Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Out and About

While my updates have seemed to slow down...I just wanted to say that I am still around and still productive.

I am currently looking for a new job. I have had a lot of promising auditions recently including a final callback for the male standby in Spring Awakening on Broadway. While I did not receive the role in the end, I had a fantastic final audition in front of both Michael Mayer and Duncan Sheik. I received very promising feedback.

I am focusing my time now on trying to get representation. I have a couple possibilities in the works.

So far, I have been able to go after and obtain a lot of things on my own in this city and it's been quite a learning experience. I am happy that I have been able to explore things alone and do not regret not having representation these past few months. However, in order to be seen for the next level of work that I would like to start agent would be very useful.

All is well. Huge congrats to a certain Miss Kate Chadwick (my co-star in The Butcherhouse Chronicles) who received a role in the Las Vegas cast of Mama Mia. And another congrats to Thomas Caruso (my director for The Butcherhouse Chronicles) who's "Mimi Le Duck" will be officially opening November 6th off-Broadway at New World Stages starring Eartha Kitt and Annie Golden. Get your tickets. It's a sweet, sweet show.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oh The Places You'll Go

Someone asked me in an audition the other day where I was from. I didn't have a clue what to I simply blurted out ''Connecticut, Massachusettes, and California.'' The man who asked the question just seemed to awkwardly stare at me after that.

It's strange...when I was in London I would say I was from San Francisco. When I was in San Francisco I would tell people I was from Connecticut, and when I lived in Connecticut I was from 'Manchester By The Sea.' But I'm no longer on that linear path anymore...I've started a completely new life. One that doesn't involve figuring out where you're going to go to school and what you're next step is to getting out into the big bad 'real world.' I'm there.

I can't tell people I'm from London (hahaha) cause I only spent a year there and how obnoxious would that be? I don't like telling people San Francisco because no matter how many years I grew up there I never quite felt like it was it always seems so strange to tell people that. So I'll just blurt out three different places really fast.

I find that industry people here like it when you have roots in the north-east area. I guess they think it shows a promise of sanity or something. Everyone who lives in the New York mentality feels like it's the only way to get things done. No argument there at all. When I first moved out to California my family and I underwent an incredible culture shock...we just didn't understand the idea of stopping for a pedestrian to cross the road when they were'nt even on a crosswalk. And the concept of showing up 20 minutes late for everything and it not being a big deal, threw us a little bit. But we grew to...try and embrace that lifestyle.

I'm still commuting into the city everyday from connecticut. It's a bitch, yes, and I cannot believe I haven't snapped yet. I also can't believe I'm back in Weston, CT. Sure, It's just a place to sleep but I hardly imagined I would ever go back and live here again. Let's just say when I walk down the street it's pretty clear that I haven't been in the area for a while. I don't have a large collection of pastel colored polo's or a lacross team sticker on the back of my car. No, I wear skinny jeans, healed boots, and rocker T-shirts...hidden under a shaggy haircut. I look like a Londoner stuck in the Twilight Zone. The Connecticans think I'm crazy. Thank god!

Whether it's a sense of style, a sense of humor, or a mentality towards living...I think I've taken something away from each of the places I've lived in. I don't exactly put any place to my name because I don't want people to have the wrong perception of how I may 'be.' I am so grateful I have hopped around so much in my life. I feel like I can relate to more people because of it.

Except, I've never lived in the south...oh well.