Another performing year comes to a close -- the third full year of pursuing theatre and commercial work. Here's how it breaks down:
- 11 commercial bookings (TV spot, industrial and print)
- 48 commercial auditions
- 10 theatre productions (2 full-length plays, 4 one-acts, 4 readings)
- 44 theatre auditions
- 3 short film productions
- 12 film auditions
- 1 6-week acting class
- 4 one-act plays written
- 7 play festival submissions
- 2 plays produced
Theatre-wise, my goals were to do fewer but better shows. Better meaning bigger roles and better venues. I got the fewer part right -- down to 10 from 12. But only two of those were full-length plays, and one of those was an understudy role. But they were both very good experiences with good groups. I performed in 4 more one-acts -- I'm the f'ing king of one-acts. But again, I definitely got something out of all of them.
Another goal was to move beyond extra work to actual speaking roles in major feature films. That didn't happen, but I did do three short films, so maybe that kind of experience will help me get there.
As for writing, I wrote and produced a sketch show in 2004 and a collection of one-acts in 2005. This year I continued writing, drafting four more one-acts. I took a different route on production, though, sending them out to 7 local and national festivals and competitions. Two ended up being produced so far, so that's cool.
I hardly got anywhere on the screenplay. Maybe this year.
Looking ahead, I guess my goals remain the same -- a national union spot; better quality, higher profile theatre opportunities; some kind of television or movie role. I might take those plays and produce them in another show of my own, and maybe I'll look to get some of the older ones published.
So there we go. Time to drink!