Raining & Pouring
I've had a smattering of auditions over the past few days, and have remembered one thing I really do love about it- running into people I know! This city really does just seem like a small town sometimes, it's gotten to the point where I EXPECT to see people I know anywhere and everywhere. It makes it feel a lot more like a community and less like we're struggling through it all on our own. In any case - in the past 6 days I've auditioned for two short films, one play, five commercials, and two agents(at meet & greets). They all went reasonably well. Although I do feel that I tend to under-prepare for film auditions, just because I have a hard time really knowing when I'm ready. So I'm aware of that level of self-sabotage that I constantly inflict on myself.
Turns out I booked the play, and am currently on first refusal for one of the commercials. My agent auditions went very well, thought you can never know how that will turn out.
Most importantly though, is the role in the play....
He's kind of a by-the-seat-or-your-pants guy, the kind of guy who just wants to 'have fun and not worry about where it's going.' When I came in for the callback, I actually felt like I really understood him, because I've been him. But this is so ground breaking because up until now, this is the part I think I am right for and never book. These actually will be the first romantic scenes with a woman I've played in new york in front of a sizable audience. Because I always get cast as the gay guy, or the best friend, or the alcoholic, or the damaged guy. Really what I'm saying is, I have like three or four make out scenes in this play. So this girl better be cute. Good thing actors are almost always good kissers. Seriously, it's true.