Friday, April 30, 2010

No matter how often I try to convince myself that, "It's not you, they decided to go a different way..." it feels like a rejection of my soul.
Most auditions I brush off, I really don't care, I've trained myself not to care. But sometimes... you think it's a sure thing, you are told it's a sure thing, you plan around said sure thing... then not a phone call, or an email to let you know, "They've gone a different way." I know I'm not the first actor nor the last to have this happen, but it's shabby.
I almost didn't renew my Equity card this year. But hell, I've been told I suck by very fancy people, so here I am, putting on the big girl panties and shellacking the armor and going out to get the work.
The worst part for me, is I am teaching some really talented kids, and it breaks my heart, but I can't tell them the truth: You are going to be judged first by the way you look, your ethnicity, and THEN by your talent. It never gets any better, or at least I haven't seen it yet. Color blind casting has not happened, tokenism casting has, and that is that.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boo! Hiss! Aw!

"Join us for an evening of great food and family-friendly entertainment as our teens perform The Paper Bag Bandit, a melodrama. This is a fundraiser night for GO-FAME to support our scholarship program. Please print out a copy of the flyer from our website,, and give it to your server when you are seated."

These kids absolutely rock, like back at SJCMT. I am so happy to be their director. They have embraced the form and really grown as performers!

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