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Can you believe after 6 long weeks of silence, I am back on the podcasty waves?
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I love when I talk to people that I am working with. And I don’t mean the usual “Hi, how are you?” kind of stuff. I was so lucky that I had the opportunity to chat with Teatro Vision’s Artistic Director Elisa Alvarado. I am currently working on editing the interview for a podcast, so YAY!!
During my talk with her, I feel like I learned more about why I want to open my own theatre company some day. I doubt that I would be lucky enough to have the same sort of eventful career that she got to have. I think in my head, what I picture is, as Elisa explained to me in the interview, more of a collective than a “company.” There’s something to be said about surrounding yourself with people that you truly enjoy working with and creating good times and experiences with. I hope you enjoy the interview when I get it posted.
The other thing that I love about doing these interviews is that it just inspires me to keep going, to keep working, to keep dreaming, to keep enjoying, and to keep protesting. To make sure that I should do everything I can to help companies that I believe in and to promote the artists that I admire and enjoy.
While I’ve been hunting down auditions for myself, I kept coming across the same sort of post. It went something like: Such and such production company is looking for actors for a future low budget/feature film/indie picture. Looking to cast: Leading Man – 20-30’s Caucasian; Secondary Character – 20-30’s Caucasian…That is just a generic wording of the dozens of disheartening casting calls that I found. Then I got to thinking “well it’s no wonder that so many people are now taking control of their own careers by making vehicles specifically for themselves.” So I got to thinking about all the little projects that I had at one time or another began working on and then just lost track of what I was doing. So that lead me to a theme for podcast 16.
It’s really hard to only pick five people when there are so many people that I care about. Especially all the people that have taught me so much and so much about myself. I think I have to cheat this one just a little bit and cluster it up just a bit. I hope you don’t mind.
5. Karaoke friends!! You guys have given me so many great laughs in the short time we’ve been meeting up. I look forward to them because it just helps to laugh off all the worries of life for just a few hours. Thank you for that.
4. My blood family because without them, I wouldn’t have such snappy comebacks for people.
3. Tommy O and Holypigeon, for being absolutely amazing people to learn a million things from.
2. Notblue and Hubby for being absolutely amazing people to watch grow and to grow with.
1. My munster because you’re my munster!
I can’t tell you how much fun this trip to Napa was! I would eventually love to go back again with these same people. We shared this amazing apartment style suite and spent two days there. I wish I didn’t smile so big. I think that’s what makes it look fake. I should probably take a cue from my friend at NotBlueAtAll.com and practice smiling in a mirror. I just can’t stand looking at mirrors either. Aside from looking at myself, one of the other reasons is that I freak myself out and think that the mirror me will move when the real me didn’t. If that didn’t happen, I would be afraid that someone would pop up behind me; as in ghosts or something. Or if it’s at night, the power would go out and when it came back up, something else would be looking at me. Creepy. Man, I think I really gotta lay off the horror movies. Speaking of which, is anyone else interested in seeing Anthony Hopkins in “The Rite”? Opening Day is January 28. Wait, does this make me a glutton for punishment?
Who are your five important people? Do you have so many people that you need to cluster them up too? And do you wanna go see “The Rite” at the end of the month?