For the first time in five weeks I won’t be in Greece for the weekend and I’m having mixed emotions about it 🎭
Do you ever feel like there’s something missing after a show closes? It feels strange that I’m not going to the theater tonight.
Messing around in a studio today..... because if you aren’t doing what you love, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?
Shoutout to Telsey for gender neutral bathrooms with relaxing ocean sounds. (Even though it definitely smells like someone had the nervous audition poops in here). 😬🚽
Self-Tape Saturday Shenanigans with @gabbyharker
💛 Friends who will sacrifice almost 2 hours of their Saturday to help a sista out...👌🏻
Not sure how I made it through the week, but I survived! Pursuing your dreams is both exhilarating and terrifying! 🤷🏻♀️
Work | Rehearse | Sleep | Repeat •
This show is so much fun and has kept me on my toes throughout the rehearsal process. Tonight is our last time in the rehearsal space and tomorrow we move into the theater! 🤩
"I've got great ambition. To die of exhaustion rather than boredom".
- Christopher Poindexter
“Always show up” is my mantra lately .... 🙏🏽 You DEFINITELY won’t get the part if you don’t even try. At least give yourself a chance! No matter what, every audition is a learning opportunity, an experience, and oftentimes a free master class! Let all the “no’s” make you more determined to get that one “yes!” And sometimes you think your audition sucks and you still get a callback 😉soooo let’s all strive to not underestimate ourselves, our talents, or our abilities! 🎭 💃🏽 🎵 #auditiongrind #callbacks #intheheights #rent #hunchbackofnotredame #musicaltheater #headshots #resume
Cheesin’ so hard 😁
It is rainy, cold, and grey here today. I did not want to leave my house. I wanted to curl up under a big blanket and drink coffee. But I had this audition to go to. I’d been prepping for it for a while and really wanted to do well (of course you always want to!) because I’m new to the area. So I dragged myself out into the rain and at the end of it all this is how I feel 🎭
I tell myself twenty thousand times a day that I have a right to take up space in this industry and that an email or a phone call doesn't validate my existence. Every year, audition season is brutal and I'm just beginning to learn that it's okay to admit that. Admitting that I sometimes feel like I'm climbing an uphill battle is not defeat, it's just acknowledging that I'm a human being and I care about this a whole freaking lot. But it's worth it. It is for a reason and I do belong here, taking up the space that a petite five foot three inches redhead twenty something takes up...And then some! Why not? Other people might put me in a nicely labeled and typed box, but I will not do the limiting to myself. If it's a game of who can hold on the longest, then count me in to stick it out to the bitter end.
"I'm off to seek what's mine. What belongs to me"
-Fredrico Garcia Lorca
#publictransportationmusings #auditionhustle #chiponyourshoulder #hungry #actorslife #poundthepavement #knockingondoors #staypositive #mantra #inspiration #auditiongrind #auditionseason #sensitivesoul #grateful #artist #takeupspace
When 8th Avenue beats you down, venture to 10th and beyond to find safety. I was reminded today why I stopped going to open calls last year. Not because I gave up, but because I thought there just HAD to be a better way that didn’t leave me exhausted, insecure, coming out empty-handed, and all around discouraged. I booked two jobs after that. Choose whatever strategy you choose; just know that your time and your talent are worth more than what the audition grind has deemed them.
Grind away, but don’t grind until it steals your joy in art and your love of people.
Video auditions suck. But once in a blue moon you have a take that doesn’t make you want to throw your computer at a wall. #auditionseason