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Hi all,

Well, I’m in the process of getting my postcards together.  I’m so glad I won that free package.  And I also dropped off my headshot and resume for the understudy for Laura in The Glass Menagerie at Center Theatre Group.  They have a locked door you must have a pass to get through to the casting offices, which I guess they don’t give out to anyone without an appointment.  I was only permitted to leave my materials with the security guard.

Center Theatre Group has an Equity general once a month and they only take 25 Equity people between 9 and 9:30am.  I tried to get seen as I had no idea that the door locked after 9:30.  Someone told me that I could try to get seen towards the end at 10:30-11am, but that was not the case.  They have generals for non-union actors when time permits.  I sent my black and white headshot to them before I knew that no one was accepting them anymore.

I got the copies of my color headshot from my favorite print house Isgo Lespeijian.  Standards keep changing as I experienced with having to reformat my play.  I had no idea that the format I used before was wrong.  I’ll send that play out yet.  I’m afraid that it might end up in “development hell” as they call it.  Where your play keeps ending up getting readings but no productions.  I have half a mind to produce the show myself but I’ll have to try submitting it to other people first.  Self-producing is expensive.

So yeah, I went to a karaoke/performance night at Neon Venus Theatre where I audited the singing for actors class.  Aidan, who teaches that class, invited me to come next Tuesday for an open mic cabaret so I can meet the artistic director of the theatre he’s been performing at.  I got up and sang karaoke three times.  I sang “What About Love” by Heart, “So Pure” by Alanis Morrisette, and “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.  Everyone loved it.  Of course, Phantom of the Opera is more my forte and I swear it’s my Dad’s favorite musical.  And there were performances from two singer/songwriters.  I really liked the first one, who had a ragtime/piano sound.

I got one day of work this week from one of my temp agencies and I got the contact info for someone with an open general office position from a lady on Hollywood Happy Hour.  I need more work than just one day a week.  I hope to get some acting work soon.

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