Not much new has been happening lately, but I kind of like it that way. I mean, I have a tendency to get bored easily and I’m kind of always after some new challenge, but I also enjoy just layin’ around and doing nothing. In some ways, Peter Gibbons and I have a lot in common.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to find a good comedic monologue for a while now and that is proving pretty difficult. It’s difficult because I don’t know squat about theatre and that seems to be the sort of monologue I need to find right now. Apparently, there’s a local talent showcase (called Exposure) that is well known and frequented by agents, casting directors and the like. My coach says it would be good to appear in the showcase so I can start networking and to get my name out there. It’s a live performance gig, hence the need for a theatrical monologue.
For now, I’m learning a few monologues that he has used in the past. I don’t intend to perform these particular monologues, but I think the exercise of learning them, preparing them and presenting them will help me be more comfortable when I’ve found my own. I have to admit I’m pretty nervous about performing a monologue in front of any sort of live audience, but I’m hoping to fall back on my stage experience as emcee to keep me grounded. Emceeing was a blast and a cakewalk, so hopefully I can sort of “go to that place” when performing a monologue so I’ll remain comfortable.
The early bird…
Is tired most of the stinkin’ day? I’ve been trying to get into work by 7 a few days a week because that really frees up my afternoons. Unfortunately, I’ve found that I often use my free afternoons to catch up on my sleep. Stupid? Of course it is. But I’m trying to get used to the idea that I might not be able to sleep for eight hours each night. I figure if I start auditioning for and booking commercials and such in the Dallas area, I’ll have to start managing my time better. I figure it might be easier to manage my time if I have more to work with. I don’t know if I’ll stick with the 7 am thing, but I am trying tomorrow, so it’s time for me to sign off.