess for happy hour info.

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