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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photo A Day 28

I am back on track and posting on the right day again.  Have to say this is getting tedious.  But...Love this view of the Hudson walking down Christopher.

Love the little garden right outside the building the theater is in

Photo A Day 27

On my way to the New Ohio.  This is for all my Alice People out there.  (Lauren, Amy, Justin)

Of cabbages and Kings

Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo A Day 26

Had an interview here.  Not a bad little group of people.  

Photo A Day 25

It's not the greatest view, but I love that little things like this pop up on a day to day basis.  I'll turn a corner or be on a roof or a subway platform and BAM...skyline.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photo A Day 24

YES!  Let's here it for little stumbled upon bakeries.  In tripping distance from the theater.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photo A Day 23

This is the theater. The New Ohio is a beautiful little space down on Christopher Street.  Our set?  This is yet another nail in the coffin that is this theater company. This is A Doll's House. The Helmer's have money.  But apparently the decorate like college frat guys.

At least the theater is nice?

Photo A Day 22

I'm playing catch up because the theater we're rehearsing in/teching in has no signal since it's in...a basement!  So here is one a few days late.
I hate the path train.  No idea why. It's irrational. I just hate it. But one of my favorite subway/train entrances is this one down on Christopher Street:

It's just so different looking yet unassuming. And inside are these amazing murals.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo A Day 21

The first real snow that's sticking to the ground! On my way to rehearsal trudging through the powder.

Snow day!

Photo A Day 20

It's just a staircase, but this creaky staircase leads up to the American Globe where I had a callback for R&J.  Lovely people, lovely company. Fingers crossed.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photo A Day 19

Just a nice empty evening looking downtown at good ole' Chryssy.  I guess this will have some building pics in it too this here picture a day thing.

Downtoan clearness

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Photo A Day 18

Bring it home Uncle Will!  Possibly one of my favorite gifts ever. A small marble bust of the bard. He watches down on me as I memorize. And play Zelda of course.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Photo A Day 17

I love the Empire State Building.  It's like an old friend welcoming me home whenever I leave NYC.  And I love how it's always changing based on the elements. This pic doesn't do it justice, I think. But it's a drizzly day here in the city and this was my view coming out on an audition. The upper levels almost gone behind the clouds.

Empire Foggy Day In NYC Building

Monday, January 16, 2012

Photo A Day 16

SNOW!  I love snow. Don't care about your arguments against it. I loves it.  And tonight is our first official snow of 2012, and I think of this winter.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo A Day 15

I admit it. I can't help it. I'm a fan of the Kardashians. I think it's the idea of watching something just fall apart. I don't know.  So here is where I sit myself on Sunday nights.  My phone takes crappy low light pics btw.

go on. judge me.

Photo A Day 14

I didn't get lazy or forget to post. I just didn't get home last night till after 12. So figured I'd post this little jem now.  I'm in the process of building a 1:7 scale model of a proton pack from Ghostbusters.  It's how I relax between auditions and rehearsals and what not. So here ya go.

proton pack!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Photo A Day 13

Yup. That's my boy. Helping me run lines. This is the "STOP PEAKING" look I get so often when running lines with him.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo A Day 12

Oh the board at the Network. Or any rehearsal studio really.  Usually has a small group of people staring at it trying to find where they're supposed to be.  But's not that hard to decipher.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo a Day 11

There was a slight thrill when I first realized what the little green sticks at Starbucks were for.  To keep from spilling your coffee!  Thank you @SamanthaRMason

Small discoveries

A New Year, New Start. New projects

It's been a while since I've blogged for real.  The holidays have a wonderful way of zooming by and leaving these poor little blogs in a dusty cloud of emptiness.  Granted I've started my own "picture a day" aspect to this blog.  So 365 days of photos.  That'll be entertaining.  No?  It'll be nice for me to see my year in pictures in, you know. a year.

Filming out in Jersey
  So I guess I'll do a quick wrap-up of the past few months.  I had the pleasure of working with Corinne Willet on her Thesis film for SVA "Emily's Revolution."  I get to play the clearly amazing love interest.  And we filmed in some amazing areas in NJ.  There is something about filming in a Historic house that helps you get into character even more.  Not to mention sitting down and having entertaining conversations with the re-enactors who I think live in said house.  I can't be too certain, but I'm pretty sure they live the life. The majority of the filming is done.  We have one short scene left to do something this month or perhaps early next.  I'm just awaiting confirmation.

 Along with this I've been in rehearsals for a production of A Doll's house coming up at the end of the month.  Up until recently I was also in a musical  version of a "sequal" to the play, but I exercised the most important and powerful word actors have.  Yup.  "NO."

Use it.  It's an amazing word.

 Turns out, oh hindsight you ever faithful yet late friend of mine, having an actor in 2 shows running at the same time is not practical.  If it was a true repertory situation with one show running after the other...of course.  But simultaneously? no.  In all honesty my character could be plugged in during the last two final dresses and be good to go.  But I understand the importance of being at more rehearsals to put the other actor's mind at ease.  Torvald in this musical does nothing.  Literally.  Interacts with no one.  Is sung to and talks out to the audience.  So clearly we all thought this would work.  Sadly it didn't.  After working outside of the rehearsal schedule, adding rehearsals with my scene partner, meeting during our time off for the holidays and offering other options to meet out side of the apparently wasn't enough.  And after a few rational replies to some clearly stress induced written emails I was backed into a corner and pretty much given an ultimatum.  Either be at a rehearsal and screw over my other cast, or drop out.  So in the best interest of both shows, casts, directors...I quit.  Yup.  I said No. Dropped out of this musical and am able to focus solely focus on the play.  Which is filled with amazing actors working so incredibly hard. I've been getting tired apologizing for not being completely off-book to the rest of the cast because I've been trying to memorize two scripts that are similar yet full of different cuts.

Ahh.  Breathe.  My mentor would be proud.  Which makes me know I made the right choice to opt to take the "re-cast" option.

And in AMAZINGLY AWESOME news that I'm so very proud to announce, 25 Cents for Love has been accepted to the Macon Film Festival in Georgia.  Not only have we been accepted to the festival, but we are an Official Selection!
That's a damn shiny Laurel, no?
I cannot be prouder of the cast and crew.  It's a sweet little film and I love that we're starting to get noticed for all the hard work we put into this.  Fingers crossed that all goes well in Feb.  Anyone who wants to support us anymore and donate plane fare or sky miles...let me know.  We'd love to have a physical presence at the festival....just sayin'.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photo A Day 10

This is just a fun shot in an almost empty subway car...a rare another train passes.  I love NY

Trains Passing

Monday, January 9, 2012

Photo A Day 9

Really, this is all I have to say.

Steak 'n Shake...In midtown...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photo A Day 8

It's been a week.  Check that out for following through so far.  And In honor of a week, here is a cell phone pic of the moon.  The cloud cover was spotty and amazing and this picture doesn't do it justice.  Also, way to go neighbors for lasting past little Christmas with the lights.

Moon Over Parad...NY.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photo A Day 7

Recording with Aural Stage Studios and Final Rune Productions from the comfort of my own home and pj's.  And Clown nose in the back ground.  V.O. truly lets you work from home! (granted, this was before I had to move to the closet for better sound and less echo)

Tiny Home Studio

Friday, January 6, 2012

Photo A Day 6

Rehearsal picture time!  Here we are kinda, going through a scene for A Doll's House coming up this Winter.  Yeah, it's not that exciting of a picture, but it's my view in rehearsal.

A Doll's House Rehearsal

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Photo A Day 5

My desk.  Where all the craziness happens.  I guess this is my office in a way.  My google music playing on my computer and way too much clutter.  I could name everything there, but there is just so much.  This is what I look at every day full of memories and my personal gods and inspiration.  It's just such an organized mess.

Feel free to try to identify all the random things I stare at everyday

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Photo A Day 4

So today's photo has nothing to do with acting. More so with my neighborhood.  People can rail against the holidays and the haters and talk about how much they, well, hate NY because it's a city.  Can you get any more home towny than Christmas lights strung across the streets as a beacon to you on your way home?
Our Tow it ain't

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Photo A Day 3

Today's picture is brought to you by 8 p.m. cappuccino.  Sure I'll be up all night, but I have lines lines lines, and  Thank you cards are HERE!  The thank you cards for 25 Cents for Love. Slowly gathering signatures.

Coffee and thank you cards. (Yes that's mickey wearing a top hat on my mug)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Photo A Day 2

Day 2 and I'm leaving rehearsal in Astoria only to walk out to  grave yard of Christmas Trees. This was just the beginning of a whole block full of sad dead trees.
Where the Christmas trees go to die...the curb

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Photo A Day 1

So this year I've decided to implement a photo a day aspect to my blogging adventure.  So here we go.
Day one, working on lines for two shows coming up.  A Doll's House and the flop musical, A Doll's Life.
2 scripts and one pad to write lines out