Big Country Blues Trailer

Big Country Blues Trailer
Sarah e Jacobs recognized as OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES at LA Webfest! And nominated for BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA at ITVFest! Click to watch the trailer!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Go Ahead and Laugh Away, After All It's a Holiday :)

Info coming soon for Episode 6 of Date to Mate. It was a blast to film, of course. My character's situation is getting a little more complex, which I love, and I can't wait to see what happens for her in the future. I'm really hoping for some serious conflict between me and my man in the show. I want some complicated relationship with serious screaming fights. Maybe I throw a Menorah and he ducks out of the way just in time... I don't know that ShalomTV would go for it, but I would love it. And, really, that's what matters. ;)

We closed Swingin Threesome to a rowdy and awesomely responsive audience. It's so lovely when you feel the support coming from the crowd and there's no doubt in your mind that they are fully entertained. We had a freakin' great time on the stage. At one point, one of the actors is to enter with a bloody nose, then I enter and usually I can't see the problem until he turns his head, to which I react and ask if he's okay...yadda yadda. Well closing night I come onstage to find that he had basically dunked his head in the fake blood and it was dripping all over his face. I felt my stomach tighten. I fought against the corners of my mouth trying desperately to turn upward. I tried my hardest. I took a deep breath and asked if he was okay with as much control as was possible (which was not much). The other actress on stage started laughing, and the two of us lost it. The audience went crazy, laughing uncontrollably to the point of gasping. It. Was. Awesome. I got through my lines and exited. I stood backstage waiting for my next entrance listening to the sounds of the actress left onstage trying to regain her composure. She was crying, she was laughing so hard. I would hear complete silence followed by her snorting and the whole audience losing their shit with laughter. We had a great time, the audience had a great time...Don't get me wrong, this is usually not a good thing - losing composure onstage in front of an audience. But the environment and the nature of the play allowed for this to happen without much consequence. By the time we lost our shit, the audience was already in on the joke. We left the stage saying, "God, that was fun!" which is the best feeling in the world. (And thank you to my friends that came to support. I'm glad I got to share that fun with you. It means so much that you all come!)

I worked some more outside this past week, as well, and I have to say my attitude about life during my shifts was much better the previous week. I was a bit of a Negative Nelly. It is interesting, though - Once I started connecting with strangers on the street, getting reactions from a simple smile, my mood did improve. It's just hard to get to that place mentally when you're about to physically lose your digits to frostbite. Yeah, yeah, yeah..."Mind over matter" and all that bullshit. Some days you just have to get through, and you're lucky at that. It is what it is. And it was a bad attitude. What can ya do?

I've since come home to the ATL to spend some awesome family and friend time over the holidays. My family's had some unfortunate bumps in the road this Holiday season, but it's things like that that remind us of what we have. We're lucky to be healthy and to have each other. What's bad could always be that much worse, you know? Today I enjoyed a beautiful White Christmas (crazy!) complete with baking Gingerbread and tons of presents, food and family.

Not much is going on in NY the next few days, so I've decided to stay through the new year. I'll get rejuvenated and hopefully go back to the city with a new found energy to hit the ground running (and I do mean literally. My ass needs cardio like nobody's business. I've been eating this holiday like it's my J.O.B...;). But in all seriousness, I would like to go back to NY with a clear plan. I know I need to print some more headshots. I need to do mailings. I need to get some good things going. Reach out to some contacts, get over it and ask for some favors. Lord knows I'd do them for other people... Huh. Look at that. I think I may have just stumbled upon a New Year's resolution... :)

Merry Christmas everyone. Have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. I said it before, but really great work! The show was SO much fun. Possibly more so because of the laughing, but we were right there with ya.

    I'll email you about "favors" I'm happy to help however I can. But enjoy ATL. Right now it's just about the same as NYC...Snow.