Thursday, March 15, 2012
There is a Smokehouse in Orlando called 4Rivers and it is HEAVENLY! They have the most incredible Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding (but watch out because they rotate between the krispy creme and a bananas foster bread pudding. The bananas foster pales in comparrison.)
I brought a couple of my castmates for lunch yesterday and began spreading the gospel of bread pudding. Lives were changed.
Brandon went with corn. He regretted it.
Why yes, I had two servings... and I didn't share.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Today we began rehearsals for our next show. I think this is going to be a blast. It's my last show in Florida before my contract ends. I can't believe these nine months are almost over. I'm grateful for a new show and all the adventures I'm sure it will bring!
Did I mention I still have to perform 8 shows this week (romeo&juliet and Cymbeline), in addition to at least 6hrs of rehearsal each evening? Oh yah, that too. :)
I only have one day off each week.
Things I like to do on my day off:
This past Monday I decided to indulge and cook something healthy. I roasted up some
veggies (sweet potatoes and beets), made a legit cous-cous salad (with tomatoes, zucchini, feta cheese, fresh basil and salt-free chicken stock.)
One of my favorite things in the world to eat: BEETS!!!
Plus, I like the clean up job after I'm done peeling... I know this sounds silly, but it always makes me feel like I'm cleaning up after a murder scene. It may look gross, but it always yields a tasty and healthy result.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
There is an arts school in Orlando called Full Sail. They produce a whole lot of student films each year. I have been wanting to do more on camera work for my demo reel so I looked at the Full Sail Casting facebook page to see if they had anything coming up. Turns out yesterday were their open calls for a number of upcoming short films.
I had a couple hours break between Stage Combat class and our evening performance of Cymbeline and thought.... WHY NOT!?
I ran home and took a quick shower and threw on a cute but comfy outfit and went on my merry way. I found the casting area with a fair amount of ease. I signed up to audition for four films, but because of time I only ended up auditioning for three. Here's the run down of the characters I played:
#1: A super bubbly and ditsy blond (typical)
#2: A post-apocalyptic immortal trying to save her love who is mortal
#3: An elementary school teacher and mother who is trapped in an abusive marriage
GUESS WHAT?! I am backstage for Romeo & Juliet as we speak. I looked at my phone and I had a voicemail. I have been offered the lead role in FACADE! We film next month :) Looks like character #3 it is! Happy Day!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
So I have been working on my stage combat certification. Tomorrow is the test day! YIKES!! I'm actually pretty proud with how our fight has turned out. You get the exclusive treat of being able to watch a run of the fight from this morning.
Friday, March 9, 2012
With my large amounts of free time I seem to find backstage I have developed an addiction:
They are 15-20 minute inspirational/ motivational messages delivered by people all over the world.
The thing I love the most about Ted Talks is this:
You give a person the platform to speak to millions and they are going to treat that time like gold. It is in those 15-20min. you will taste the very essence of who that person is. What they believe their purpose to be. Where their priorities lie. How they believe they can change the world. Even if I don't agree with everything they say, I love the passion, heart and story within every TED talk I've watched.
Here are my top 3 picks, thus far. Let me know what your favorite is. I've still got another 8 performances with about 90mins of downtime during each. I'll take all the suggestions I can get!