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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Funny Faces and Feeling Feisty

I'm coming to understand the thought process behind the life of a recluse (which might be a little concerning). The idea of holing up in Brooklyn, devoid of human contact, only escaping to eat and pee sounds kinda nice right about now...

...which means I am clearly due for a break from the city. I love this town, but Lord knows that every now and again a few days away from the mess of this metropolis is necessary. You know, just to preserve sanity and ensure that one DOESN'T end up the crazy old person in the apartment next door that saves her nail clippings.

I find myself cursing hipsters more than usual on the good old L train. Internally threatening to pull their beards and rip their flannel. And I'm constantly amazed by the lack of personal space I'm awarded by my fellow inhabitants. The tirades that enter my thoughts on my crowded morning commute cannot be healthy.

I need a break, yo.

I spent a couple weeks trying very hard to “network” and step in a little more schmooze than I'm used to. I think it got to me. There were many nights I spent at different events, meeting people trying (without success) to talk about myself without sounding like I was talking about myself. At these things, I usually end up getting asked to babysit, rather than getting asked to be in anyone's next production. Maybe I should stop asking to see pictures of the birthdays and pony rides...

On the acting front, I've taken some workshops and done some readings. I filmed the last day of “I Married a Mobster,” in which I was grilled on the witness stand. Probed about my husband's affair and my relationship with the Mob. It was a super fun day.

I've had some good auditions, too. It's so nice going into an audition really wanting the part. Getting the chance to play with good material. To be honest, it doesn't happen enough. In a recent audition I was playing an ass kicking, sarcastic, yet beneath it all good person. It would be a killer role to work on, physically and emotionally demanding. Awesome. Here's to hoping!

Smart-Mouthed is going strong. I'm still trying to figure out where to go with it. But I'm networking more with people within the health and wellness industry and everyone seems to react positively to the idea of a Holistic Health Coach with a slight potty mouth. I can see a pretty awesome future with it, I'm just still figuring out how to get there. It will come. That's one project I have major faith in.

In developing the brand, I had some silly pictures taken involving fruits and vegetables (that was an interesting conversation with the photographer...).



They turned out pretty great! While we were at it we just bang-ed out some regular old headshotty types, too.Why not?


Sweet Sarah

Sexy Sarah

Cutesy Sarah
Fun Sarah
Sensitive Sarah
Slutty Sarah

Scolding Sarah

Sensual Sarah
Challenged Sarah

Sarah Sees Dead People



I'm not going to get any of them printed, but nothing like having more pictures of my stupid face making stupid faces!

I'm a bit cynical right now, in case you haven't noticed.

I've gotta get back to auditioning like a mad woman and I'm going to force myself out into the world. So, goals for next week: Up the Vitamin D intake, find a new monologue, get some pics and promo materials in order, start a whole foods cleanse, and not kill anyone on the morning commute.

Dreamin' big, my friends. Dreamin' big.

This attitude, too, shall pass. I think. I'm hoping Spring brings forth a rebirth in my spirit.

...Well, that and a tan. This awful, pale, sickly look is sure as hell not doing me any favors, either.

Until next time! (Which will NOT take me forever. I know it took me a hella long time to write to you. I apologize!)


Update! While working on this post, I received word that I got the part playing the kick ass character I auditioned for! I have a summer project! With great people! Here's the unbelievably nice email:

“...we'd like to offer you the role of RED RIDING HOOD in our show.  There were a lot of people who did some great Red's but yours in particular really stuck with us.  In just the audition we feel you showed the most range, and your fighting was really solid too.  I think you can have a lot of fun with the role, and she's pretty much the centerpiece of the show.  So please let us know at your earliest convenience if you'd like to accept the role!”

Whoop Whoop! How nice is that?!?! And a new project! I can't wait to beat people up and play a badass and beat people up. Did I mention I get to beat people up? So. Much. Fun.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah. Just want to say that I've seen you work and know you as a friend. You're not only a brilliant actress but you are lovely, funny as hell and a survivor. I support your success and have NO doubt you will accomplish your dreams! I'm also aching to get out of NYC and will be doing just that in mid June. In the meantime, noise cancelling headphones during my morning commute, weekends spent in Central Park, and more time doing what I love. All the best to you!! Xo

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    1. LBD you rock my socks off. Thank you for reading and for your sweet, sweet comment. :) We're all in this NYC mess together, right?? I'm excited for your Mid-June escape. Start the countdown now. All my love to you!

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  2. You are also gorgeous -- great pics!!

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  3. Hooray for kicking ass and... kicking ass! Whooooo!!!

    If you haven't heard of it, I'd love to steer you toward the acting community that a friend of my mine started in NY, called Actor's Embassy. There are events and stuff where peeps can get together in a chill environment to make friends and network, and usually there's alcohol, so you know it's gonna be a good time. I'm a contributor for the blog, currently still living in Atlanta (hey-oh!), so it's obviously a little difficult for me to go to these shindigs. But you should check us out if you like, I promise we're all very pretty and fun to talk to. Also, I don't think anyone will ask you to babysit for them. Unless they're casting a sitter in a shmancy new pilot.

    Cheers, lady! Get some rest, recharge, and have fun. Whoo!

    http://www.actorsembassyny.com/

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    1. Thanks for the link! I do know about actor's embassy, but haven't gotten involved. Maybe it's time! I hope things are working out in ATL! I'm coming home for a visit this month and am pretty excited about it! Escape from NYC for a hot min. I'd love to chat with you about the scene in Atl. Let me know if you're up for it!
      And thanks for reading!

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    2. Yeesss, that would be awesome! Hooray for trips home. And I could certainly tell you what I know of the haps down here--I'm currently directing in a new works play festival my acting studio that I teach at is putting on. Pretty excited about it. :-D Just hollah at yo' guhr, and we make it happen! Word.

      And please DO check out AE. My peeps there are awesome.

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  4. Congrats on the summer project! I have my head shot shoot on Wednesday and I'm so excited/nervous. I want them to be awesome, so that I can go on tons of auditions and get callbacks and *gasp* book stuff...

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  5. You're such an inspiration, Sarah... I just applied for London acting college at methodacting.co.uk and I can't wait to see if I get accepted! If I do I hope I can be where you are one day :)

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