I wrote them all down on the back of the timetable I made for myself. At this moment I will deal only with Tuesday.
I was a hair model this morning/afternoon - not something I've ever entertained doing before but I found it on craigslist and they called me and who am I to turn things down? I showed up at 9.30 this morning ready to be hair and makeupped...and sat around waiting for a long time as the hair and makeup people were late. It's a company that makes extensions and wigs from real human hair, very in demand as a higher quality alternative to synthetic hair. They are purchased for extensions, wigs, weaves, hairpieces - and the company also donates hair to victims of burns, cancer, alopecia etc. So it's for a very good cause, the women running the show today were lovely and it was quite an experience for me. I was very alarmed at the amount of makeup that was plastered on my face - the artist was great, she did fantastic work on all the other girls, but I know my face well and I also know that a very heavy dark winged eye plus a dark red lip plus heavy contouring and colouring is a bad combination - at best, street walker - at worst, drag queen. After a while I got used to it and it just felt and looked like heavy dance show makeup which I'm more accustomed to - but when I first saw my made-up face I wanted to tell the artist she was crazy and that putting that much heavy dark colour on a very fair girl is not a good idea. But, whatevs. It is all for the resume experience and practice.
|See what I mean? Crikey|
Hmph. Made it through though, and immediately ran to the nearest chemist to buy makeup remover wipes and scrubbed my face like fury, as I had two auditions to go to neither of which required the Las Vegas showgirl look.
I'm going to do the thing you're not supposed to do and say - NAILED IT!
Two good auditions, two happy panels, one delighted Tessa. I really think half the battle of this audition biz is finding the people that 'get' you. I always sort of suspected that people casting for summer seasons of multiple shows would not get me. People casting for one-off reimagined dance pieces do, as we have seen. And it seems that people casting original works in independent downtown Manhattan theatres about dystopian future societies and Goddesses - those people get me too. Who woulda thunk it. We'll see what happens re scheduling etc. No matter what I know I hit my stride with these folks today. Everybody gets a win after a string of loses - and BOY did I have a lose over the weekend which I will detail in the near future.
Love and peacexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
PS I am 23 in ONE WEEK!