What I Did On 2009-01-15

  • @crazeegeekchick Let us know who they are so we can preemptively block them is necessary. in reply to crazeegeekchick #
  • DO’H! Left my phone at home this morning. #
  • @crazeegeekchick Thanks. Blocked the bastard. in reply to crazeegeekchick #
  • Thrilled when a BIG Name follows little ol’ me. The latest is @tylerperry. Writer, producer, actor of the Madea plays and movies. Awsome. #
  • I was called to audition for Madea Goes To Jail for one of the arresting officers and did an absolute awful awful audition. #
  • The other @JayCroft here in Atlanta left his phone at home today too. Quantum Physics has something to do with 2 Jay Croft’s leaving phones. #
  • I am suppose to do lunch with @DocGyver today, but I don’t have my phone. We mentioned a spot for lunch yesterday. Think I will go that way. #
  • Well, @DocGyver was a no show, but two other people I used to work with just happened to show up. That was cool. #
  • Wow. @BrentSpiner is gaining followers by the 100’s. Refresh on his page shows followers jumping every 30 seconds or so by the 100’s. #
  • from 3:12 PM EST to now, jumped form 3 followers to 698 – @BrentSpiner #
  • @BrentSpiner – 1000+ followers in less than 25 minutes on Zero tweets. #
  • This is just kinda cool: http://search.twitter.com/ #

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Update for the week of May 20, 2008

Lots of stuff going on:

1. Losing my job

2. website updates

3. rehearsals start soon

4. New headshots posted

5. Miscellany

OK, last Wednesday, I received notice from HR and my manager that I was 1 of 18 people part of a “reduction in staff”. If you don’t know, I am employed by Northrup Grumman, working on a CDC contract. The contract was cut about $5.5 million. Today alone I have 3 interviews. IT pays the bills so I can act. Although, I wish acting would pay the bills.

There have been 2 website updates lately. Version 3 of this site was rather bland (red borders, black background, off white text). Version 4 was released last week. It was my first attempt at a graphics heavy site. It looked great, but the images were too large in bytes and so took a long while to download. That would not do. So 4.1 is up with smaller graphics. Victorian style with future modifications to make it look Steampunk. It’s an OK looking site. I hope the tweaks will improve the look and texture. And what’s with the chairs in the left sidebar? I guess it’s better than blank space. There are a few defects that I need to fix as well.

Barefoot in the Park rehersals start on June 9th. This is my first adventure into a paying theatre. We received the scripts a couple of weeks ago and because I don’t have a very large role (10 pages in Act I and Act III), I should have it easily memorized before June 9th.

New headshots are posted on the Portfolio page. The pictures were done by Milestone Photography. They did a great job. It’s amazing how much different I look from my previous photos. I am planning on sending a mass mailing out with my new and old headshot to theaters and agents. And yes I am letting my hair grow back.

I never heard back from my audition for Madea Goes to Jail and the majority of the time you will never hear from an audition unless they want you. I did receive an email from Sally Ann Cone on my audition for An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein. It was an email to all those who auditioned and did not get a part, which was less than 10 people. That was very nice.

Auditioned for Madea Goes to Jail

I don’t think it went very well. I have always had trouble changing inflections on demand. The audition notes stated that the OFFICER should be authoritative which is what I had in mind when memorizing the lines and practicing. With Alpha Tyler, she asked that the lines be dripping with sarcasm.  The police have been trying to arrest MADEA for a while and now have her in custody. I just have trouble changing my tone. I need to work on that.

On the other hand, working with Alpha Tyler was great. She was friendly and talkative, which made it easy for me to relax. I hope that working with casting directors like Alpha is the rule, not the exception.

A Movie Audition

I have a movie audition with Tyler Perry Studios on Tuesday morning. This is the first result of doing the Atlanta Unfieds a few weeks ago. They are starting production on a new movie, Madea Goes to Jail, due out in the fall. I am reading for the part of ether OFFICER or OFFICER #2.

This is very exciting for several reasons: First the Unifieds were a success for me. Second, hopefully this will lead to more movies and TV. Of course, auditions do not mean a role in the movie, but I can dream.