Working for Luck
As an added bonus, I got several bites from agents and directors in the audience. So now I'm in the follow-up process. Calling them back. Emailing to introduce myself. Sending thank you notes (because seriously, I'm grateful to everyone who was able to attend -- especially the day after a holiday).
I was lucky to have people interested in me. And now my job is to work hard to keep that luck alive.
Yesterday, my class met with an NYC casting agent. She was lovely and gave some great advice (including that she doesn't think my headshot accurately reflects how interesting I am). And she made me realize just how close I am to having to go out into the world on my own.
Showcase did one strange thing to me. My class arrived in NYC as a unit. We were an ensemble. We were a team. We were exactly what we've worked so hard to become. But as we left, we left as individuals, each having different results. It feels awkward. It feels lonely. I've spent three years with this support system, fighting through the highs and lows with this cluster of other people around me. It's been a long time since I've had to focus on just me.
Wish me luck.
(Photo credit: Gabriel Hernandez)