Monday, June 21, 2010

My Inbox

With so few ways to really measure your successes and progress in this business, it’s important to celebrate all of the moments, big or small, which do in fact indicate that you are on your way… that you’re in the game… that you have a career.

I realized one of these moments today when I noticed that I had three emails in a row in my inbox that were from directors of different projects I am working on or was recently cast in (an indie low-budg feature, a short, and a webseries). It felt really good to see those three emails all together, this little screenshot of my progress. I gave myself a moment to take it in. To celebrate it. Yes, I am working on my career. Yes, I am castable. Yes, I am actually an actor!

It’s so important to pat yourself on the back every step of the way (because if you don’t, no one else will… people outside of this career path just ask “So what have you been in? Anything I’ve seen?” and everyone in it knows it doesn’t necessarily work that way). We don’t have a simple corporate ladder to climb, steady salary increases or fancy new job titles every few years. For us, it’s kind of all over the place so progress is hard to measure. We got to dig a little deeper. Today, it came in the form of my inbox.

(Cross-posted at

Monday Night ForePlays - Video Sheez

The June show of PianoFight's Monday Night ForePlays, "SummHER Lovin'," has been racking up the love left and right. Last week, came by to get the lowdown on Monday nights at PianoFight:

Then, on Wednesday of last week, PianoFight's female fueled "SHEketch" comedy took the stage at The Independent as part of WomenROCK. Special thanks to Bernadette and Ziva for putting together one hell of a show. Below is video of "Clitoris: The Musical," by MNF's Nicole Hammersla, as performed at The Independent:

You can see "Clitoris: The Musical" live on stage as part of "SummHER Lovin'" tonight and Next Monday at PianoFight, and watch out for the all new July show of Monday Night ForePlays, "HottHER Than July" running every Monday of next month.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Even When You Make It, You Don't Make It

We all know this business is tough. Yeah, and the sky is blue. Not asking for sympathy, just sayin’…

It’s hard enough to get an audition.

Then to give a GOOD audition.

Then to get a callback.

Then to give a GOOD audition, again.

Then to get the call that you got the part! (wahoo! but don’t get excited just yet…)

Then to hold on to that part. (They went a different direction, the funding fell through, no more movie.. etc)

Then to get to the actual filming of it. (but, hold on, we’re not there yet…)

And then, to get your scene, your part to be a part of the final product. (how often do scenes get left on the cutting room floor)?

And then, if you get all of that… but then for the film to actually get completed and for you to see the result of allll your heard work in getting there!......
(for full post go to