Which monologues to audition with?

8 01 2015

I have an upcoming audition for a festival of short plays produced by a university (one that I graduated from last year). I am to prepare a monologue or possibly two, depending on time. I’m super stoked, but the only thing is that I’ve never auditioned for a play before (I did audition for a short film a few years ago), and haven’t seen or read too many so I’m not sure how to go about choosing a good monologue. If I had to prepare one, I feel like I should prepare a dramatic monologue over a comedic one.

Any suggestions?

To act or not to act?

14 10 2014

Should I get involved with next year’s Brace New Play Rites Festival? It would be an interesting experience, but at the same time, I wonder if it’s a bit too much of an undertaking. It’d be really fun to do some acting, but at the same time, I don’t really have any acting experience (unless you count the times I read parts in the playwriting class last year, and the bit parts in elementary school plays). I don’t want to say yes and then be overwhelmed later, which is partly what I’m afraid of. At the same time, you never know, right?


Winning an Emmy

28 05 2013

A few nights ago, I had a dream I was at the Emmys, which was strangely attended by all of two rows of people, mostly children. I had been nominated for an award, and I knew I was going to win. So when they called my name, I was delighted, grinning and waving like a madman on my way up to the stage, which was only feet away. With the Emmy in my hand, I thanked the cast and crew, and probably a whole bunch of other people for helping me on my journey to win the award for Best Actor in a TV movie.

Later, I sat a couple seats away from Jennifer Hudson, who had also won an award (I think we were in the same movie?) and some little girl next to me was playing with her stockings and declaring to everyone¬† how cool they were and that we should all feel them. So I felt Ms. Hudson’s stockings, and they were indeed very cool– thicker than pantyhose, yet not ugly or uncomfortable.

When I woke up, I thought it was strange I would ever win an award for acting. Not that I’m a bad actor or anything, but I never really thought about it. Now I pretend that I won an Emmy for Writing, which is helping motivate me to keep writing and develop my TV series.

Let’s see if my dream will ever come true. Acting or writing. Or any award, really.

Screwing up as an extra

31 03 2013

Was an extra today for a film called Hector and the Search for Happiness featuring Christopher Plummer and Simon Pegg.¬† Based on my experience as a PA on Smallville and how easily I manage to screw things up, I was really hoping that wouldn’t happen on set today.

You can probably guess where this is going.  Sigh.