How do we take control of our own Happiness when we're not getting Auditions? One way is by creating our own content.
When we're consisently focusing on a creative project that we're excited about, we're really filling our own Creative Cup instead of waiting for the industry to fill it.
Then when we do get the audition opportunities, we're extra jazzed because it's just icing on the cake we've already made!
So I started rehearsing for a play this week & it reminded me what a kick-ass Training ground Theater can be.
I think we forget when we get too deep into Film & TV how valuable theater can be for #upleveling our career, because we're often working on 100+ page scripts.
So many times when we're starting in Film & TV, we're getting 2-3 page scripts...heck even when we've been at it for years, we may still be working on those. And that's not to discredit those opportunities, but you've got to get to a point where your Memorization skills are off the chain!
I work with so many Actors who get stressed out if they get 5 pages or more for an Audition, so the question really is...
What are you Training for?
Are you Training for that Co-star today or are you Training long-term for a Series Regular where you've got 30 pages/night to tackle?
So I encourage you...go do a play. Remember what it's like to master 100 pages of...
One of the most amazing projects I’ve ever been a part of is coming out in theaters this month....it’s called Mine 9. It’s the combination of 3 coal mining disasters that have happened in the United States
Embarrassingly enough, I almost didn’t even go to the audition. My agent & I had decided to focus on bigger projects & it was a SAG low budget film.
The only reason I went to the audition was to get in the room & work with the Casting Director & the Director. With Self-Tapes taking over the industry, we rarely get this opportunity anymore.
Boy am I glad I went! The stars aligned & I was fortunate enough to work with an amazing Director, Producers, Casting Director & some of the most kick-ass Actors I’ve ever worked with.
And the icing on the cake?? This was a story that really mattered. We got to bring to light real people & their real life experiences.
The Director took some of the cast members to Appalachia, 3/4...
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