Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Very Last One.

No, not the last blog post. My last semester of college. That's what we're talking about.

I can't believe it's already here. I feel like so much time has passed, and yet, almost no time at all. At the same time.

I've made the decision to move to New York after the summer. I visited over the winter break and it just felt right. I'm very excited. But the prospects of making and saving enough money to move there is just a little daunting. I've got one job at the moment, which gives me about $260 a month. Take that times 5 and you've got $1300. So I've got quite a bit to go before I can say hello to a new home.

I just auditioned this week for the school's production of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"and it was one of my best auditions. I felt confident and I made choices that I don't think I would've made prior to the monologue class I took last semester. I thought outside of the box and I took risks. I received a callback, but I don't think I made big enough choices in my reading. I did not get cast, but I realized how much progress I've made in my audition techniques since the beginning of the year. Good things.

Upcoming Auditions:
-Midwest Theatre Auditions
-Stages (St. Louis)

Both are for summer, paid positions and both are happening in St. Louis. I'm hoping to come out of Midwest with a few job offers. I'm not participating in the dance portion, but I feel like that is a good choice because I do not consider myself primarily a dancer and from what I've heard, the dance portion is advanced.

Currently I'm trying to finalize my song choice. I've found my monologue and I'm in love with it, so I'm excited to have some fun at these auditions.

Right now, I'm just so ready to absorb and take everything I can from these last few months. I want to continue to let go of my own judgements of myself and go forth in class with confidence. I want to volunteer myself for in class demonstrations and take risks. I want to fail while it's still okay to fail without costing you much. I want to learn as much about myself in school while I can. I'm looking forward to this semester.

Here we go.

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