So today is April 2 and my month is already starting to fill up with acting craziness. I had an audition yesterday for an industrial with a production company in Arlington. Sidenote: WHY is Arlington so freaking confusing? Apple maps took me to A South Ninth St in Arlington, too bad is wasn’t THE South Ninth St at which the audition was located. Side-sidenote: Apple Maps is le suck. Definitely time to download Google maps back to the old iphone. Side-side-sidenote: Am considering buying a different phone when my contract is up with this iphone. Iphones have served me well for the past almost 4 years, but the constant crashing of my current iteration is causing me to rethink our relationship. /End sidenotes. Anyways, the point is that I had an audition in Arlington and it went well. I actually have a booking with the same production company tomorrow as well, so hopefully I can make a good impression and convince them to book me for the other project as well.
I also just booked another industrial directly (meaning I didn’t have to audition) through a company that I have worked with a few times now and I absolutely adore. The president of the company is probably one of the nicest people that I have had the pleasure of working with in the past few years. He cast me in one of my first professional (meaning PAID) acting jobs a few years ago. Actually pretty much everyone that I have worked with through that company has been amazingly nice, which just makes working with them so much more enjoyable.
ALSO, I got put on hold for a series of sexual harassment videos through another production company in MD. As for as I know, they are definitely using me, but they just don’t know the dates yet. My history with this particular company is an interesting one, only in that I have auditioned for them probably 4 or 5 times in the past three years and never gotten cast, but it’s a company that I have been wanting to work with because they do really great quality work, so it’s nice to finally land one.
I have another industrial shoot coming up this weekend, which I got by submitting to a casting notice online but didn’t have to audition for, which is always nice. Industrials aren’t the most interesting work, but as long as they pay I’m not complaining. So that’s four paid industrial gigs already booked this month and its only the second day of the month. I already have two more auditions lined up for the month so that’s even more potential. I don’t know how this is happening, but someone up there is definitely looking out for me and I appreciate it. I need it too, because things are looking really good for moving to New York in June. Rephrase, I am DEFINITELY moving to New York in June, but my husband has some prospects for work as well which is great, since we thought he would have to stay here for awhile first. He may still have to, but the chances of us being able to move together are looking really good. That means real apartment hunting and having to put down security deposits and potentially broker fees and all kinds of craziness so the more money we can save now the better. At the same time, I’m not too worried about it. Between our savings and selling our cars (which I am perfectly happy to do but the same cannot be said of the hubby) which should have enough to start out with, but like I said, the more money, the better so hopefully these paid acting gigs keep rolling in.
In other new, understudying for 4000 miles is going well. I finally got to run through my scene in understudy rehearsal which was a lot of fun. I really love the scene. I might even do part of it when I audition for the Actor’s Studio in New York. That, or a scene from Lungs, which is another great show, that premiered at Studio Theatre last year. I was finally able to get my hands on the script and I am definitely going to be using it, whether for a monologue or for a scene. The playwright does a great job of capturing the cadence of real speech. One of my issues with monologues in the past has been that it just doesnt feel natural. Whether it was the words or the rhythm, is just never felt natural coming out, but that’s not the case for this play at all, so hopefully I can get a really good dramatic monologue out of it.
Anyways, this post is getting really long and I have run out of things to say. So. Yeah.