Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free Workshops!

The Playground Theater has a great program of FREE classes called the Improvisor's Studio. I just got an email that there are still spots open in two classes: "Giving & Receiving Gifts" and "Monologues."

Check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Another Dialogue Audish

Another Dialogue Audish today, and it turns out I was reading with a guy that I worked with about a year ago on my first real vo job, a radio demo. In that spot he was my 20/21 yr old boyfriend and I was 19 and I didn't know how to fix my car. This time around, we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii and in our late '20s. Oh, how time flies!

Character Descriptions:
Woman: More of an actress. Can go from flirtatious in the beginning to disgruntled. Not gruff but assertive.
Man: Masculine and firm but not a baritone. Young husband.
AVO/legal: Male, masculine, deeper voice than male actor but not booming.

If you haven't guessed already, by the end of this :60 spot the wife is annoyed and threatens divorce. I love these character descriptions because they capture the essence of vague yet specific reasons why any one actor is chosen over another.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dialogue Audish

Sometimes I get a call from my agent for a Dialogue Audish- which means that I will be reading with another person. Most of the time I just read my lines and pause when the other person would be speaking.

Today I had an audish that felt like deja-character-vu: I was the 18-20 yr old daughter going to college who is annoyed/embarrassed by Mom. The other character was the Mom. I wonder how many times I have read a line like this:

"Mom. Seriously. Stop."

I must be good at sounding like a bratty girl, because we only did one take.

Audish of the Day

ComedySportz is having auditions! Check out the CIN post:

ComedySportz’s next round of professional auditions will be held 8/29-9/1. The primary goal of this audition is for our Professional Ensemble. We will also be considering talent for Battle-prov, our Extended Company, and Honors 303 scheduled for October.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Triple Audishle!

Today I had a triple audish and read for three spots! Here are the highlights:

"Not too big. Or too small."
"It doesn't taste interesting."
"So not only did I get something new and interesting, I still made it to my appointment."