Communiqué Conclusion

So, in fact, it did work out for me to work on The Box. True, it was not the role I auditioned for, or even a speaking part, but the 2nd AD on the project was very kind (and witty!) and I got some good screen time as a result. Look for me in a scene or two with scientist James Marsden in conversation with a few other folks you may recognize.

I may even post a photo or two here, too!


A Complimentary Communiqué

I've received an email message regarding my recent audition for the new Cameron Diaz thriller The Box. It reads, in part, "The director of "The Box" has finished casting speaking roles. He did make selections...of actors he's interested in seeing work as extras in a scene..." So, I now have confirmation of what I had suspected for a few weeks--I was not cast in the film for the role for which I auditioned. (And auditioned well, might I add!) However, it's quite a kind kudo (albeit indirect) that the director indicated he would like to see me work as an extra in a scene. I've indicated I'm interested in the work. Though, I don't know if it will work out.


Does it fit me to a T?

A few times, now, people have commented on this image, posted at the MBTA website and in the MBTA's Copley Station, wondering if the person in the lower left-hand corner is me. Was this a print job?, they ask. Is this you? No, this was not a formal print job. I would remember it were it so. However, it is entirely possible an MBTA employee was standing in the intersection one day, taking a photo of the future T-stop site when I happened to be walking past.

The image has been altered to appear more like a drawing, and aspects of it have clearly been tweaked. The new T-stop and sign have been added, as well. Who knows? It could very well be me in this image. I've pondered it while waiting for the green line and in some ways I am quite similar to the person in this image, despite the fact she appears to have six digits on her left hand. (I do not.) No matter--I doubt this single image, should it be me, would launch an amazing and successful performance career. As I've said before, though, stranger things have happened!


Performance paradox

This afternoon I participated in a friend's recital in which I presented Sara Teasdale's poem "War in Spring-Time". In an ironic twist of fate, the building in which the recital was being recorded was also serving as a holding area for extras in the new feature film The Box--a film I auditioned for about a month ago. I hadn't actually thought again about this audition until I saw the stream of people in 'fros, bell-bottoms and other nifty threads from ca. 1970 streaming down the hallway. Plus, there were all those printed signs taped up everywhere reading, "Holding–Extras", with "the Box" scrawled on with black marker.

It's been a month. Frankly, I'm not expecting to hear from the CD or the project, despite my "great" audition. Though, stranger things have happened in this industry! Perhaps they're running behind on casting. Perhaps I can fill a last-minute casting need for another part. Who knows?! I certainly don't.

Oh, how did the recital go? It was fabulous!


A lost dress?

Today, a good friend of mine pointed me to this 28-image online People.com photo spread, asking, "Which one is your dress?" (She recalled that I had been cast as the Scuba Bride in the upcoming Katherine Heigl/James Marsden flick 27 Dresses.) Well, I hastened to the site and scrolled through the photos, recognizing all but two of them and noting that none of them were the dress I wore.

The dress, if it can be called that, is just as noted in this EW article, "Heigl strides into a Providence coffee shop looking a little bleary-eyed. At 11 o'clock the night before, she was still on the set of 27 Dresses — in a bathing cap and tutu, with a scuba regulator in her mouth, to shoot an underwater wedding scene."

Well, after much debate, I have elected to share with you my own, personal still captured one day on the set. The only props missing from this photo? The pink goggles and fuchsia fins!

27 Dresses will be released on 11 January 2008.


Nondum perficio

These past couple of weeks I've been a-hankerin' for an audition with a well-received and highly-praised Boston-based theatre company. They're slated to produce a challenging and interesting show (which, like the theatre company, shall go unnamed for now) that is of great interest to me. And, in fact, it contains a character for which I think I would be perfect. So, heretofore, I've played by the rules.

Per the posting, I emailed a headshot and resume with a kind--but brief!--introductory message. Then, after waiting several days, I thought why not follow up? I hadn't heard anything. Perhaps the troupe had not received my email. So, I followed up, indicating that I was just writing to verify that, indeed, my materials had been received, and I attached my headshot and resume once more. For good measure.

Now, it having been at least a week since my last message, I find myself wondering do they not like me? have they already judged me without having met me? did they not receive either of the email messages I've sent? should I do something futher? There are six days until the posted audition date. I certainly don't wish to be a nuisance, however, I do think I would be ideal for this particular role and an audition certainly couldn't harm my chances at the part.

What to do?