Monday, May 21, 2012

Actors Access

I've got to sing the praises of Actors Access. It's an online casting service that allows actors to check out some of the Breakdown Services, which are usually granted to agents and managers only.

Actors Access gives performers the ability to check out some casting calls for film, TV, and Theatre. It's a great service! You can post 2 pics and a resume for free, and if you want to submit for a project, it costs $2, or it's much more cost-effective to pay the annual fee, which also provides access to, which is really handy when you need sides.

I've been a member of this site for a few years, and it never ceases to amaze me how often I've gotten a gig or audition from it.

In fact, tomorrow I have an audition for a show I submitted for months ago! They had a reading and are revisiting the lead role, so they came back to me. Very cool!

Actors Access also has incredibly helpful columns by casting directors, Bonnie Gillespie and Mark Sikes. MAJOR words of wisdom!

Check it out! ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jaws the Musical

It's been a while since I've blogged! Just been too busy with classes and life and starting rehearsals for "Jaws the Musical." You heard me right: Jaws the Musical. It's a half hour sketch comedy pop-rock musical that has the zaniness of SNL combined with heart-felt humor like Avenue Q.

The writer, Wayne Henry and I worked on a show together a few years ago called "Johnny on a Spot." It was a very fun play from the '40s, and our characters were the comic relief. We never shared a scene together, though, so every time we'd meet backstage we'd say, "We have to do a show together - where we're onstage at the same time!"

Along came JAWS the Musical.

Wayne wrote the show for the Strawberry One Act Festival a few years ago, and it was very well-received, so he's putting it back "out there" (just when you thought it was safe) to see how other theatre-goers respond.

We've had a lot of great response so far. The title alone seems to get people excited! And it's a really fun show. We start performances next month, running in theatres and comedy clubs throughout NY and NJ. I'll keep ya posted on dates and places.