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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
My cast mates would play this song a lot while I was on tour with @rocknrd2dub. At the time I didn’t really think much of it. But lately, I get it now. • Don’t settle for ANYTHING. Keep singing, keep glowing, keep hustling! • #TooHotToSitStill #SummerTime #TheGreatestShowman #PasekAndPaul #DontSettle #NeverEnough #JustKeepSinging #Actor #Artist #Singer #Broadway #BroadwayBound #EstebanSuero #Tattoos #NYC #NewYorkCity #Inwood #AuditionGrind #Belt #LegitVoiceWho #ContemporaryAria #TelseyAndCo
#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
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
Today’s audition: newly widowed mother of 13 year old daughter; wardrobe, very specifically curated. I love auditioning - that 1st time in the room, before notes are given, the only voice in my head is my own, based on clues found in the script, to answer my endless questions of how & why. I love following the writer’s lead. I love what writers do. And i love administering my character’s wardrobe to the best of my ability. OBJECTIVE: to win over casting, to make it into their file and to be invited back to play. LONG GAME STRATEGY. #thinkingactor #longgame #strategichussle #hussle #newagent #actorsgrind #actorslifestyle #indiefilms #wardrobechoices #auditiongrind
Oh Vermont.... I have a feeling that the fresh air, beautiful breeze, and character you bring with each of your houses, is just what I need this summer. ✨ ✨ ✨ As I sit outside reading and getting myself centered for the day, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to be here in this moment. My path to this contract and role was a wild one (More on this later).... but I’m just feeling so grateful that at the end, when Weston held their final audition and asked my agents with just a few hours notice if I could get to the audition, that I was able to drop everything I was doing and shimmy my way over. In moments like this, I PRAISE GOD, that I started my at home business. I’ve always pursued coaching with the understanding that it would provide freedom in my life as an actor and it’s so flippin’ rewarding to watch that at play. Happy Day 1! #gratitude #freedomeveryday #dowhatyoulove #auditiongrind #nycactors #latinx #actorsofnyc #sidehustlesforthewin #workfromhkme #workremotely #joinus #tribef3 #livewithpassion #lifeonpurpose #purposedrivenlife #artistpreneur #ihatemyjob #NOT #dreamchaser #morningroutines #outdoors #freshair #Godisgood
#MalibuBaby is currently open for representation. She’s gonna make me a proud momma... 🐶🙇🏾‍♀️ // #puppystar #bigdreams #malibutheteacup #auditiongrind #allthewayup _📷: @linsaywillier
My mom @havehopedaley caught this last weekend when I took a moment at an event & snuck away to work on memorizing a monologue. Otherwise known as, “talking to oneself in public.” Still waiting to hear about this one 😩😂 #auditiongrind #prettyinpink #actorproblems #nyc #womenwithfades #blacktress #theatrelife #harlem #actorlife #shakespeare
I chose a word at the beginning of the year and it was “Capable”. This past week the word has come up an overwhelming amount of times, everywhere I see and hear it, and I count it as no coincidence. Think of me... “Let the dream begin, let the darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.” . . . . . • 📷 @travel_wheretonext . . . . . #andrewlloydwebber #andrewlloydwebbersthephantomoftheopera #phantomoftheopera #musical #nyctheatre #actor #singer #soprano #coloraturasoprano #opera #aria #nyc #barefootblondehair #blonde #actress #actor #theatre #nyclife #audition #auditiongrind #luck #musicofthenight
Trying new things, and playing with new characters! #auditiongrind #schmacting #blackandwhite 📷: @maxwoltmanphotography
Missing those “let’s wake up at the crack of dawn to commute a hundred blocks to put our names on a list trusting someone will bring it in to the monitor safely and praying we get seen so that this wasn’t all a waste of time” kind of days... • • • #TwinTuesday #ThrowBack #LastFebruary #AuditionGrind #NonEqLife #NonEquity #InstaGood #InstaLike #VideoOfTheDay #Portraits #Dancers #Sisters #Twins #IdenticalTwins #Identical #Midtown #Manhattan #NewYorkCity #NYC #TheBigApple #TheCityThatNeverSleeps #DanceCapitalOfTheWorld #NewYork #NY
Old Headshot Day 🎭 • Okay I know I’m a day late, but I couldn’t skip out on the fun! Circa 2013 and in full black and white glory, this is the first headshot (besides my senior pictures which I definitely don’t have digital copies of!) I started submitting to theaters. Are we surprised that no one called me in to audition?! 😂
Welcome to your new late night host, Tactless Tara with her sassy soliloquies and pop filters made out of sad, gray stockings, every Tuesday and Thursday night at 1am... ...because that's when last minute VO auditions always seem to happen in this apartment. 😎😴 #BlueYetiMic #lookatthatbadasspopfilter #nopeprettysadactuallybutmakesforafunnystory #auditiongrind #actor #anactorslife #tryingtosoundlikeFeivelthemouse 🐭 #newmicrophone
So like....I booked a commercial n shit! Today's Scoreboard: Meritocracy - 1, It's Who You Know, 0. Even though I def would have, I promise I didn't sit on a casting couch for this. 😄 #bookedit #grateful #setlife #braggingrights #determined #healthy #competition #smokeemifyougotem #entertainerslife #actorslife #commercial #audition #auditiongrind #setlife #hollywood #comedy #highsandlows #dontbefoolish #kingforadayfoolforalifetime 🤘❤
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.
⭐️ To all those on that #auditiongrind today... #yougotthis 💪🏻 . . #dailyinspo #actorinspo . Link to buy the BOOKED IT Day Planner in bio!
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). 😬🚽
Well, hello NYC. Nice to see you again.💕🏙 #newyorkcity #auditiongrind
Oops. #TheoryFail . 🤦🏻‍♀️ Oh man, that’s a big mistake: check out this 32-bar copy of “Far From the Home I Love” that left out the crucial key change to the parallel major (C major) from C minor. 🙉 That...isn’t how that goes. 🙅🏻‍♀️ Extra props to @michael.liepper for providing such a stellar rendition of this thoroughly wrong piece of music. 🎹 #TheoryWorks #TheoryFails #FarFromtheHomeILoathe #fiddlerontheroof #fiddlertour
I had the pleasure of writing about the “Top 8 Audition Book Myths” for @backstagecast earlier this month -- check it out! See what @merrisugarman at @tararubincasting , @michaelcassara , @jmiglehart , and more have to say about what should be in your book — and what shouldn’t. #TheoryWorks #Backstage
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.
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