All Kinds of Reading

I have a week’s worth of fun acting things to share with you 🙂

First off, I filmed a few scenes for a horror movie last weekend. It’s the one where we have no script, so the director basically tells us what has to happen in the scene, and then we improvise. What makes it even more interesting is that it is being filmed on a gopro, and my costar is the one filming, in character, so I have no idea what I look like, or even when the camera will be on me. This is a project I really cannot wait to see the finished product of, because it is so different.

Screenshot from ou r final Stage Combat class.

On Monday I had an audition for a student film that I would absolutely love to be a part of. The script is really well-written and funny, the character I auditioned for is awesome…I should find out next week, so my fingers will be crossed until then. As far as how I did, I think the scenes I was able to prepare were good, but I think the frozen read I did was soo much better. In case you were wondering, a frozen read is where they give you the sides (your lines) and have you do the scene right away, without any time to prepare, as opposed to a cold read, where you have at least a few minutes to work out what is going on.

On Tuesday I couldn’t go to class because I was doing background on a show where I got to watch a lot of soccer, and read the entire The Girl on The Train book. Anyone want to go see the movie? 😉

On Wednesday I did get to the cold read class, with a lot of new students. There was only one woman who had been there the month before, and I knew another woman from the Cohort, but all the others were new encounters 😉 I did 2 scenes, one from Transparent where I don’t have a lot of background, but it’s a really interesting scene; and another from Nip/Tuck where I get to be all emotional. Suzanna also gave me the task of being less put together next week, more down, which implies that I am not usually like that. So, it should be fun.

Then today, I had the awesome pleasure of being the reader for a casting session. I might sound like a broken record, but I really love being a reader. I love doing it in class, and doing it with the talented actors that come to audition is just…probably a dream job until acting starts paying all the bills 😉

Since we are in October now, I will mention that I did pretty good on my September goals. I have a new draft of my book, with revisions from someone else that I asked to read it. I filmed a scene that I wrote with Lorraine. I learnt a new monologue. It’s actually a poem, so it is tricky to not emphasize the rhymes, but it’s different and was fun to work on. As for the pull ups, I can do 5, where my head rises above the bar and everything, but I haven’t been able to do them in succession yet. Like I can do one, then come back in 20 minutes and do another. Still, I am getting better, and if I keep going, my muscles will get stronger and 5 in a row will be a piece of cake.

For October, my main goal is to get Shards of Glass to a point where I think it is ready to be published. And if I could spend the rest of my days acting, that would be lovely!


“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

-Sam Levenson

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