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Monday, March 29, 2010

Theater of the Absurd. Just, Absurd!

Thursday I went to Reproductions and had a much more pleasant experience. They told me they could do better and that what Precision gave me was crap. I knew it! It was nice to know that I wasn't a crazy and the tests from Precision were laughable. Seriously, the guy laughed. Friday I went in to approve the tests at Reproductions and.....they were great! After a few adjustments (they blew up my face to ridiculous proportions, but fixed it immediately), I approved the tests and can pick them up Monday. Yay for getting things done!

I had a tech call time for 3:45 on Friday for the 8 min play festival. I ran to get there because reproductions took a bit more time than expected. The lobby was filled with actors stretched out lounging. They looked like they had been there a while. I braced myself while I asked what group they were. After a sneer, a guy said, "you're not going to believe it, but the 1:15 group just went in." Holy Hell!!!! Are-you-kidding me?! No phone calls were made to come two hours late, nothing.

I sat and I waited....and waited....and waited. I ran lines with my scene partner...I sat....I ran lines...I waited. At around 5:30 the director came out and made no apologies. "It's tech." We were told. People had work, had other rehearsals and lives...no one cared. Unbelievable. I asked what time we would be done that night (we had a choreography rehearsal afterward to figure out scene changes) he said by 11. WHAT?! Please tell me how I will be at this theater from 3:30 until 11pm for an 8 MINUTE SHOW? I literally will be onstage for 8 minutes. AND... I have now officially spent more time waiting for shit to happen than actually rehearsing. I was in shock. My scene partner ended up leaving because he had somewhere to be. That went over with the director really well. Not. I had to cancel my plans to meet up with my BF's mom. It was a mess.

By around 9pm actors started cracking. We were going nuts. Sassy comments all over the place, I think one girl started crying. It was a mad house.

It's always amazing to me how many people complain and bitch backstage, but when faced with anyone that can actually do something about the ridiculous evening they act like sheep. I made my aversion to the events of the evening and lack of care known to all a few times and I was told I was too big for my britches. Whatevs. The night was absurd! I understand actors are always afraid to burn bridges, but I've been walked all over too many times. I've decided I'm better than that, and I will stick up for myself when I see necessary. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. Had we been in the union, that rehearsal would have been completely unacceptable. I realize we aren't in the union, but since when does that mean that we can be taken advantage of and treated like poop? I refuse. Call me too big for my britches, call me a pain, call me a bitch.

I know who I am.

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