Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Performink Conference

Performink is having a one day seminar on Saturday. Sounds cool!

Friday, September 12, 2008

AuDish of the Day

The House Theatre is a group that has taken Chicago by storm over the last few years, including recent nominations for several Jeff Awards. The last play I saw there was captivating. It was a drama that was also a mystery and I was so scared and creeped out that I cried. Awesome!

Check out their audish on Chicago Plays:
The House Theatre of Chicago

Rose and the Rime
Date: September 30th

Pay: Stipend
Equity / Non Equity:Non-Equity
Type / Restrictions: Looking for non-equity male and female actors with experience in physical theatre and devising original work with an ensemble. Actors who sing, play an instrument, or have circus or dance training are strongly encouraged to submit. Please send a headshot and resume to The House Theatre of Chicago, ATTN: Casting--Rose and the Rime, 4611 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite #201, Chicago, IL 60640. Auditions--by invitation--will consist of a two minute physical theatre piece of your own design and a group movement call.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Resume Skills

SKILLS: The area at the bottom of your resume where you list everything you know how to do, sortof know how to do, or at one point in time knew how to do.

Well, "flute" is listed on my resume and last week I had the urge to see if I could still play and read music. I actually played from 3rd grade until my senior year of high school, including several years of private lessons.

Quick flashback: I can clearly remember wanting to play the trombone when we walked into 'pick your instrument day'. Even today I could not reach the end of the instrument when the bottom is extended, so you can imagine how far off I was as a 3rd grader. My sister played the clarinet and I was decent at the flute, so there it was.

I am proud to report that it was a little rocky at first, but I played for almost two hours and it really came together at the end of my practice session. If called upon, I could in fact demonstrate my flute playing skills.

What are your skills?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Schmendy's Part 2

Morning audish: First off, it was at a production studio instead of my agent's office. And it seems that the studio is a converted apartment. I was a little confused walking into a building that said 'residences' but it turns out it was the right building. It was actually a long audition, they had me read several times, asking for different things. Apparently this 11 year old gal is a sassy old soul who has it together and wants to advise you in the ways of the burger. I wasn't sure I was giving them what they were asking for. But when I was done, they said I had done an excellent job. It was a good experience and an interesting audish!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Fun and full weekend ahead: I have shows tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. Improv audition on Sunday and a VO audish on Monday for the 11 year old voice of our favorite red headed burger slinger! Maybe I will get free baked potatoes if I book it.