Friday, March 15, 2013
This time of year is "audition season." Which means a number of things. There are more auditions but there are also way more people. And lots of really low paying summer gigs. The wide eyed spring breakers are welcome to them. I have found with my AGMA recoprocity, that I have very little patience for the open call mess. I need my space in the holding room. I do so much better if I have a quiet little spot. I love getting seen Equity. It's so much smoother. The girls are more reasonable about life. There is less dream chasing and more career building. Also, you always get to dance. Which is amazing! After unsuccessfully hitting several open calls on wed, I took my frustrated knitting needles down to Texas to visit the family. The escape is much needed, and it is really important to me that I visit my uncle during this rough time. You only get one family, and we Celts stick it out with them. Spent yesterday having a very lovely visit with him and today I head to the rodeo with my folks. I'm a bad Texan (plus I didn't realize there were rodeo plans in the making) so I don't have my Texan garb on me. My boots, boot cut jeans, and western shirts are all in NJ. Whoops. I have skinny jeans and granny boots. Though my hat is still here, I somehow doubt it will go with that! Lets be honest, my favorite part of the rodeo was always the sheep dog trials. I can totally steal away with one this year. Right? :-) The only pictures I have of my boots are from Best Little Whorehouse six years ago. So here is baby me in my boots. They were my Mom's in her college days and they are still going strong!
Posted by Chilitanz at 8:27 AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Today was a good day! I've been a rather grumpy Madame Defarge-like character in my return to New York. Angrily knitting and wishing I could poke the bright young sparkle eyed coed on spring break with my knitting needles. I went in today for Michele Lynch for Footloose in Kansas City. They don't see non union, so there was plenty of space in the holding room. Michele was lovely as always. I had fun, broke out a good sweat, and I was happy with my audition. It was amazing to see Michele again. I love dancing her choreo and she is an amazing soul. It's always nice to feellike you have a cheerleader behind the table! Due to weather, my dad's flight back from Newark was canceled, so I met him at the airport for a late lunch. It was great to see him and chat. Plus I had a really tastey lunch! It was a day full of great people and happy knitting! Things to make Michele even more awesome-she's worked with Dolly!
Posted by Chilitanz at 4:50 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Back at it and auditioning this week. Lots of girls. Lots of short type out combos. No callbacks. When you only dance for fifteen minutes, they're assuming you can dance and looking more at your type. I've sat in a lot of holding rooms and knitted like a crazy person. Result: scarf and a turban! In other news, I'm done Roxie red tightsing. They're picking up another big "theatrical" promo (wear a tacky costume in all weather that doesn't fit bad shoes, and behave like an idiot while getting in everyone else's way) and as per usual ampped up the crazy. It's thirty degrees outside.I was never their best crazy cause I hate it. Times Square is not a stage, half these people don't speak English and think you are handing out fluers for a weird strip club. So I'm done with it. They got on my case about not being theatrical enough and that was my last straw. i am no longer in fear of running into people I know, ending up on the twitter, or in general making an unintentional mockery of what I prefer to be doing for a living. I celebrated last night by knitting a new scarf and having me some caramel delights! All in all, I am starting to get rid of my post pardem Slowboat depression. This next week is going to be crazy busy. Bring it New York!
Posted by Chilitanz at 7:28 AM