Thursday, July 31, 2008

Youth is wasted on the young

Last night after I left my office job I had quick audish since the agency is open until 5:30. I had gotten a call that I needed to read something that afternoon or this morning, and I was able to get in yesterday. It was a public service announcement and my part was that of a teen going to a party... you can guess the rest. It's always fun to read young parts :)

Then I got a call from a friend and ended up sitting in with a great show at iO that needed another player- Felt - an improvised puppet show. A. It's so much fun everytime I get to join them; B. It feels like voiceover since we are we working through puppets.

Awesome Wednesday!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Today I had an audish that used the video from a tv spot that currently airs. From what I can remember of the ad, I think the copy was different. I had to listen to it and then try to match it- that's a new one. It took me three takes. Yea, I'm there.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Double Audish

What a week. I had an audish Wednesday and when I got there found out it was a double audish. And now I have another audish Friday. Sometimes I think this whole industry is like a really bad boyfriend. It doesn't call for weeks and then you get flowers, dinner, and chocolates. So you forgive it and then it forgets about you again. Just a subtle way to explain the lack of posts :) Anywho...

First up: a dialogue that I read with another gal. It was for a state lottery. It took off on the concept of sharing things at a barbecue and ended at sharing boyfriends. A little too weird and awkward for a lottery spot in my opinion....but what do I know?

Second: Shoes! We're talking BOGO ladies!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Acting Resumes

Last Thursday I was honored to assist my fav shortform theater with callbacks. As you may have noticed from this blog, I love audishes- on both sides of the table. And this was no exception. I got to see two awesome groups of improvisors- very hilarious. And I got see 16 resumes and headshots. Most people had it together, but I saw a few resumes that were not quite up to speed. It reminded me that when I helped out with PG incubator audishes I saw iffy resumes and even LACK of resumes from newer improvisors. Success equals preparedness plus opportunity, and that includes a top notch resume. Let's get our bizness together so we're ready to take on the world.

Center your name in larger, bold type on top of the page. Then your contact info - email/phone- and depending on what you are going for: height, weight, vocal range, union, hair color, eye color, ect.

Divide your experience into categories like improv, sketch, film/tv, voiceover, etc., with training at the bottom.
A good way to get your experience lined up nice and neat is to use a table with no borders. Then your text will line up without having to figure out the infuriating column formatting. Even if you don't have much for each category, having a neat resume will showcase what you do have.

Pictures speak louder than words, so here's an example that I found:

In closing, google acting resume or use google images and you will find all kinds of suggestions. Find what works for you and have it ready the next time an audish calls.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Quite a Saturday.
Audish #1: Agency open call as previously mentioned. It was alot like this picture that I found on google image search... By the time I got into the office it was actually just past the scheduled end time. The interns ushering us around said they were moving as quickly as possible. I think it went well - I got a one line response of 'we will keep this.' They said the same to one of my improv friends that I ran into in line. At least I got to hand in my VO demo CD.


Audish #2: For the Music Program at Second City. There were only 4 people in the group, but everyone really kicked it out of the park. The final speech about the program was that multiple factors go into choosing a balanced class- voice range, improv experience, musical theater experience... after hearing this I was a little nervous. I believe I have mentioned here before that one of my secret dreams is to be in a musical- what can I say, dancing and singing at the same time? Sign me up... for the comedy version, because I'm actually writing this on Tuesday, and I found out today that I got offered a spot in the class. 42nd Street, here I come.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Girly Audish

I just got back from an audish for a really fun beauty store that has a location about 5 minutes from my apartment. One of my favorite things about auditions is when the product turns out to be something that I know and love. And the spot was cute and funny!
"It's not easy being beautiful..."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Agency Open Call

Lily’s Talent Agency is having an open call on Saturday.
Chick it out and report back if you go!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Audish of the Day

I perform at this theater & they're having an audish- check it out!

Laugh Out Loud Theater is holding auditions for paid positions in short-form improv shows at the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg. Looking for several people to join a rotating cast on Friday and Saturday nights, typically you would work three to four dates in a two month schedule. Owning a car is helpful but not a must – casts carpool from the city.
Auditions slots are every half hour at Gill Park Wednesday, July 16 from 4-8pm Callbacks will be atGill Park Thursday, July 17 between 4-8pm.
Email name, phone number, and time slot preference (if any) to You will receive a confirmation email with further details.