Carolyne and I were discussing the ups and downs of our chosen career path, and we came to the conclusion that often, our optimism is determined not by all the amazing work we have already done, but by whether we have any future projects booked. Being on set is amazing, but knowing that you’ll be coming back and having another opportunity to act…that’s what convinces you you’re on the right track 🙂
Luckily for me, I am currently in the phase where I think that the world is full of possibilities. And I refuse to hear otherwise. Last Tuesday I had an audition and a call back. The audition was first, with the people that I was supposed to skype with the week before. I met them in a library, and think I did really well. I knew my lines, I connected with my character, and I took all of the adjustments they gave me. In the end, they wanted me to also read for another character, but didn’t have the sides, so I am supposed to be going back, either an actual audition, or maybe sending in a self-tape. We shall see 🙂
After getting our tshirts for the AMI party on Saturday, I went to the callback at Dawson. I already knew one of the actors, and absolutely loved being able to audition not just with a reader, but with scene partners. We did each of the scenes once as a cold read with the script, then a second time with no sides, kind of improv-ing. I did the callback for 2 separate and very different characters, one of which has a breakdown, and I had a blast. The guys were awesome and I really hope I’ll be able to be a part of this project 🙂 I am also truly grateful that I was caught in the torrential downpour after the auditions, not before them 😉
I also won a ticket to the Sex & Ethnicity launch party on Thursday, which was so much fun and inspiring. There wasn’t room for a plus one, but as the brilliant Michaela said, I knew a lot of the people there. Most of the actors were either in some kind of class with me, worked with me or I’ve met at McGill. I was only ever an extra on the webseries, which could have been awkward when people asked how I was a part of it, but everyone was so amazingly nice, offering advice, discussing careers and the show…as soon as I was no longer the only person there, I not once felt left out or alone. I was always talking to someone, learning and sharing, having a truly incredible time. The MC was hilarious and we got to see the first 5 minutes of the first episode. An amazing night that I am so happy I got to be a part of. I met a bunch of really talented new people, and got to catch up with some friends. It would be an honor to be able to be a part of season two, so remember to watch, either on ICI on Sundays at 9:30, or on youtube 😉
After the party, I had to rush to a dinner party at my brother and his girlfriend’s. We had delicious food and incredible company, with my parents and some cousins. If this acting thing doesn’t work out, I have a babysitting gig starting in November 🙂
Other than that, I have mostly been working and writing and reading and planning, but I have a music video shoot on Friday. And I was a crazy person who went ahead and signed up for the summer stunt class. And the world is full of possibilities, right?
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”