Sunday, February 27, 2011

First New York Callback!

Its on thursday for Honestly Abe. Woohoo! No word yet on what role, or what it will entail.

Sadly, it turned out I couldn't make it to the callbacks of All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret, so I canceled my audition.

Also sadly: North Shore non-eq auditions are on the same day as Theater by the Sea auditions. While the idea of cutting a bus ride out of my schedule is tempting, I think I'll be trekking home to Boston for NSMT.

Monday looks to be an interesting marathon. Not only does in include the third dragging in as many weeks of all of my possessions across public transit, but it is also Agent Night, the culmination of my class with Paul Russel. Hopefully one of three agents will call me in for a meeting. If they don't, then the research begins on what agents to start mailing to. I'm especially hopeful about Honestly Abe, because then I could have a project to which I could invite agents and casting directors. Fingers crossed.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Networking FTW!

Tuesday night I sent a facebook message to a friend who had been my music director in multiple shows back at Sarah Lawrence. I said hi, and asked what he was up to. He responded by asking me if I wanted to audition for the show he's currently MDing. Of course I did!

The show is called Honestly Abe, about president young President Lincoln previous to his move to Springfield. It turns the out the director is also someone I know from school.

So, I knew two people in the audition room very well. I sang very well. Nehemiah thinks its curious I'm still calling myself a Mezzo (I have a secret fear I'm a dramatic soprano. More on that later), and Josh asked me about my dance experience. I got the slow, respectful nod from the producer/manager, and could not have been more pleased with how it went.

Well, maybe if my hair had had a few less flyaways.

Saturday I've also got an audition for the All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret. Let's get some work and invite important industry people to see it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Working and Moving and Class, oh my!

Last night in our Access to Agents class, I had a "good, no, very good" audition. While some of my classmates were sent out to enter the room again and again, or needed work on their scenes, I entered once, read once, and was given no notes. I am a beast!

I've successfully made it to New Jersey for my week of apartment limbo. This weekend I will start moving my things to my fabulous new apartment in Kensington. Its well below my previous price estimate, has roof access, and fabulous foodie roommates.I can stay there on a month-to-month basis, and the utilities are included in the rent. Its also a grand total of two blocks from the F train. Win.

I am torn as to whether I want to sign up for Paul Russel's April session--the twice yearly musical theater class. I think I'm going to hold off and see if any agents call me in from this session before spending more money on classes.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stealing my food? Seriously?

My housemates had a jam session at 4am. Not only did they manage to wake me up, they also ate some of my food. Can't wait to move out.

On that note, I've found a very promising sublet up in Washington heights. It has a 24 hour doorman, the electricity comes from solar panels on the roof, and the kitchen looks gorgeous. I have an appointment to visit on monday.

This morning I subscribed to Backstage online and the Call Sheet. I've assembled all the stationery necessary to create my fabulous Paul-Russel-Certified mailer, and look forward to printing that out on my fancy craigslist printer.

....I'm not really a fan of the formatting on the Backstage website. Booo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Not bad for my second full day in New York

At 9am this morning I received a phone call regarding one of my countless submissions on Actors Access. This one was for a spokesmodel gig at fashion week. They asked if I could be there at 11. I put on my pretty face, figured out the wonky train transfers (I'm still afraid of the bus routes), and got there early!

It was a quick and painless read. The group producing the video seemed small and new, but they seemed to like me. My fellow readers were, on the whole, less than intimidating.

This evening I went to the first of my Access to Agents class with casting director Paul Russel. My resume is in far poorer shape than I had thought. So much for my professor passing it around my Auditioning class at Sarah Lawrence as an example.
I'm actually excited about my homework. Ordering fancy paper and labels and reformatting my resume sounds like a blast. Yes, I realize I'm a nerd.

On the way home, I picked myself up a six-pack of the Sam Adams winter lager. I think a nice beer is good at the end of a good day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I made it to New York!

And I am a very sore person.

I'm still looking for a place starting around March 1st. I send out around ten emails every day.

I had my audition for an Equity production of The Most Happy Fella on Saturday. It went well, but the show is looking for a tiny ensemble. Fingers crossed anyways.

Yesterday I dyed my hair to a more reasonable, plausibly natural, blonde. Today I got a message on Actors Access calling me in to impersonate Gwen Stefani for a music video. I guess my hair has very poor timing.

I'm waiting to hear on some auditions for films in boston. At this point I'll travel for waivered BG work, and one of the people who calls me in frequently is in charge of principal casting for a new Mark Wahlberg movie.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quick and Snowy

Being snowed in, I decided today was a fine day to finally get my website up. My fantastic and talented webmaster has promised me that will go live this afternoon.

My 8x10 paper arrived! Soon as the goddamn snow stops, I can go print out both incarnations of my resume! No more x-acto knives for me.

After many trials and tribulations, I committed to a sublet in Bushwick from 2/6-2/21. I'm hoping my ability to visit apartments and network in person will pay off.

I am also proud to announce that I've joined the cast of "A REMARKABLE APPARATUS: THE MAKING OF 'IN THE PENAL COLONY'". A friend at Sarah Lawrence is directing, and I am very excited about the project.