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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”
we survived NYC unifieds! ✨ #auditiongrind #nyc #musicaltheatre
TGIF! Amiright?!?! 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! 😄🎶🌃)
#keepingitreal 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?!
TBT to my shoot with @mesquiteisdems at my college @kd_conservatory. One of my main goals to is to show all the upcoming generations its possible to achieve anything you want in this world. Just have to have a positive mindset and be ready at all times because opportunity can present itself at any time. #Actor #Actorflow #DreamBIG #WorkHard #Artist #Filmmaking #theatre #LA #Atlanta #casting #Production #Youtube #Grind #Talent #AuditionGrind #MovieGrind #DallasActorOfColor #MISD #KevinBrooksActor
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.
Non-Equity Theatre List is LIVE! ... It has over 300 theatres, an updated layout and it now has a new column that showcases the city and state where the theatre is! ... It’s $15 for the 2.0 version. But if you already have the 1.0 version you can get the updatesd list for just $5! And lastly if you have purchased the 1.0 version in the last 2 weeks, you can get the 2.0 version update for free! ... Send me a DM if your interested! #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 😂🏙
Theatre Inspires✨ • 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 🎭
You know you are crazy when you decide to go an audition to destress 🙄🙄🙄 . . . . #videoediting #pains #technologyhatesme #tryagaintomorrow #musicpromotion #musiciansofinstagram #musiccover #auditiongrind #orlandomusic #ciaratheshark
When Santa gets you like💡. Thank you to my #SisterSanta @haskinserynn for this lifesaver-shaped lifesaver 🤩🎬🎞🎥🎅 #ringlight #actorslife #selftapelife #auditiongrind #gamechanger #literallyuseditthenextday #bestsisterever #auditioncrusher #canyouseemenow
Look at that face... lipstick .. everywhere. 😂 #girlpower #workinggirl #auditiongrind
When you have to channel your dark side 👁‍🗨 #actress #auditiongrind #characteractor #lalife #cbsradford #studiocity
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?
out·take /ˈoutˌtāk/Submit noun plural noun: outtakes a scene or sequence filmed or recorded for a movie or program but not included in the final version.
This talented Actress and Dancer is Shea Madison stars in THE ADVENTURES OF CHEAP CHAD Independent Feature film and has a Self-Produced Video Series, October 2018 Release Date. Shea is making a name for herself in NYC! Just wait and see Shea take the world by storm! Check out more on her insta @shea_maddie or her website www.sheamadison.com . . . . #NYC #NewYorkCity #StarStuff #WorkingActor #Actress #ActorLife #Model #Photography #Portraits #Photoshoot #Love #Theatre #Film #LivintheDream #NewHeadshots #BePresent #AuditionGrind #RiseandGrind #AshleyGarrettPhotography #actressCertified #womeninfilm #womeninfilmandtv #womeninfilmmaking
only an outtake video can bring this level of sophosticaysh
Today was my 9th “no” from auditions in the past two weeks but I’m still smiling because I’m FREAKING AWESOME!! Love ya, Meg. You’re doing great, and you’re such a good model wow! • • • 📷 @tasshantanu #booked #IReallyNeedThisJob #audition #hustle #auditiongrind #dancer #singer #choreographer #smile #happy #joy #model #igmodel #igtv
When your roomies buy that crappy toilet paper..... 💩 . . . Just....you know, sending in audition tapes in the comfort of my own robe....and home..... . . . . . #auditiongrind #pilotseason #la #nyc #humor #hbo #trutv #fortnite #comedy #ucb #poop #toiletpaper #roommates #roomielove #selftapes #selftapestruggle
Audition Life✌🏻Just another basic white girl with her bag stuffed full of a jewel tone dress, nude heels, body spray & 10 lbs of sheet music, hiding in the cold back hallways of Ripley Grier 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 #glamorous #auditiongrind #naturalhabitat #actorslife #nyc #ripleygrierstudios #auditionlife #sanging #basicAF #castme #bookedandblessed #butactuallynotbookedorblessed #justtired
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
New headshots!!! No filter needed because @themichaelkushner and @looksbylavin made me look (and feel) GORGEOUS. I’ve never had so much fun or felt so comfortable in front of a camera 😍 This is just 1 of 3 (they’ll be revealed later) but these are the ones I got printed first. @avalonartists @avalonartistsgroup I’m ready to put these to WORK 😜 #headshots #actorlife #auditiongrind #castme #godihopeigetit
You invest your passion, skill, and gas money but it’s worth going home feeling proud of yourself. I still have 3 hours left on the road, with another callback to prepare for tomorrow. Being able to perform, laugh, and play in the audition room today will help keep my spirits lifted. . #audition #ontheroad #workingactor #actorgrind #auditiongrind #auditionseason #callback #professionalactor #gpoy #queer #genderqueer #nonbinary #gay #jewboy #latinx #offstage #pitstop #halfwaythere #hustle
“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.” - #wcw 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
It just hit me yesterday that I have THREE contracts coming up for shows I haven’t even started yet... but I still have to be out here on that #auditiongrind 👐🏽 #audition #auditionshirt #actorlife #offstage #bookedandblessed #professionalactor #workingactor #theatrelife #queer #queeractor #queeractorofcolor #actorsofinstagram #genderqueer #latinx #jewtino #latergram
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?
When your broadway dance call is almost 50% #NYUGradActingAlumni - you snap a pic! Monday magic with these fine fellas! ❤️ #MFAsmiles #RollinDeep #AuditionGrind #5thFloorFAM #TooMuchTalent #StepBallChange #ArtistsAtWork
I’m never leaving the light of the financial district 🌕💋 . . . #actor #actress #auditiongrind #nosleep #superhireable
Early morning audition realness with my best frannnn. 🔥😏👯❤️ . . . #besties #love #girls #actresses #nyc #newyork #auditiongrind #lovinglife #happiness #bookme #birthdayweek
Due to time constraints this morning and battling some minor sickness, I broke my Monday tradition of training legs and opted to train a little back. 30minutes. Nothing special. Now for more auditions 😈 #thefitactor #monday #motivationalmonday #backday #lifter #actorlife #auditiongrind #adidas #nyc #musicaltheatrelife
Hi, I’m Marqell Edward Clayton and this is Fences by August Wilson. • • #actor #singer #dancer #BFA #musicaltheatre #straightplay #thetheatre #auditiongrind #grateful #laactor
Two #auditions this weekend had me feeling accomplished. Even if I don’t hear back, I am #motivated 💪😝 . . . 📸 @jsdumond 📸 . . . #theodysseyofjillian #audition #auditiongrind #losangeles #losangelesactor #losangelesmodel #sundayfunday #grinddontstop #actor #actorlyfe #werk
As a performer, auditions were always terrifying. When I first moved to LA I thought I would grow to loathe bouncing around from project to project and constantly keeping myself vulnerable on the audition grind. I’m surprised to say I’ve grown to love it. I love meeting new people. I savor each opportunity and this far my determination had given so much to be grateful for. I’m excited to share some upcoming projects coming in the fall and can’t wait to see what else comes next! . . . . . #auditions #film #actorslife #performance #hollywood #television #comingthisfall #comedian #losangeles #auditiongrind #hashtag #artist #theatre
Can you tell I’m indecisive? There are just too many decisions to make out there!! Self-taping with @tessabox ❤️🎥
An actor prepares. To love your job means loving all aspects of it. I am so excited when I get a new audition because it means I get to dive into something new. It's not a job interview, it is a performance you are hoping will lead to many more. I may be goofy, but I definitely take my job seriously. I love it. . 🎥🎞️🎬🎥🎞️🎬🎥🎞️🎬🎥🎞️🎬🎥🎞️🎬 . #actress #auditions #auditiongrind #character #television #redhead #love #loveyourwork #notajob
I made my husband help with an audition at 11pm after no sleep because I was PARANOID we would catch our daughter's stomach bug lol. #noexcuses #beatthebug May reshoot it today when I am not as exhausted, but it felt good to have some footage just in case. When you love a role, you make it happen!! . . . P.s. thank you to whoever invented concealer . . . #actress #auditions #auditiongrind #concealer #makeup #redhead #actress
Night shoots are tough for obvious reasons. But... when crew & cast are so pro, so efficient & so talented, they are walks in the park. “Why yes, I AM holding that bloody bat.” Wrapped short film Do Unto Others tonight/this morning. Thank you writ/dir @matt_muchka for assembling such a great team! Thank you @victoriavv07 @nicholaskaat @thetravisgreene @_jordanalex @danja25 AND @mrdoreck @kayaston @ethanjhaslam for your rich and honest performances. My favorite kind of Sat night. #strongfemalelead #strongfemaleleads #doiknowyou #leadinglady #leadingman #dountoothersthemovie #indieshortfilm #indieshortfilms #setlifela #auditiongrind
#WayBackWednesday to an EPA this morning and being told at 9:20AM that EMC’s will not be seen. ✌🏽 • We brunch instead! • Also, let’s get this #LightInThePiazza revival going. We’re ready. #FabrizioAndClara#TimesSquare #NYC #Actors #Singers #Artists #AuditionGrind #EquityBrunch #RosaBudAndNevilleLandless #FloweringHibiscus #CarleyDickey #EstebanSuero #Broadway #BroadwayBound
Art of the #SelfTape Audition... Disaster (2018, digital) 📷: an Instagramless friend I bribed with a #baconeggandcheese to help me #actorlife #blacktress #outtakes #bloopereel #cheesin #smilethoyourheartisbreaking #becausethisislikethe20thtake #auditiongrind #thehustle
Starting the week with a little hustle at my favorite studio 🎬#marvelousmondays #auditiongrind
Audition today Look thirteen they said... Did I do it?
One of the downsides of being an actress in Florida in the summer is instantly sweating the moment you step out of the house. And sweating in makeup?! Ughhh . . . #floridaactress #film #auditiongrind #imtooyoungforhotflashes #orami ?
Happy #friday ! 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!
It takes 100 auditions to get one callback. It takes 50 callbacks to book one job.🎭 • • • #anactorlifeforme #chicago #actorsequity #firesideepa #auditiongrind #backatit
All ya need is dance 💙💙💙 I’ve been sick for so long and am eager to get healthy and back to doing what I love again! • • • #MondayMotivation #DanceLife #Werk #InstaGood #InstaLike #PhotoOfTheDay #Portraits #Dancer #ThrowBack #LastFebruary #AuditionGrind #CentralHarlem #Manhattan #NewYorkCity #NYC #TheBigApple #TheCityThatNeverSleeps #DanceCapitalOfTheWorld #NewYork #NY
Grateful for @elyssaalexander for showing me the ins and outs of auditions in NYC. Also yay for new friends!🌅🌆🏙🌃
#actorlife 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.
The diner where they filmed The Help!! #mississippi #auditiongrind
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