I feel like I'm taking 2018 by the horns. I have been so blessed this first month and a half of the year and am feeling motivated and like I am accomplishing things in my career. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this here on my blog. February, specifically, has been a very busy month so far.
Life as a Professional Auditionee. I attended auditions for 4 equity theaters, some at Actor's Equity, others at specific theaters. I had an appointment for 1 audition and was early enough (and lucky enough) to be seen at the other 3. These were my first EPAs and I learned a lot about the process and what I need to do to be (and stay) prepared.
Liberators: An American Musical opened on the 8th! We're now halfway through the run and I am so amazed with how the show has turned out and honored to share the state with my phenomenal (and super nice) castmates. We're giving this story 110% and it has a lot to say. Covering several different aspects of WWII and oppression then and now has been really rewarding. It's nice to use theatre to raise awareness. I am so grateful to the creative team for this opportunity and the cast for joining together as a silly little family which makes me laugh, think, and feel safe to create. It's also amazing that last year I was watching a one-woman show in the same space we are performing now - so cool!
TOAST! So far I've had 2 rehearsals for this hilarious new musical. The cast and creative team are terrific, funny, open to collaboration, and ready to be crowned Toastmaster Champions!
Books & Plays GALORE! Since the beginning of the year, I have read or listened to the following books and plays:
- Henry VI Part 2 by William Shakespeare
- Fifth Planet and Other Plays by David Auburn
- The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide by Jenna Fischer
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
- The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis (Definitely do the audiobook!)
- Sanford Meisner On Acting by Sanford Meisner & Dennis Longwell
- Misery by Stephen King (audiobook in progress 2/13)