Rehearsals are going fantastically for Brothers Beckett! We've been laughing until our sides hurt most nights (which is a wonderful problem to have). The cast is so energetic and upbeat that I look forward to going every night, even knowing that parking will be a nightmare in the area. Speaking of parking, the other day is took me a solid 40 minutes to find a place to leave my car! Thank goodness I always try to show up crazy early!
Right now my efforts are torn between marketing (gotta fill those seats!), soliciting reviews (already have a few coming!), and pushing the IndieGoGo campaign (gotta pay for the show!). Then there's the whole day job thing to worry about. Plus I'm dancing in Vaudezilla's show this Saturday night. I'm certainly not complaining about any of this, I love to be busy, but my time sure seems to fly away lately.
I do find it interesting that as I'm buckling down hashing out tech schedules with all parties of the show, emailing with reviewers, hunting down props, et all, it's also the time I need to be hunting for auditions and the next show. It's amazing how quickly all of this flies by and how easy it is for things to pass you by. Certainly don't want to miss an opportunity! Time to send out more headshots :)
I totally meant to post this a few days ago and time got away from me. I've been very busy at work for my next theatrical venture! Are you ready for this?
I'm happy to announce I am the new Marketing Manager for Black Fox Theatre! Black Fox is a young theatre company with great taste and a lot of excitement. I'm so very happy to be part of the team and am doing lots of work to help them be everything they can (I've already booked an event for them as far out as September with shows already planned into October!). It has been humbling and exhilarating to be working with them. Plus, check out the website I made them! www.BlackFoxTheatre.com
This past Monday we held auditions for their production of Brother's Beckett (which I'll tell you all about at a later date) and the amount of talent in this city is absolutely fantastic. We had a blast and laughed so very much! Then callbacks showed just how many amazing ways this show could be done. The cast we went with is going to be wonderful and (what I think may be the coolest part) is not at all what I pictured when I read the script but now that I've seen what they can do, I don't even remember what I'd pictured any more.
Every actor should sit on the opposite side of the casting table at least once. You really do root for every performer to blow your mind. You really do want them all. The decisions are actually tough. What's more is that you adore their excitement and it only fuels yours even more. There are so many non-acting things I didn't even realize I was taking into consideration while we were casting. Personalities that showed through before and after the scenes, the ways the people interacted with one another. Absolutely fascinating.
Tonight is another night of Alone Together and we've already sold out two of the performances we have left. If you haven't already bought tickets, you're running out of chances!
Megan is an actress in the Los Angeles area. These are her adventures!