Friday, June 12, 2009

I Heart Momentum

Momentum is building, which is such an awesome feeling. Yesterday I had a callback for The Full Monty. They asked me to sing again and to read some sides. They initially wanted to hear the same song as I sang at the first audition, but in my quest to show some diversity, I offered them a different song and they happily accepted. After completing that and the sides, they thanked me for coming in, and as I grabbed my music from the accompanist the director whispered something the choreographer, and then they said, “Can you come back tomorrow for movement?” Usually these words are like the kiss of death for a “singer who moves well” but knowing that this was not a dance show, I was very glad to accept.

Today was the dance call, and it was awesome! The steps themselves were easy, the point of the audition was mostly to see what kind of personality and attitude we could add to our movement. I really did well, kind of outdoing myself considering that I am not a “dancer” dancer. But, amazingly I came off as one of the strongest dancers there, which is a really nice way to end a round of auditions with this company. They have 7 AEA contracts for the show (and I am AEA) so now it is a matter of how those contracts pan out. It could be that they have to fill other roles with AEA actors. Or, it could be that they like me enough that they want to spend one of the contracts on me. Regardless, at this point the decision will probably have nothing to do with me. But I could actually feel a certain star quality oozing out of my pores- that kind of relaxed confidence is something I want to carry with me, always.

In addition to this great set of callbacks, I received an email from a playwright who got my name from a web series producer that I worked for this spring. She had asked him for some recommendations for a play she has in the Fringe Festival, and he gave her my name along with a few others. What’s awesome is that she is using an actual casting director who I have met and have been courting for over a year. And now she has sent my information to the casting director and told him that she wants to see me. Yippee! Doubly awesome is that I had already seen the role posted on Actors Access and had just submitted, so I know I am perfect for this show.

I did a dance call last weekend for another Fringe musical, and I am following that up with a vocal audition this weekend. The show is campy but looks like it would be a lot of fun. The dance call was HARD, but luckily the character I am called in for is not one of the dancer roles. But I think I held my own, and I plan on blowing them away in the vocal audition.

I also got called by a filmmaker who was giving me a callback for a film I auditioned for months ago. There is a little bit of nudity in the project, so I am not certain I will take the role if offered- it will depend on what kind of creative control I have in the process. For a deferred pay project that is protected by SAG but isn’t part of a full contract, I am more nervous about what can happen to the footage that DOESN’T get used. So, I may bow out depending on how things progress.

So, I as I have said before, I am busy busy and am enjoying every minute of it!

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