yessiree! i got another gig. this time it’s a reading of a new play. during rehearsal yesterday, i got an email from a woman i adore that has directed me in a couple of shows and readings. she asked if i was available for an informal read of her new play. she also asked if ET could do it.
even though, we will be having rehearsal the week-end of the reading, our director said that it shouldn’t be a problem and that i could do the reading!
a couple of weeks ago, i saw an equity call for summer season of the shakespeare company that ET has been a member of (going on his 5th year). my instinct was to go and audition for them. my second guessing (fear) tried to convince myself not to go. i told ET about it and he asked me if i wanted him to contact the artistic director to if i could set up an appointment with them. i told him that it didn’t work that way with an equity call. i’d have to wait with the rest of my fellow emc-ers and non-eqs. but, he did it anyway because he said it couldn’t hurt to let her know. in addition to that, the call was only for 4 hours which would possibly be hard to get seen at (considering how many actors were to show up). so, i thought, if i don’t get seen the first day, i’ll go to the second call, and wait.
ET got a response back and she told him to tell me that i should come to their actual audition. plus, she wouldn’t be at those calls and it would be better and much nicer than the aea call. in the meantime, she told him to have me email my headshot, resumé and contact.
she and i emailed back and forth (she noticed that i sing, she asked if i played any instruments…&c), and last week, she asked me if i was able to be a fairy in their production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (which ET is cast in as flute). what?!!! honestly?! i was thrilled, to say the least. i mean, to be asked to be in a production with a great company without auditioning? i told her that i was totally in, and this past week-end was our first 2 rehearsals.
“abandoned” (theatrical trailer for meg cabot’s new book) starbucks (commercical) ROMEO AND JULIET (theatre/shakespeare center) summer shakespeare (theatre/shakespeare orange county; shakespeare-by-the-sea; kingsmen shakespeare company)
two saturdays ago, ET and i auditioned for three shakespeare companies in one-go. in attendance were: shakespeare oc, shakespeare-by-the-sea, and kingsmen shakespeare company. a teacher of mine told me about the audition via an fb message. she also said that ET could come and that she would claim him as being a student (the auditions were being held for alumni and current students).
i thought i did fine. my first piece wasn’t as strong as i would have liked. i did feel jittery but i thought i could work with and through it. and what was nice is that i got some laughs on my second piece from the 2 women in the front. it’s always hard to get that gals on your side! ha! i listened in on ET’s audition and he sounded great. his voice is resonant and strong. i heard some chuckles with his second piece. he came out and told me that one of the companies wanted to call him back! and that is where i thought, “oh. i guess i didn’t do that fine!” honestly, i was bummed but what could i do?
i emailed my teacher and she told me that the one woman that was the rep for shakes oc said that she didn’t call any women back. to which my teacher then added: “welcome to the world of women in theatre.” funny. i’ve been welcomed to the world of women in theatre since those college days, then a 4 year absense, then back on the boards, and it can be a total downer and yet at the same time, it’s a need that i Know i Must fill. corny as it sounds but it truly is a vocation for me. why the hell else would i do it for free?
in a later email from my teacher, she told me that the rep for shakes oc said that she “saw some really terrific women.” it would be nice if i was one of them!