Friday, January 25, 2008

Soap-a-licious


Tonight I went to a networking/audition session with Tori Visgilio at “One Life to Live.” What a fun casting director she is! Not only does she have a great sense of humor, but one on one she is incredibly sweet and supportive. She gave us a choice of doing a prepared monologue or reading cold sides for her. I was the first one to go, so I didn’t have much time to decide. But when I saw that the scene was opposite the character of Todd Manning, and that the scene revolved around whether or not my character knew his reputation, I knew I had to do the scene. I mean, come on, those of us who know OLTL know Todd Manning and how dangerous/sexy he is. There was even a line about his, “hair in a ponytail, and the scar across [his] face.” Awesome. I knew I could kick ass.

I went in and she asked which audition materials I wanted to do. i told her I would be happy to do the monologue but that I was prepared to do the sides. She asked playfully, “Well, does the monologue include anything sexy or suggestive?” and I replied, “Well, it IS about a threesome.” Well, that stopped her in her tracks, and she gave a smiled like, “Hey...!“ I think she liked that I was able to play along with her joke (except that I wasn’t playing, my monologue is actually about a threesome.) I went ahead and did the scene rather than the monologue- it will be fun to perform the monologue for her another time (gives her something to wait for!)

She seemed very pleased with the read. She asked me where I was from and what I had been up to. Then she noticed something written on my resume, and asked, “You can name the 50 US states in less than 30 seconds? Why do you know how to do that?” I explained that I learned a song in 5th grade called the 50 Nifty United States, and that I could recite them in alphabetical order. She put down her pencil and my resume and looked at her watch- and off I went! I stumbled over some of the words, but I really wanted to beat the clock- and I did! She thought it was so funny that I would put that on my resume- I responded that it shows that I have a freakishly good memory and that I find fun in almost anything, which I think is a good answer coming off the top of my head.

She said that she has a group of roles in my age range that are currently being played on the show, so that means there are storylines that can use people like me. That is very encouraging to know. I followed the ABC soaps from the age of 8 all the way through college, but I have since lost touch. Now I feel like I should go back and pick it up again. Llanview, here I come!

7 comments:

  1. You're going to make me watch effing soap operas, aren't you?

    [sigh]

    The things I go through to support my friends...

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  2. SoooonnngggFeeesssstttt =)

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  3. Dude, I'm so stealing the States thing from you as I know the same song and use that to impress men I want to marry. Ask Trevor.

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  4. Totally steal it!

    Next up, "The Nations of the World" by the Animaniacs.

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  5. And having a good memory helps in memorizing pages of dialogue every day!

    I worked on OLTL as a swing wardrobe person years ago -- they were very nice on that set.

    Best of luck!

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  6. So true! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes...

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  7. Hi (it's me Lisa)

    this is fantastic!!

    I have to start reading your journal again, sheesh, I had no idea this was going on with you.

    and I of course loved Todd Manning, that deliciously dangerous character...sigh

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