Monday, June 14, 2010

Putting In Time

Boy, for a day off yesterday was sure busy.  I had a callback in the early afternoon.  It did not go as well as I had hoped for a combination of reasons, but I made a choice and took my (one completely cold) chance.  It was exactly the opposite of what they wanted, but I tried to adjust.  We'll see.  By the time I got home and ate a late lunch it was time for me to go to fight call for my show.  The show went well and I got a chance to visit with some friends (thanks Ryans and Davis'!) for 45 minutes and change before my audition at 10:15pm in Arlington Heights.  This one was for Metropolis and it went extremely well.  It is always gratifying when a casting director says you gave a great audition.  I think I am right for a couple of shows they are doing this season, but what they think is more important.  I hope they do think they can use me but I have done what I can do.  No other auditions are on the horizon for a while, but I'm keeping my ear to the ground.

Since shaking off the rust after my forced hibernation from auditioning this winter I have really hit a comfort zone auditioning.  I think there are a couple of reasons.  My weight loss has given me a new confidence physically that cannot but show when I perform.  My good personal habits have also extended to my actor preparation.  I am far from perfect, or even where I really should be, but I am learning the kind of hard work that I have avoided in the past.  I have always known the value of working hard and that an actor has to, but the gratification I feel when I have done my job well is unexpected and a nice reward.   Truthfully some of the anal retentive things I have come up with have surprised me.  I have created a monologue filing system in my computer that allows me to pull up a monologue by time period, style, and play.  Out of character, but useful.  I think all of this boils down to refusing to let the world happen to me anymore, which I suppose means now I am happening to the world, so watch yourself.


  1. Good seeing you yesterday. I'm glad the audition went well.

  2. Can you post more photos???

    Love Gwen