Well, I’m getting a bit more settled into the area. I’m auditioning for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hermosa Beach Playhouse this coming Monday, almost certainly Mama Mia on April 18, and definitely Carousel at Downey Civic Light Opera on April 19. I’ve been looking at the Equity Casting Call on the Equity site. Anyone can look at the listings and if you’re brave, you can try to get seen at an Equity call. Michael Shurtleff, the famous casting director and writer of the must-have actor book Audition, says that’s the best way to get seen. All three shows are open calls, which means both Equity and non-Equity (me) get to audition, though one has a separate call for each group.
I also signed up with Actors Access and the affiliated site Showfax so I could get unlimited submissions. Due to a tax shock and an expensive bill, I won’t be signing up with NowCasting for at least this week. Well, no one has called me yet. I’ll still sign up with the Actors Network because it’s such a vital necessity.
So I attended the pilot presentation of Revivals starring my friend Sokrates on Tuesday. It was so funny. I wish it could be a full-running series on TV. It was written by and also stars Thesy Surface, who is on the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on F/X Network. They’re both in the play Sacrifice which has its premiere on April 15 and its run in May. The site is http://www.sacrificetheplay.com. I met a guy from Portland who is Equity. He’s gotten some small things in the nine months that he’s been in LA.
Then on Wednesday I went to the IP Schmooze Fest. I wore one of my best cocktail dresses and pink satin bow-trimmed wedges. I thought I was going to a marble-hall kind of place but it was more of a basement, so I was way overdressed. I’m really nervous when talking to people I don’t know so I just went for the people who looked friendliest. I met Alexis, who is an actor and producer. She has an online horror series called Be Nice. The official website is http://www.benicetheseries.com. She told me about Alliance Rep, of which she is a member, and to check them out for producing The Go-Girls. I exchanged business cards with some people. I even met Reece Witherspoon’s manager. Unfortunately, they had musical performers who made so much noise that it was extremely difficult to have a conversation with anyone.
I am now signed up with two temp agencies and have sent my “other” resume to two others for consideration. I really need money, preferably from acting as that’s what I’ve been busting my tushy to do for the last six years. So…anyone need an office assistant, personal assistant, actress to play part on a television series?
You may have noticed that my resume is once again pasted onto the resume page because the link to file function isn’t working right. The actual document is properly aligned.