Ah. Chilly nights. Back to school sales (POST-IT NOTES, PLEASE). Pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING (though I still prefer coconut, even in the dead of winter). Autumn is one of my favorites, and a good time to look back on a productive summer and announce some big news.
First, right to the News! (because the suspense has been killing me ALL summer): I'm now a member of Actor's Equity Association! Yup! Card-carrying union actor, on the loose! Went to my first Equity Principal Audition at the Lyric Stage Company last week, auditioning at Wheelock Family Theatre tomorrow, and there's a stack of resumes and brand-spankin'-new headshots to be mailed riiight next to me. Here goes!
It's been a great summer with old and new friends. A busy audition season led to some fun film work, including playing a Disco dancer in American Hustle, being featured in a New England Lottery Lucky For Life commercial, playing a Mill Girl in a documentary for the Lowell National Historical Park museums, and playing the lead role of Jessica in a short student film directed by Boston University MFA student, Jill Bywell. On stage, it was back up north for a fun few weeks presenting The Life and Death of That Dastardly Villain, Richard III, aka The Bunch Back'd Toad with Advice to the Players. Closed Toad just before returning to The Barnstormers Summer Theatre, where I earned my AEA card playing Annelle in Steel Magnolias with a truly fabulous cast of ladies. Finished the summer with a fun Acting for the Camera class with Michael Fennimore at the Media Performance Institute at Bostong Casting.
I kicked off September with some more on-camera work, first as an extra in another feature film (that I don't think I'm supposed to be naming yet), and filming a corporate industrial spot with Stone Media Productions.
Still ahead: Little Boston Grand has changed the format of Broken Stone from a webseries to a stand-alone film! Production begins in 2014. In the less-distant future, I'll be working with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson filming a music video in the lovely Lakes Region of New Hampshire, complete with all its foliage.
I'm thrilled to have joined the union and the company of many professionals and friends I admire greatly. I'm also excited for the kind of weather where one can comfortably schlep between auditions in a sweater without melting and/or requiring re-assembly upon arrival.
Remember – the Great Pumpkin is watching!