Gearing Up

Just a quick note this time, with a couple of calls to action (mostly because I don’t have time to craft one of my typically long-winded missives).

First, with just over three weeks to go, I figured it was high time we started locking down our available team members for the 48 Hour Film Project. Several of you have gotten back to us already about participating, but if you haven’t (or if you just want to confirm your earlier notice), please speak up ASAP. We’ll be fitting people into available spots as best we can, so the sooner you can let us know the better; similarly, the more information you can provide about your experience, skills, and preferences, the more likely it is that we’ll get that fit right. Along with that, if you have any ideas for locations, costumes, or special props, please pass those along as well. (I’m only half-kidding when I say we’re overdue to draw “Western or Musical” — so if, say, you have access to a ranch, or have a recording studio in your basement, now would be the time to say so.)

And second, along with that call, I wanted to make sure you all (particularly the actors among you) were aware of this Sunday’s “Pre-Henge” casting seminars, put together by Team Jabberwocky, the crew behind the Stonehenge auditions — which, not-so-coincidentally, are taking place the following weekend, with Tohubohu very much in attendance. First is a workshop with veteran actor (and Tohubohu alumnus) Michael Gabel on finding and honing the perfect monologue in “The Prepared Audition.” Next is a session with casting director John Strawbridge, “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Casting,” which will go through the often-obscured realities of the casting process. The two sessions are $15 apiece, or $25 for both (and free for CDIA students with ID) — check out the official site to sign up. (And on top of that, there will be a limited number of specially-discounted headshot sittings available — click here for more details or to sign up.)

That’s all for now — I hope to hear from quite a few of you very soon!