First of May

Hi all,

I had a pretty productive weekend, at least my Saturday was full of awesomeness.  In the morning, I filmed a part in a short film for the Phoenix Comic Con Film Challenge and the top 10 entries are played at the Con itself.  I can’t give away any details, but you’ll love what malady I catch in the film.  Check it out at http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.  Jason Isaacs, Ron Perlman, Christopher Lloyd, and Alyson Hannigan are among the guests.  You can still get passes, unlike that other Comic Con.  I tried to get passes to that one and missed when the online waiting room opened.  You had to enter during a small window for a chance to get a pass.  On the cosplay front, I don’t have any new costumes planned.

Back to the second part of Saturday.  I had my audition for Phoenix Theatre that afternoon.  I ran into an acquaintance of mine right before he went onstage in a one-man show at the theatre and my buddy from Once On This Island, the actress and musical composer.  I just told myself to do my absolute best and not let nerves get in my way.  I went in there, put positive mode on, and I got my Broadway on like never before.  I need to audition like that every time.  I will not jinx myself by talking about expectations, but I hope for great things.

I had an audition on Monday that was not Broadway fabulous.  All I needed to do was cold read for three roles, but I had a sinking feeling as I did each one.  I don’t feel that I gave it any life and that it was a mess.  I didn’t get cast, but would have had to miss Comic Con for rehearsals.  It only paid a stipend anyway.  I also found out that I did not get the audition for a well-paying commercial campaign.  They don’t usually tell you that they haven’t chosen you to audition or that you didn’t get the job in LA and other major markets; you generally get silence.  I should probably drop my usual litany of rejection, but I think you might be wondering if I got this or that.  All 12 of you.  (:0

I did get an interesting audition about 2 weeks ago.  A representative of a new on-line toy company based in Tempe contacted me about auditioning for their series of paid infomercials.  He found me through a submission file at the ASU Film School.  I went right after work.  I had to prepare the sides for all three characters in the infomercial.  I made it a point to have each character be unique and just went with it in the energetic style they were seeking.  The director had me sing, do accents, and ad lib a sales pitch for a toy.  I had such a great time.  I don’t usually have an audition be like a party at a friend’s house.  I’ll let you know what happens.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s