No Time to Write!
Since we last left our hero, she's been crazy busy between table reads, shoots, shows, and side jobs. I've also been spending quite a bit of time volunteering. But lets start from the beginning.
Table Reads I've been helping a few writers hear their work aloud. There are some seriously wonderful ideas out there right now. From one woman shows, to a group of adjunct professors, to friends on the road one as one last hurrah. I adore getting to dive into so many characters and bring new life to people's creations!
Shoots I spent a week recently filming a pilot for a new series wherein my character and two of her friends/roommates open a restaurant in their home. It's a hairbrained comedy that has been so wonderful to work on. We end up laughing after nearly every take and the whole team has been brilliantly creative and fun to work with. I also was chatting with our food stylist between shots and found out she worked on the original Jurassic Park!
Had a few fun photoshoots where I played part photographer too! A couple friends needed new headshots and character shots so I was happy to help out. It also meant I got to play too. Caught a few fun ones of me with my Monster even!
Shows Spent the last few months performing Charlotte's Web with the Sierra Madre Playhouse to over 3,000 students mostly ranging from 2-4 grade. It was a special treat for us as actor too because we had talkbacks after every performance and most of the questions were surprisingly thought provoking. I played a slew of characters from Narrator to Gander to President of the Fair, Reporter, Kid at the fair, Uncle's Owner, Edith, and a few others. It was definitely a fun character changing challenge as the show itself was only about an hour long. The cast and crew were a dream to work with though and I can't wait for the next one!
Side Jobs I've been lucky to have work as a barista and ticket taker during slower spells (not that this is exactly a slow spell... but my car just died so I now am the happy owner of many car payments), The recent events I've been taking tickets at were MMA fights and for some reason, the people I've met during those are ridiculously kind and giving. While waiting for the doors to open the other week, one of the security guys just stopped at our table and dropped off horchata. Purely because he could!
I also got to play photographer for my friend who had a beautiful baby boy last month. I caught this shot of him the afternoon after he was born. <3
Volunteering I adore the place I volunteer. It's an exotic animal rescue that takes in anything and everything from wolf hybrids to cavies to monkeys to kookaburras. I'll just give you a gallery of some of my favorite shots I've gotten over the past six months there!
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Megan is an actress in the Los Angeles area. These are her adventures!