Thursday, February 28, 2013

House of Glass Promo

Here it is! The kickstarter for my new webseries House of Glass!

Click HERE to go to our kickstarter page and make a donation. You can also watch the promotional video, cast interviews, and other behind the scenes features. New ones will be added every week, and our donors will be getting special sneak peaks and prizes from the director and producers.

I couldn't be more excited! If you're in the area, check us out at Emerald City Comi-Con this weekend as well!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

So, that happened

TPS. Arguably the biggest audition day of the year in the Puget Sound happened last week. I had been working on my pieces with my private acting coach for weeks. I recently started an auditioning class at Freehold theatre, and my teacher there helped me prepare as well.

All in all, as compared to last year, this year I chose better pieces that represented the roles I wish to be cast in. I took a risk this year of adding in a dialect to my audition (kind of a no-no in the rule book, but it was necessary). Last year I took no risks and changed my audition piece on behalf of my prescreen auditors. I felt much more in control this year making my own conscious decision to break a rule. In the end I think it paid off. I received positive feedback from a few auditors/theatre companies. I feel good about the way it went. My time slot was right after a break, so the auditors had all gotten coffee and gone to the bathroom. They were bright eyed, and listening so there was a wonderful energy in the room.

I was no where near as nervous this year, probably because I was much more confident about the pieces I chose to perform, and because I knew people in the audience this year. Right after my audition I had a meeting with an artistic director from an outside theatre company. I also received several emails and was able to do one callback.

Overall I'd say I had a very positive experience, and I had fun!

This past weekend I also auditioned for a larger theatre company here. I had a good audition and ended up being called back. It's the second time I've made it to the final callbacks for this theatre, which means I'm doing something right. I don't think I'm as suited to the role as the other women I auditioned with, but only time will tell. There's only one part available to women, so the competition is pretty fierce.

This weekend I also began rehearsals for Starcrossed. I met the casts of the multiple plays, and we read through them. I had the interesting opportunity of reading for roles I wasn't cast in because some actresses weren't able to make it to the rehearsal. It was really fun to play around with characters since the directors weren't really looking at me for those roles since they've already been cast. I also received some positive feedback about the read through, which is always great. I think it's going to be a really exciting process, and I couldn't be happier to be working with this company.

February flew by. Auditions, classes, private lessons, agent business, and work all kept me really busy. Now I get to start auditioning for the upcoming summer season! There's some great opportunities to do some Shakespeare in the park, and I'm working on my pieces for those auditions now.  With rehearsals now begun, March and April are going to go by pretty quickly I'd imagine.

I'm just having a great 2013 so far! Oh, and my favorite news of the month: Fellow susie Erin will be making the move to Seattle this summer! She came to visit for TPS auditions, nailed them, and now she's working to save the money to come be part of the Seattle family. I couldn't be more excited!

Monday, February 4, 2013


2013. Woah.

I'm ecstatic about the progress I've made on some goals this year, and I'm excited to share the news.

I've been absent from the blogosphere for a couple weeks working out some auditions, some offers, and some great new opportunities.  The most exciting news: I now officially have an agent. I've signed on with Actors First and I couldn't be happier.

There are a lot of agents here in the city, but so many agencies cover so much talent, that it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. I was looking for an agent that would work for me. That was interested in what I have to offer and isn't looking to sign ten more of me in the process. One of the biggest mistakes an actor can make when searching for an agent is not knowing the right questions to ask. How much competition do you have in the agency? How active a role is your agent willing to take in your career?  Are they franchised? Who have they worked with? Those are just a few that come to mind in my specific situation, but I happened to have written a page long list that I brought in to my interview/audition. In the end, it was a great fit and I'm so ready to start on this new adventure!

In preparation I recently took a commercial workshop with a local casting director. Most of the information I had learned in college, but when we finally got up on our feet and started auditioning in front of the camera I really started learning things. It was a very useful exercise not only to be back in front of the camera, but to hear from a CD what it is that she wants to see. I remember in college always thinking about how I looked on camera. Were my expressions too large? Why did my eyebrows move when I didn't ask them too? I thought I put lipstick on, where did it go?

But this workshop focused so much on the intent and action behind a good commercial audition, that all of that stuff went out the window, and we were all truly able to focus on having a great read. I was able to listen to over ten different commercials, which was extremely beneficial since I've never done a commercial audition before. Even after watching commercials, I had forgotten there were so many different kinds!  I definitely feel much more prepared to find myself in front of the CDs in this city and have a great audition!

Recently I've been seeing as much theatre as I can. I've seen:
American Buffalo
A Doll's House
The Rest is Silence
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

They've all been fabulous, and it makes me so excited to be working in a city that's doing such a great mix of new works and classics. I'm even starting to recognize the big name actors more...I know, it's only taken me a year. I have a list of shows I hope to see before the end of February, and I can't wait to see them all!

I recently turned down some shows offered to me in order to have the chance to audition with a company that I made it my mission to work for at least once. This weekend I had the audition...and the callback--and I  BOOKED IT.

I couldn't be happier to be performing in Star Crossed: And other tales from a devious universe at Annex Theatre this spring!

In other news, I've finished filming my kickstarter for an upcoming webseries I'll be filming in May. It should be released in the next month or so, and I'll provide the link. It's an all female, all action, mythological/sci-fi experience! If interested in the website,  you can find it here.

There isn't much info up yet, but there should be some coming soon. Spoiler alert: I had gun lessons.