Let’s talk audition book....Tip #1
There is very little things you can control in this business. BUT, your audition book is not one of those things! ⠀⠀
You get to chose what is in your book, and what is not. You should love everything in your book! Not just like it, you should LOVE IT! ⠀⠀
So here are some tips that I follow for my audition book:
🎶 Have tabs to separate your cuts 🎶 Use a pencil to mark your cuts, so if you have to change anything, you just have to erase instead of print new sheet music
🎶 You should know all the cuts in your book backwards and forwards
🎶 Always have a secret weapon song in your book
*If you don’t have a secret weapon song in your book-DM me so we can talk!
I could not be more thrilled to have Maggie Bera of @actoraesthetic
on the blog tomorrow! 2019 is starting off with a bang! I met Maggie on the audition grind about a year ago and quickly became aware of her incredible blog and podcast and drive! On @actoraesthetic
she shares tidbits of wisdom, advice, and information about all things auditions and so much more! I cannot wait to hear how she first fell in love with performing and blogging, her biggest piece of advice, and what’s in store for her as an artist AND as a blogger! Stay tuned! Cheers to #motivationmonday
and all who brave the cold! See you tomorrow @optimisticcafe
WELCOME FRIENDS! ⠀⠀
I am so excited to be sharing my love of auditions and theatre with you all! ⠀⠀
All this week I will be sharing audition book tips. Rules to follow, tips to get our ahead, and how to find material you actually LOVE! ⠀⠀
Thank you all for supporting my dream of this business, it means so much to me. I am here as a resource for you. So if you have any questions- send me a DM. I am here to help you say “Problem Solved”
The weekend is such a great time to get inspired and reboot after a stressful weekend. So that is exactly what I will be sharing this weekend! All things inspirational. ✨
As actors we need to be at the top of our game at all times. Finding new things to inspire you can be exhausting. But, so necessary to stay refreshed and focused on our goals. ✨
Where do your find inspiration? Social media? Seeing a broadway show? Finding a new audition song?
(Cause mine are all of the above! 😄🎶🌃)
This 👆🏻 is how I’ve been feeling lately. Lazy, uninspired, and saying “I’ll do it later”. But NOT TODAY! Today I’m gonna put my big girl pants on and get some work done. Here’s how my to do list looks for today:
✔️Edit/submit 2 video auditions
✔️Upload new @breakdownservices
videos ✔️Update my calendar ✔️Look for new auditions
✔️Tidy up apartment ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And since #selflove
is sooooo important, this is my me list:
✔️Face mask and catch up on @nbcmanifest
✔️Knee exercises ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wanna know- what does your to do list look like today?!
Getting cut from an audition is the best excuse to go to Times Sq for pizza & coffee with friends ☕️🏙🍕#PiratesTaleReunion
A killer pre-rehearsal view 🏙🎭☕️ and yes, I did bring my own straw.
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#auditionseason #problemsolved #jennaforbroadway
Performing my first sketch comedy show in NYC! Will post the ticket sales when they become available, but keep Jan 25-27 open to come see ya girl perform and make fun of all the crap us New Yorkers have to go through 😂🏙
While I’m thrilled to be exploring a new city and starting new adventures, I really have loved spending time in the theatre community here. While packing I found these programs from many shows I’ve seen and been in this year - with a few missing. I have gotten to experience so much more theatre that my friends are doing here than I got to during my time in Pittsburgh. And I get to squeeze in one more before I leave! I can’t wait to see all of your successes in the coming years 🎭
This terrible quality photo is not about me. My phone is broken so I tried taking a photo of my outfit (hiking boots not pictured) for this ridiculous audition (imagine a tool belt, power drill, and hard hat) with an old IPad. Anyway, the real star of this photo is my ridiculous dog in the left hand corner 😅😜😆
Arts & Crafts for Adults🎨
I’ve been putting off this headshot/resume attaching for way too long. I feel like I can’t ever get them even or centered. Anyone else dread doing this?
plural noun: outtakes
a scene or sequence filmed or recorded for a movie or program but not included in the final version.
only an outtake video can bring this level of sophosticaysh
I'm a Broadway Baby,
Slaving at the five-and-ten,
Dreaming of the great day when
I'll be in a show
Throwback to many, many years ago in my first dance class. In our tap class we danced to “Broadway Baby” from Sondheim’s Follies. It wouldn’t be until years later that I would fall in love with everything musical theatre.
And props to me for rocking the red lipstick all the way back then 💄
3 auditions. 50min cardio. O I am slain. Still, good day! Got to bust out some new audition songs, ran into some new friends and an old one, and now I get to go home and RELAX. If only every day in the city was like this lol
#actor #actorlife #auditiongrind #workout #nyc
“I was often told that I wasn’t a thing. ‘She’s not pretty enough. She’s not tall enough. She’s not thin enough. She’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘OK, someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not and there I’ll be.”
the one & only Frances McDormand
Moral - don’t waste time focusing on the things you’re “not.” Just show up, bring what only YOU can, and let the rest go. Cause one day that YOU is what they’ll be looking for.
#francesmcdormand #actorslife #auditiongrind #actinglessons #auditioning #justdoyou #actorswanted #yourauditionfriend
I appreciate the campaign (sentiment) behind this slogan. BUT (and to better understand the disparity between female & male characters in film & tv, check out data from Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media @gdigm
... it also highlights imbalance for roles behind camera - most profoundly disturbing stats are lack of female writers), why must adjective “strong” precede “female lead?” Why not just “female lead?” In order for a woman to be the lead, must she only be strong? What does “strong” even mean? The undercurrent message is not sitting well with me, and i think the culprit lies in a very male form of storytelling: hero/heroine overcoming obstacles through strength. But overcoming obstacles for both men & women involves an extremely complex set of skills: thoughtfulness, vulnerability, emotional intelligence, cunning, etc. These complexities create three-dimensional characters. So why can’t the slogan be that? “Three-Dimensional Female Lead” or “Complex Female Lead.” And where is the counterpart tee that reads “Vulnerable Male Costar” or “Emotionally Insightful Male Supporting Character.” Patriarchy is pernicious, and it’s harming ALL of us. The answer isn’t matriarchy, i’m not advocating that. I like what #rebeccasolnit
says in her book The Mother of All Questions - that fraternity is the answer. I also enjoy reading @sarahsophief
posts on how she raises her kids as she’s so cognizant of how we teach girls that it’s okay to be strong, but fail to teach boys that it’s okay to be vulnerable, that their emotions are good and not a sign of weakness. I don’t have kids so what do i know? But all that makes sense to me. (Maybe having a boys name raised my everyday gender awareness.) Anyway, i’m just a striving actor who, for now, takes any part that comes my way. But i long for a more equitable world, in front of the camera, behind the camera, above the line, below the line, but most importantly - when the cameras aren’t even around. Thanks for 📷 @barthelmebabe
and thank you @kpoovey
for thought provoking tee that inspired this long-ass post. #strongfemalelead #stayhuman #keepshowingup #morefemalewriters #auditiongrind #screenwriters #motherofallquestions
audition said real life Ken doll... how did I do?
Can you tell I’m indecisive? There are just too many decisions to make out there!! Self-taping with @tessabox
Look thirteen they said...
Did I do it?
! Bringing you good vibes with a candid and open conversation with the fabulous @samschiffman
about the ups and downs of auditions, excitement in taking control and ownership of your path, and the hysterical show she and her bf have created for themselves this summer ☺️. Happy reading and happy weekend! ☕️ | Also run to @pennylanecoffee
! It was the cutest coziest little shop!
Grateful for @elyssaalexander
for showing me the ins and outs of auditions in NYC. Also yay for new friends!🌅🌆🏙🌃
It's hard to really explain what this business is like and how much patience it takes. About a year ago I was advised by @brookeasings
to document every audition I go to. And so I did. I started writing them down in Jan 2016 and I have been to many auditions outside of school since. Hours and hours of waiting outside in the cold and holding my pee. Callbacks ending in never hearing back. This is also nothing in comparison to the performers who do this every day in NYC but this is my story thus far. Out of about 50 auditions I have only booked 2.
I have actually grown to liking auditions. I meet lots of new friends (shout out to the audition homies) and I learn from every one I go to. Gosh dang it's frikin hard to face that rejection I apparently get 96% of the time. But I sincerely adore what I do and I'm proud of that 4%. I'm excited for the next one, that who knows, might be in God's plans for me to book. ***I blurred this photo for privacy reasons.