Well, I had a great time at home and then I had my parents in Arizona this week, as it is their condo. I was called for three jobs through my agencies when I was home so I couldn’t accept them. I did schedule and have shot my headshots with Jon Simpson, a veteran actor, musician, teacher, and photographer. He played Mr. Spock’s father in Star Trek 5. He sent my picture files through a digital site from which I got to choose my top picks to have as a smaller gallery to send to my prospective agent. I think you’ll actually like them though they look very different from the other headshots I’ve had.
I auditioned for the Arizona Opera chorus last night. I was the only one there who wasn’t an official opera singer though I’m pretty good at it. They were running behind so I was rushed through my two songs and on-the-spot sight-reading of a melody line. My voice seized up on the first aria, which was Deh Vieni Non Tardar. I was horrified at what was coming out of my mouth. The chorus master stopped me and told me to get straight to the French aria, Plaisir d’Amour, which sounded way better. After doing the sight-reading bit, they sent me on my way. I really hope I still have a chance at the chorus.
I am taking a prerequisite course for teaching-certification programs. The school that offers it and the teacher-certification program told me that since I hadn’t lived in Arizona for a year yet, I would have to pay a greatly-increased amount of money in tuition. I’ll have to find a school that won’t charge me so much. I’m officially certified to substitute teach and there are those staffing agencies. I just want to get this supporting myself thing solved so I don’t have to bore you with non-acting junk.
I have the full footage of my performance at the Feb. 4 Infuse Open Mic but I have to have a video site host it as I haven’t spent $50 to WordPress to have it on my blog. And I joined a screenwriter’s group on Meetup.com. I’m going to their event this Thursday and I’m going to the Industry Party for the Phoenix Film Festival on April 1.
So there we are.
Here is the trailer for The Rite of Exorcism: Myths, Mystery, and Hope. I’m the young lady in the red sweater and I appear twice in the trailer. The docudrama looks absolutely fantastic! I’ll tell you about the premiere and where you can catch the docudrama when it comes out.
This is the link. http://www.vimeo.com/18974037
I have been intending on posting more often, but nothing groundbreaking has happened yet. As soon as I get my new headshots, I am in with the agency. They have an excellent photographer coming to town that they have worked with for a long time. However, the person requires that clients pay the entire amount for the photo shoot before it’s even happened and there would be no way to get a refund. While I understand the reason for this, I decided it would be better to go with a local photographer that could have me pay them once I’ve received the service and from whom I could get a refund if needed. I’ve sent the photographer websites to the agency and I’ll see what they say.
I am signed up with the Friends of Southwest Shakespeare on Meetup.com. They are one of the Equity theatres in town. I got to help set up for their annual gala auction. I’ve helped my mom with a great deal of auctions and fundraisers. I very much wanted to help during the gala, but they had plenty of people to do that job. I got to meet some of the board members and some other very nice people. I had such a fun time helping out. I got in touch with the artistic director again about auditions, as he had requested. And I haven’t yet received a response, but that is perfectly understandable.
I have gotten a few tutoring clients, but not enough yet to be making that much money. And I have one little job tomorrow after I meet with one of my clients. It’s through one of the 8 staffing agencies I have now joined. Yeowww!
I’m also auditioning for the Arizona Opera Company on March 19. I had better get to practicing for that even though I’m somewhat busy this week. I am also flying home to Vancouver, WA this Saturday to visit and for my grandpa’s and my own birthday. I was my grandpa’s birthday present.
Sadly, we lost a dear family member last week: my mom’s cousin. She died after a long and awful battle with breast cancer. I hate cancer so much. I won’t be able to make the funeral though I really wanted to be there.
I hope to have some insanely good news to report soon.