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Defying Gravity

Plans for the weekend falling into place. Bonus: I don't have to swipe the car and leave brainiacfive stranded all day Saturday! I do have to spend 3 1/2 hours in transit on Metra up to spend Friday night with BigBabyBrother and Sister-in-Law-To-Be, which is okay because (a) I'm going to record my monologue and the audition side on my Zen for memorization purposes (since I haven't memorized either yet!), and (b) I missed SiLTB's shower last weekend for the Elisir matinee.

I realize I'm at least slightly insane for schlepping clear up to Milwaukee for this thing, but it is so utterly up my alley and would be SO MUCH FUN. (Do I get extra points for that? No, seriously. It should count! And hey, the mindset worked out last time...)

Meanwhile, there's been a slew of possibilities in the Chi breakdowns on actors access this past week, including one I just submitted for that will have me busy Sunday if I hear back from them. Bonus: these guys listed it as filming in Bartlett (very close to home) and Villa Park (location of Office of Doom). Also, you will note, up my alley. (It's been three months. I'm totally recovered from being tired of washing dried stage blood out of my hair.) They want me. They know they do. ;->

Pondering next week's Wicked chorus call. On the one hand, there's the "third time's the charm" theory. On the other, Equity members will be seen first. :: mourns Eligible Performer program yet again :: Thinking I'll probably hold out for the next open call instead.

Tonight, meanwhile, off to amilyn's to watch her six-year-old watch Much Ado About Nothing. Since she apparently jammed on Hamlet (!!!) last week, I can't miss this. Then home to pack an overnight bag for the trip up to Wisconsin, as there will be zero time to do so tomorrow due to the intersection of work and train schedules.

*whew* Keep on movin'...

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quasievil_bunny
Feb. 14th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Break a leg!
wiliqueen
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
maiac
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite Shakespeare movies. Denzel Washington in leather pants!
wiliqueen
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
And such a bittersweet Don Pedro! You just want to take him home and cuddle him when everyone dances off and leaves him behind alone...

Of course, every time I watch it I want to play Beatrice again. It was such an amazing privilege the first time, but I was 25 and stupid and want to do it with what I know now!
darkmagess
Feb. 15th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
What does it take to be part of Equity?
wiliqueen
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Getting hired in an Equity house. There's the Equity Membership Candidate program, in which you earn points for certain apprenticeships or internships, which takes pretty much forever. Or you can strike it incredibly lucky and actually get in and get cast at an open call.

They used to have "Eligible Performer" status, which you could get if you had worked for a certain number of weeks in a non-Equity theatre at a certain pay level, and some other requirements. I had one of the very last cards issued in 1997, about a week before they did away with the program. So I was able to go to Equity auditions with the same priority as members for a year, until it expired. That was the Year Of Banging My Head Against A Brick Wall In New York.
sherron0
Feb. 15th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
girl, you make me tired just reading about your activities! Keep up the energy AND the mindset.
wiliqueen
Feb. 15th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
{{{ hugs }}} Thanks!
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