I’ve got to be able to weather wonderful highs and discouraging lows in order to stick with it.
I’ve had lead roles in Bay Area theatre in The Clean House by Sara Ruhl and Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez. I played the narrator in a rock opera. I’m very active doing cold reads and staged readings for Bay Area playwrights groups including Playwrights Center of San Francisco and Playground at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. I’ve also gotten parts in a number of web series and small films.
Books by Uta Hagen.
Being a member of The Studio at this school has been enormously helpful to me. It’s given me a place to work on auditions, experiment creatively and keep working to improve my acting technique.
devoted to bringing the real humanity of life to the stage.
not to act.
Work hard and take all the advice your given to the max…even if you don’t agree with it.
That I needed to be more considerate of everyone I deal with in an acting context.
Having to do so much work…on auditions and parts…alone.
with a group of people I’ve really bonded with.
not being able to work on outside acting projects.
I really don’t have to be good.
My old acting habits.
try less to perform well.
Me talking about my slaves, when a fellow actor and I were eating at a restaurant in Oakland doing a history for a scene set in the civil war. I was supposed to be a slave owner and I was yammering on about them as my partner watched the diverse restaurant patrons react to my racist rap.
cleaning silver plates.
don’t know that I had one.
No. I’ve chosen not to because I don’t want to do commercials.
I’ve enjoyed trying different takes and accents with the same audition piece and have been able to use them for different plays that way.
I start every audition listening to a rap about how I really don’t need this part and don’t want to “be good.”
A good awareness of the realities of the Acting Biz.
I wouldn’t want to predict.
I really wouldn’t want to predict.
I’ve proved to myself that I can actually get out there and get cast. Before the training, I just wouldn’t put myself out there.
I’ve also decided I need to rely less on getting parts in other people’s plays and need to generate more of my own work if I’m going to be satisfied creatively.
I’ve realized that parts for older women are few and far between. I’ve also gotten kind of tired of the casting mill. Have had a lot of getting to callbacks but not getting cast.
It’s important for a director not to keep changing their concept of the character. Directors need to be kind.
I wouldn’t want to predict.
Robert De Niro
Maria in West Side Story.
I did my first Hamlet soliloquy
I don’t let age hold me back.
I judge myself too harshly.
I could play younger parts.
Too many to choose just one.
turn to my husband.
more common than people realize it is.