Here I am again. I am working at a trade show through Tuesday. I got off early today as I was just training. I’m working the concierge desk which is great because I’m friendly and I don’t have to type much. I badly needed the money. But I am really an actress and writer after all.
I auditioned for Happy Days at Cabrillo Musical theatre two weeks ago and I again didn’t even get a call back. I was confident and wearing my new yellow sun-dress, cute little sweater, and my new pewter peep-toe flats with ankle straps. I was going to audition for No, No, Nannette at Downey Civic Light Opera but I now can’t make the call back date so I didn’t go. It wouldn’t have been a great drive either way, but I miss doing musicals. I have heard about a bunch of musicals but they don’t pay anything, so I have to decline doing those. I got my vocal demo done by David Bickford, a veteran actor and musician. The other place wanted $55 per hour with a minimum of three hours. He gave me a discount for being a member of Hollywood Happy Hour. And it was just $75 for two songs and mixing. I tried to upload the tracks but I found out that I have to pay for a space upgrade.
Recently, I did a mailing for commercial agents and I got a positive response back from one. I didn’t expect anyone to be interested this being a major market and me not having substantial credits. But anyway, there it was. This kind person would like to meet with me as soon as I enroll in a commercial class. That is essential for anyone who wants to do commericials. So I will find a class that I can afford. A lady at the Actors’ Network suggested Carolyn Barry, who was a guest there. I wasn’t able to get over there to meet her that day. I heard excellent things about her.
I never did hear back from the casting director for that one commercial, so I don’t know if I’ll get to audition. I’ve done a few drop-offs for a Kevin Smith film, a short film, and a network TV series. I won’t be able to do any more until next Wednesday. I am always tossing around the idea of attending Casting Director workshops. I don’t feel 100% sure about it and the fees do add up. They run typically $35. I’ve heard that it’s where they pick most of the people they call in. I like being able to meet as many industry people as I want at the Actors’ Network for just $50 a month, plus the other excellent benefits.
I’m just waiting to get some more money.