Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One Step at a Time

I have been taking acting classes at Bay Area Acting Studio for well over a year now and I can honestly say that I can see a huge difference from when I first started until now. I have grown immensely. Every time I do a new scene, it feels more and more authentic. My first instinct is no longer to put on a great performance for those watching, but to focus on my scene partner and really put myself in my imaginary circumstance and feel what is happening in the scene. I listen to the words my partner is saying rather than anticipating my own lines. Surely I have evolved from the beginning days of "Your shirt is blue" and so on.

Last night I finally was able to have the scheduled meeting with my acting coach Christy English Wioncek. She is truly inspiring and definitely has pushed me to be the best actor I can be. Our original meeting was rescheduled and then rescheduled again. Unfortunately, luck was not on my side as there was a problem with the calender and she had no idea that we were scheduled for a meeting last week. I was frustrated at that point, but really, what can you do? So I let out my frustration and had a sense of humor about the whole debacle. Last night when we sat down to discuss things, I was more than relieved. We talked about my progress, what I am working on, and where I am going. I now have a little road map of what I need to do to get to where I want to be.

Now that my headshots are retouched and printed, my next item of business is submitting to San Francisco agencies. Luckily for me, I have acting experience and modeling experience. I'm hoping it will increase my chances of landing an agent and getting some commercial and print work. If I can do that, I'll be making even more progress and I'll be getting PAID. During our meeting, I told Christy I would have my envelopes sent out to the top six agencies here in the Bay Area by Friday. It's Tuesday already, so I definitely have some work to do! I'm not stressed and I'm not planning on procrastinating. Really though, who ever plans to procrastinate? So Friday is my deadline and I will be working to get things together to send out when the mailman comes that morning. After that I'll be crossing my fingers, holding my breath, saying some prayers, and sending good thoughts out into the universe in hopes that I hear back from at least one agency wanting to meet with me. I'm secretly hoping for 3. Well, I guess that's not much of a secret anymore!

So think positive thoughts for me in the coming weeks!


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