Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and whatever else you celebrate. I have been spending the past two weeks at home and will be going back on New Year’s Day. My parents got to see American Pastorela and they thought it was really funny especially Horney, Huppey, and El Diablo. My cousin and his wife tried to see the show but weren’t able to make it. I found out that I was not going to get any payment for the show and some people were surprised I thought there would be. That’s what my fellow Sirena thought as well. All ended on a positive note and the house was pretty full for the last matinee performance. James was trying to put together a benefit performance in Tucson to support the Ethnic Studies Program but getting a venue didn’t work out. Instead I will be attending the Amazing Arizona Comic Con because I love conventions and also because I am now a member for the cosplay group, The Arizona Avengers.
I have an announcement to make regarding my first career step of the new year: I am firing my agent. She hasn’t gotten me a single audition in the past six months and one of my castmates told me that a few of her friends had her as an agent and didn’t ever get auditions either. I am sorry about this but it has to be done. One of the father’s of one of the young ladies in the show is a pro actor himself and told me about a new casting office headed up by Chris Bowe and gave me his e-mail. So I will get in touch with him. I will also work on possibly doing my own production of The Go-Girls. I successfully got in touch with one theatre about considering the play for production. The Arizona Women’s Theatre Company is accepting plays for staged readings for their Pandora Festival but my play has already had two staged readings, one of which was in a city-wide festival, so I won’t be sending it their way. I talked to one of the company directors and I gathered from her confused answer to producing my play that the only way they’ll produce it is if it is in the festival. I don’t have to accept terms that I don’t agree with. I have to remember not to let desperation guide my choices. I’ll also put forth the plan of Taft-Hartleying myself. I hope that I’ll be able to be involved in one of Ryan Lynch’s upcoming projects and that we’ll be able to put together an acting class.
I will also be working on my writing and at long last completing my screenplay, La Famille. I have an excerpt on the blog so please read that.
And in the boring files: I am now earning my teaching certificate to teach drama and I’ll still be substitute teaching of course. Off to work.