Tantalizing Speech

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Day 2 of auditioning

So today was a new day, and new actors came which made me feel delightfully spontaneous so I whipped it out!!! The script that is, I was not going to show the script until I had finished but I needed to know what it actually sounded like, because I could finish it, then have people read it and end up hating it... So it was a good learning experience for me... To hear my words spoken, not exactly how I had envisioned, yet knowing that other interpretations may work just as well was an interesting thing to watch on stage... Yesterday I had not planned on having the actors do the whole story thing on stage until I saw how the cold reads were going... After seeing their monologues, and cold reads of the other plays I knew what they could do with material given to them... Cold reads are not at the top of my list when it comes to auditioning people, because I would rather see what they could do when prepared... So what other way to hear some great all natural acting, then asking someone to tell you a story, I mean the emotions are there for they lived it... I figured that since my play is dialogue driven, I would just see how well a story could be told by them; center stage, alone, and off guard, not knowing what to expect next, while meeting some other qualifications of mine without even knowing it... To see their natural instincts on stage, by telling a true life story helped me get an idea of their personalities, and where and how far they go when it comes to heightened emotions, or in extreme situations, which helped me do a little bit of the "oh she would be good here, or he isn't so good for this like I thought he would be" ... Now I must narrow the field and see just who I want and hope that the other fabulous directors do not want them as well...

Monday, January 30, 2006

And the auditions go on!!!!

I was not sure if you wanted me to leave a post or just another comment after yours dear Sean sir, so i guess i will do both... For my one act, i need strong story tellers... so i decided that instead of a cold read i would make them go onstage, and tell a story of something that has happened to them in the past year or so... I was looking for the naturalness of it, the truthfulness, and of course if one messed up or stumbled that they could pick it up with ease... I told them to do the story again with something going on, such as one just has received a call that they were fired, or that they had just attended a funeral, or that they forgot to take their prosac and are in the midst of an emotional breakdown... I just wanted to see how they would react to the unusual circumstances, because my script has a lot of unusual circumstances, and i needed to see how they gave off emotion while telling a story, and setting a clear goal... I may have a scene where someone is telling a normal story but they are frantic, because of some trauma... i need to know how far i can take the script that is still in the works... if that makes any sense... Ok i had mispelled it on purpose but when you asked me about it it started bothering me, because i have a real thing about not spelling words right... so thanks alot sir!!! Lol

Satire to interest the uninterested

So i have decided that my life "in a nutshell" is as follows: I am obsessed with film, have nothing but infatuation when concerning theatre, and i like tennis and boys...
Can't you wait to hear more?