I have been having a blast the few weeks that I've been here in NYC! I've been in a cabaret show, scheduled to do several more next year with two awesome companies, got to be an extra on several HBO and NBC shows, and started to audition for theater companies! All of my experience so far has been wonderful. Whether it was a hour conversation or turned into hanging out again, I've met so many talented and creative people.
Regardless of what I have been doing there has been a common trend with the independent films or theater pieces circulating. Fairytales and Super Heros!
I am so happy that there are these types of opportunities to do modern twists on classic tales or the re-telling of stories. For the last few years, I was getting a bit board of the shows that were coming out. Not that real life is boring at all, but there is something to be said for variety. This week I will have auditioned for 3 shows that incorporate different fairytale characters and I am cast as Oswin Cobblepot aka The Penguin in a web series here! I am especially exited about this character because the show really supports women and tries to incorporate them as real people as apposed to just being sexual objects who just want to kill and/or have sex.
Ever since my boyfriend introduced me to "Once Upon a Time" I have been wanting to do a show where I could be a kick ass version of one of these fairytale characters. So far, I get to play the dynamic Penguin and hopefully I will be able to play a princess or even better an evil villian!
We shall see! Whatever happens the experience and the people I am meeting are worth its weight in gold!
I'm a woman of all trades. Love what I do and I do what I love.