Thank you to everyone for your Happy Birthday wishes!
I was sad to see that my spectacularly talented colleague and friend, Van Dirk Fisher, has passed away, but I'm happy that Tim and I were able to be there for his memorial service. Van was the creator of the Riant Theatre (Riant is French for 'joyful, exuberant,' which I feel is such a fitting way to describe Van as a person), and through his theatre he created the renowned Strawberry One Act Festival and the Jocunda Music, Film, & Theatre Festival. Thank you for being my friend while you were here, Van. Tim and I are sending so much love to your family.
On Saturday, 10/30, I am getting to play Margot Lane in a theatre production of The Shadow at the Actors Guild Hall. I and my fellow cast-mates would love to see all of you there! Here are the details:
Actors Guild Hall
1 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
"Never, ever quit on yourself if it's something you believe in." - Uzo Aduba
I have a shoot next week! Also had a great audition yesterday.
For right now, though, Major Buttons wants to play hide-and-seek, so that's what we'll do!
"In creating any kind of art at this scale it can feel a lot like baking a cake in the dark. You can have all the right ingredients but in the end you really don’t know how it will come out." - Ashley Romans
I have another audition for this coming week and another shoot for the next one! I also just made brownies. I'd say that makes for a good end of this week and good starts for the next two!
"I love my characters. I play them with 100% honesty; there's no holding back. I understand where they are coming from." - Michael Kenneth Williams
I had an awesome audition! Now I'm gearing up for an awesome shoot, which will of course be a blast. Even so, it's going to be a challenge to keep myself awake an upright for a bit after the HIIT class I just did at the gym, which has turned my arms into Jello.😐 #gymfun
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place and crash through the glass ceiling." - Gina Torres
I've been booked to act in three scenes! We shoot in the next two weeks. It feels really good to have upcoming acting work!
"As an actor, I've given up judgment of evil, as long as it's human evil - we have to see ourselves for what we really are, and we're capable of horrific things."
- John Carroll Lynch
I have an audition I'm really excited about! I'm also really tired. Should make for some good dreams😊
"I was so determined. It was something crucial to my life." - Kate Winslet
I know I'm a day late, but I'm at least happy I'm not missing another week. I'm just feeling a little overextended at the moment. Thanks for bearing with me, everyone❤
"The happily ever after comes after you've done the work." - Viola Davis
I missed last week's edition! Dropped the ball on that one, but I'm back.
Last week's schedule was a little hectic, just as this week's is. I had a show on Monday and Tuesday at 353 Studios. It was so much fun! It's good to be doing theatre again. On top of that, I've started training to be an EMT.
Now I need to just breathe.
"I'm kind of ADD in the sense where it I start liking something, I'll just learn it to the absolute max."
I have another rehearsal for the show I'm in at the end of August and am getting ready for another path I'm starting that goes hand-in-hand with my acting career. More on both to come!
"I remember there was a script that I read that I loved, and my agent told me, "They went after Amy Adams, and she's not doing it." And I said, "I'll do it!" And he was like, "They love you, but they're going to Natalie Portman." "Oh, right." There's always another."
- Regina Hall
I'm shooting new scenes today, have a rehearsal in a few days, and have a show on the 30th and 31st of this month. Great things ahead, which help me keep a positive perspective!
"Don't give up on yourself. So you make a mistake here and there; you do too much or you do too little. Just have fun. Smile. And keep putting on lipstick." - Diane Keaton
Redefining "cool" on a daily basis