In Acting on March 6, 2014 at 11:39 am
I joined Actors’ Equity Association last week in a way that I thought at the time was super-secret and only members knew about. Turns out, it’s right there on the website!
I had known, both from my time working for AEA and what I had learned about the union in college, that the way you got into Equity was by getting an Equity contract, meaning getting cast in a show and being offered a piece of paper to sign saying they’d pay you to do it. The coveted “brass ring” for stage actors. Then get all the perks and the magic and chorus girls and champagne…! So anyway, the only way to get a contract, is to get hired from an audition. And a lot of times, the only way to audition is to already be in the union. It’s a bit of a catch-22, but there are ways to do it. Perseverance mostly, or a willingness to travel out of town and audition locally for regional shows. But there’s also another way.
In About Me, Blogging on January 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm
I want to be writing more this year. I’ve already started a new play which I’ve got about six scenes of at the moment but need to type up. Also, I want to produce more content for my You Tube page. Once Fancy Computer is finished, I’ll be able to actively commit time to working on those projects. Also, with the new job I’m hoping that I’ll be able to free up my schedule a little bit.
We have fun stuff planned for the podcast and I have a few projects in talks with a few different people. It’s shaping up to be a productive winter (as much as the weather will allow) and I’m looking forward to being busy again.
In Blogging, Television on November 7, 2013 at 2:43 am
This will contain spoilers for the current season. If you haven’t already given up on this show (like me) but aren’t caught up, read no further. Unless you don’t really care, then read all the further.