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.