Disappointment and a New Role

The rehearsals for The Royal Family are not going as planned. We are falling behind. In a long talk with Pat Hurley last night, we exchanged confidences about what is going on. One thing is that the cast is not “off book” and should be. I admit some areas I am not off book and we rehearsed those areas last night. I really hate to disappoint Pat, especially when I don’t have that many lines compared to the rest of the cast. I have no excuse.

On a brighter note, I have landed a couple of roles. First audition on Monday night was at the Art Institute of Atlanta for student projects. I landed a role as the WIDOWER in a Drug Free America PSA. I did audition for another role for another student and I was awful. Interesting how you can be a very good fit for one role and read well for it and then very bad for another.

The second audition on Monday night and the one I am really excited about, if for the role of JUROR EIGHT in 12 Angry Jurors. Pat tells me it is the lead. Very excited about that. Thrilled even.

12 Angry Jurors runs October 8th – October 25th at the New Dawn Theater Company’s Second Stage in Duluth.

PSA shoot this past weekend

The shot location was a beautiful, multi-million dollar house in Silver City, GA. The pool was split level with a waterfall from the upper level to the lower. There was also a slide starting above the upper level and ending in the lower level, probably 30 feet in length. Best of all, the pool had it’s own remote for turning on and off the waterfall.

Saturday was rather chilly. And the filming for the speaking roles did not start until around 4:30 and the sun was beginning to set. Now it really began to get cold. So we filmed that for about 45 min and called it a night.

We were called back on Sunday to shoot the speaking roles again with better light, a better mic and much warmer temperature.

Now that my feet are not so cold, I am looking forward to seeing the final result.

Doing a PSA

Earlier this week, I received a call from Bryan Ridarick who I believe is a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He is shooting a 30 second PSA for The Foundation for a Smoke Free America. I believe I saw the audition notices, but had conflicts and dismissed it.

Bryan called me because Teresa Sanson, who I am working with on Bright Flames referred him to me. Bryan said he receive a lot of younger people, and not what he was looking for.

After visiting my site, he called me and were able to work out some dates with the rest of the cast. Next Saturday we will shoot.



View of the front yard with a for sale sign that has a sold sticker across it.

A person walking in front of the house at a distance.


(BRENDA invites her friend over named DON along with other friends to hang out and have a cook out by the pool. Don brings his friend SCOTT over to the open house. Don gets Scott’s attention in noticing Brenda. Don and Scott are standing together at a distance from Brenda having a drink. Don lightly hits Scott on the upper arm to get Scott’s attention.)

DON: Hey she’s hot.

(Scott’s attention is fully focused on Brenda with great interest as she is socializing with friends.)

SCOTT: Yeah!

(As Don and Scott are watching Brenda, Don looks at Scott and asks Scott if he wants to go and talk to Brenda.)

DON: You want to go over there and talk to her?

(Scott doesn’t hesitate to answer with Yeah. Scott also wants to go and meet Brenda.)

SCOTT: Yeah!

DON: Go over there now!

(Even though Scott wants to meet Brenda he still stands next to Don. Don motivates Scott to go over and meet Brenda.)

(As Brenda is socializing she takes out a cigarette from her pocket. Scott becomes disappointed and disinterested in getting to really know Brenda. Scott has a condescending look on his face.)

SCOTT: Oh no, she smokes!
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— Don – 30’s, runs his own business, hard-wording, out-going,
likeable. Hangs out with the guys to watch sports. Attached, but
appreciates good looking woman. Hates it when people smoke.

— Scott – 30’s, Single, Works for a media company, energetic,
positive and out-going. Always looking for that right woman to have a
future relationship. Hates it when people smoke.