Hey there everyone!
I know it’s been awhile and hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been on vacation for the past week which I can say is pretty great. Haven’t relaxed this much in a long time.
I wanted to let you know my novels Braver Than Yesterday and From Within have new and improved covers. I figured they needed some revamping. The old covers weren’t doing the books any justice. I’m really excited to announce this so please check them out. I would be eternally grateful! Hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer. I’ll be talking to you soon. The third novel is turning out wonderful! Super stoked about it!
Well folks it’s all over. The show I mean. I can’t believe how quick the time went. It was an amazing experience though. I met a lot of amazing people that I was glad to have met. I’m actually thinking about putting a book together about all of us. It would be fiction of course with a lot of drama of course. Because hello you can’t have a novel about drama when it takes place in drama haha. Okay I’m such a nerd for saying that 🙂
In other news my new novel From Within is coming out very soon. I can’t wait!! I’m working on the sequel to this particular book so that’s fun. It is fairly different then the first novel that I wrote. Don’t forget to check out Braver Than Yesterday on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I really want to talk about something completely different so bare with me. Have you ever did the same thing over and over again and one day it just really gets to you? I feel like lately that’s what is going on with me. I feel like there is more to life then just this. I love to write and I love to blog. It’s what I’m most passionate about and I wish that this is what I could do for the rest of my life as a full time gig. Unfortunately I need money to live, so I have this full time job that I can’t really deal with anymore. I wish I could just leave it all behind. I want to see the world. I’ve never been anywhere except for a few states surrounding me. I feel like there is so much more to life then just this, I don’t know maybe I’m having an epiphany. I’m sure it will pass but I don’t want it to. I’d rather go out and see the world and experience it and write about it. Who knows maybe one day.
It’s almost show time! After weeks of rehearsing it’s finally almost here. Starting Tuesday thru the 28th I will grace the stage for this crazy/intense/fun experience. The rehearsals have been going okay for the most part but of course there are some things that are bothering me. For example they put someone who is outrageously huge in front of me. Not that she’s overweight, she’s just really tall. you would think from the directors point of view they would be like, okay that person is way too short to be behind that big person. We mentioned it them but they don’t care. So I guess I’ll deal with it. Other then that it’s going really well.
However I can’t wait to get my time back. I don’t know how actors/actresses do it. All their time is consumed doing this and leaving little to no room for family or friends or a social life. The actors you are performing with become somewhat of a family for that time. You spend all your hours with them. I think it would be tough after awhile but hey more power to them. That’s what they love and that’s what they’re passionate about. The working for me full time and then rehearsals 6 days a week and fitting the time to write my novel it’s just so time consuming haha but I’m happy! This is a wonderful experience.
In other news my allergies are on the fritz. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. It’s warm but everything is growing and pollen is flying everywhere. My eyes constantly burning and watering. My nose is always running and my throat is kinda raw. I’m ready for Summer so we can pass all that. Okay I just wanted to vent with the allergies as someone is mowing the lawn right now next to the window.
Thanks for the support everyone I hope you find my blogs entertaining 🙂
Yesterday was my first rehearsal for the show. It was an experience. We pulled up and parked the car and walked up to the studio and opened the door. The heat whipped me right in the face. I swear it had to be like 95 degrees in the green room and we were forced to stay there for a good 15 mins along with a group of about 30 people. I thought I was going to die. Finally the door opened to the rehearsal room and we all piled in and this room was much cooler (thank God). Every chair was lined up in rows and that was for the ensemble. The chairs in the middle which were shaped like a square, were for the main actors. Our chairs all had folders on them with our names on them so we took a seat and waited for whatever was going to happen next. The director came out and said to us “you need to move your chairs so you can form around the actors” and so we did. After that was finished we sat down and we had to go around the room and introduce ourselves. Then the readings began, now I forgot to mention the asst. director came up to us and assigned some of us parts for the play just for temporary. So we’re sitting there listening to the actors do their lines and they are wonderful. Their accents are spot on and it seemed like they were doing this forever.
An hour flew by and we took a break. We were told to go over to the actual theater which was literally a skip, hop, and a jump. We arrived and there are a lot of people there. There was the cast, the people who run the whole thing and people off the street that dedicate their lives to seeing the shows and meeting the cast. They call this the meet and greet and it was very interesting. I didn’t even know that these things exist. I’m talking to people and it’s enjoyable, I have a glass of wine which made it a little more enjoyable. Then all of a sudden they tell us to go inside the theater and take a seat. The director says a few words and then we’re told to stand up and stand in front of the stage. We had to introduce ourselves to everyone which I was little nervous about but I managed. We did a Q & A session where the crowd could ask questions. 10 minutes later we went back to the rehearsal studio and sat down reading the rest of the script. I’m waiting for my turn to speak and the part never comes. I’m thinking what the hell, I thought they gave us a part. But no nothing of the sort. I was kind of pissed because I sat there for all that time and nothing. I wasn’t expecting a huge part or anything but it was almost like what am I even doing here then. It felt kind of pointless. I guess I’ll find out what happens tonight. We actually have to meet with a dialect coach because we have to learn a British accent. Don’t worry tomorrow I will continue and tell you the details of this experience. I really want to share with all of you.
9 o’clock finally came and we were allowed to depart. I was happy to finally getting out of there, I think I was freaking out all the way home to my mom. Today I’m trying to remain positive and that this will last only for 6 weeks. I have to keep that in mind. It’s just taking a lot of time. Which means no yoga, working out, cleaning my house, etc. I feel like life is put on hold for now until this is over. My writing is even put on hold which I hate to even think about it. It just gives me so much pleasure but in between work and rehearsals I don’t have the time. Anyways I will talk to you all tomorrow about tonight’s adventure.
So I decided that I’m going to write about my experiences at the theatre since I never did something like this before.
Workshop part 1:
I went there full of nerves because I had no idea what to expect. I was super exhausted already from working all day and then went there at night but I had enough adrenaline running through me to pick up a car. So anyway we get there and we stand around until they tell us what to do. There is a room full of people in this so called “green room” when in reality it looks like a little living room. It has a couch and a few chairs surrounded by a yellow wall. There is a small kitchen in this room as well as a refrigerator. I was confused when they said “green room” but I guess it was a theatre thing.
They handed us a paper and we had to fill it out letting us know what our schedules were like and when we could be at the rehearsals. After that was finished we finally entered the rehearsal studio and stood there like chickens with our heads cut off. Now kind you there are about 30 of us standing around. Then the assistant director says oh please grab some chairs. Over in the corner were chairs that were stacked on top of each other and get this the back folded down. I never saw chairs like that haha. So anyway we grabbed the chairs and made a huge circle. We sat down and we listened to what the asst. director had to say which was basically explaining everything that will be going on. Then he had each one of us tell everyone our names and tell them why we were there. I explained that I drank a glass of wine and that made me get up the nerve to audition which of course everyone laughed.
After about an hour or two, the asst. director told us to get in three rows so we could do an exercise. He pulled out two chairs and had them face each other and he asked for two volunteers to come up and sit down. One person had to close their eyes and lower their head while the other person just sat there. When the asst. director snapped his fingers the person lifted their head and opened their eyes and had to say something that came right to their mind about the person. This exercise lasted for awhile and they took turns doing it. It was pretty interesting to say the least.
After that workshop 1 came to a close. I was beyond tired but excited to see where this journey was going to take me. Tomorrow I’ll talk about workshop 2.
Thanks for listening! 🙂
So maybe two weeks ago I had an audition to be in a show and I got a call back! I’m so excited, I’ve never done this before so I don’t know what to expect. I’m assuming when they say call back we have to audition again. I guess I’ll find out this weekend.
If anyone has any advice please feel free to tell me any! Like I said this is my first time ever experiencing something like this. Very excited though! Have a happy Wednesday!