Hey BroadwayWorld Readers! It has been such a pleasure to blog this month for you. Let's tackle one more subject.
My dear friend Lee Cherry, (triple threat and rock star photographer), gave me some of the best (unintentional) advice I have ever received in this business. He told me that the same people that "got me", were the same people that would cast me.
How do you get people to "get you"?
Be yourself. It's the number one skill I've learned in this business. Be yourself. It's not easy. It took me a long time to realize that one can spend a lifetime chasing their tail trying to be what they thought someone else wanted them to be.
Being yourself is easier than you think. You have to show up and not apologize for your faults. We all have faults. But faults can be beautiful. They can lay there and remind you of your humanity. However, auditioning, can bring this all boiling to the surface.
Auditioning has a weird way of lingering in your memory. It can exist for WAY too long. I (humbly) think the best thing to do is dissociate yourself from the results of your effort. SO much of the casting process is not personal.
I will wrap it up with this, I LOVE podcasts. They're free, and often transformative. If you're an actor, or performer, download the free podacast "The Nerdist" with guest Bryan Cranston. It's amazing.
Bryan Cranston- incredible actor