Tuesday, December 29, 2009
When you get a good idea, go with it. Turn it into something - this reminds me that I need to start writing something with my friend Anne, a play in the style of Vagina Monologues but less about cooters and more about people.
I want to see this, actually - very much. :)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Decided I'd make a list of all the theatrical things I have gotten myself into that are immediately pressing in my life.
- ACTF (scenes and monologue)
- Bat Boy (off book by Jan. 25th)
- New headshots needed (I'd like to get those done while my hair is still pretty)
- Resume editing down
- NETC auditions (?)
- Straw Hat auditions (?)
This is my winter break. I do want to do this for my life, so it's really quite thrilling to be so immersed right now.
I've added a new box on the right of the blog, links to audition websites in case anyone is interested. So far it's just the NETCs and Straw Hats, but I'm still looking so I should find a few more soon.
Classes have obviously finished until next semester, and, like I said, I should have plenty of stories regarding Circle in the Square and my New York adventures. Circle is going to be so incredible, I really can't express how excited I am for it. A few anecdotes from Circle alumnus I know:
"He took the lighter and put it under her skirt and told her to do the scene again. It was so fucked up, but it fucking worked."
"He wasn't getting the feeling he wanted, so he kept digging at him, saying stuff to piss this kid off, just to enrage him more and more and finally he handed the kid a knife, held out his arm and said 'cut me.' And you know what? He would have let this kid cut him. If it would have gotten the feeling and emotion the way he wanted, he would have let this kid cut him really bad."
I can't wait.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Read this. Read this, read this, read this. Then read it again. Then read it yet another time.
Finals have consumed my life and stress made what life I had miserable, so any attempt at blogging stopped at the "maybe I should write something" thought. I did, however, get cast as Meredith in Bat Boy: The Musical, and I have plenty of work to do before KCACTF in a month or so.
I'm on break now, so give me a few days and things might get back to normal around here.
Thank you if you've kept up and had patience. Next semester will be different, I promise.
There will be a new weekly session, hopefully, about the experiences I have at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York, because intensity is about to get cranked up all the way to 11.
Happy Holidays to everyone.
Monday, December 7, 2009
The one acts are over, thank god - I thought I'd seen some bad shows, but nothing tops the debacle I was just a part of. I don't want to talk about it.
I auditioned tonight for Bat Boy. It's the first time I've ever walked out of a musical audition and felt continuously good about it. Thank Kaia Monroe for voice lessons. Thank fate I've known Bat Boy for years. Thank something wonderful for the burst of confidence I got halfway through my song. And thank you, Larry, for making that dance easy. :)