Yay! More progress! I’m super excited. So I just came back from an interview with an agency and I have to say I liked the feeling I got from them. The guy running the show was so open to me. He completely welcomed the things I had to show and made time to see my YouTube video! He said he liked how I don’t mind getting embarrassed and my creativeness. When I gave him my monologue, he gave me really good tips and another chance to really show what I’ve got. I completely welcome criticism and second chances! And I have to admit, he was 100% right. The monologue I gave didn’t showcase a range. It was just one note: excitement. And he said that it’s fine for commercials and print, for nickelodeon and Disney, but if I want to be represented theatrically, I have to dig deep. I have to find the perfect monologue. A monologue that has bumps and turns, a journey, a range. The one I gave was this:
Ok here goes, I’m gonna be on a Broadway show!! It’s a musical called abracadabra. This man, Mr. Beckman, he’s a producer, came into our dance class this afternoon and picked out 3 girls. We have to be at the Hudson theatre on Monday morning by 10 o’clock to audition for the dance director. But on my way out, he took me aside and said the job was as good as mine. I have to call him tomorrow. I may even have to go into town to talk to him about it. They start rehearsing a week from Monday, then it goes to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Washington, and then it goes to New York the second week of December. There’s nine big musical numbers and there’s going to be a big tank on stage that you can see through. And the big final has the entire cast all under water. Can you believe it?? I’m gonna be on a Broadway show!!
So, this monologue is from Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoir. The character is a 16-year-old girl named Nora. I’ve always done this monologue because, well I look like a teenager. I have a very commercial smile, and I feel that I can definitely pull this off, which I have. I’ve gotten compliments on this monologue, but never a critique. And now that I’ve gotten one finally, I’m grateful for it. I can improve and find a monologue that not only challenges me to push my craft but to make me look/become versatile. This monologue is like playing a song with two fingers instead of 10. I need to find a 10-finger monologue! The guy here told me he’d be down to represent me for commercials, but he’s willing to give me another chance to show him depth so he could possibly represent me theatrically. And that’s what I like. He believes in me! That’s why I’m getting a second chance. That’s why I’m SUPERPUMPED!!! After the whole interview, I got some movies and books so I can find the perfect monologue. If you’re reading this, please help me. I welcome any suggestions.