Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Anonymous said: I think it would be helpful if you had a search button on your blog. Just a suggestion though.

I’ve tried to put one on and failed….someone want to private message me and help!

fire-upthejets said: Hi! I was reading through your tumblr, and saw that you mentioned using a Jump/Cut monologue by Neena Beber, and IM DYING to read that play. I only got to read a preview & I absolutely fell in love with the characters. I was hoping to use Karen's monologue, but I can't find the whole text, can you please tell me where u found it?

I was loaned the play by a professor I was working with at CMU. You can buy the play here —-> http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/514/jumpcut

thoroughlymodernemily said: Hi! Would you consider the Jump/Cut monologue about wanting to be a what the hell kind of person dramatic? Could it be used as dramatic in a BFA audition? The other monologue is very outwardly comedic and Theresa Rebeck

I haven’t done it in quite some time but my instinct is no. What’s funny about the monologue is that she’s taking it so seriously and if you were to heighten the seriousness to make it dramatic I think it might only be funnier. But that’s just my opinion….sense of humor is so individualistic someone else could find it very serious. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Scab/ Anima/ Sheila Callaghan

I want to tell you something. I want to but I don’t know how. He - my father - he was losing his mind. The last time I saw him alive was Christmas. I was reading in my room after our frozen turkey dinners and they were all watching The Nutcracker in the living room. I walked to the kitchen to get a glass of water and found him standing at the kitchen sink with his back to me. He was on his tiptoes pissing into the sink. I breathed out and he quickly came back down and zipped up, and told me to get the hell out of there and back to bed, and he walked out of the kitchen. 

I stood there for twenty minutes not moving. It was seven-thirty at night. Everyone was still awake. My father was six foot two and over two hundred pounds. The bathroom was closer to the living room then the kitchen. 

How can I ever begin to talk about anything

Scab/ Anima/ Sheila Callaghan

Don’t worry about how the funeral, you know, of my father went. It was all very appropriate, grandmother sang a little tune called “How I Wish God Would Take Me Too” and danced a jig in front of all the dearly-beerlies, and oh man, the cold cut platters, fruit baskets, and condolence cards, and of course….Jesus at every turn. ‘He’s with Jesus now’ ‘We should thank Jesus he felt little pain. ‘Would you like some Jesus with your dinner mam?’

But what really snapped my strap was when the priest handed Artie the flag. No one knew he was going to do that. He whipped it off the casket and folded it up into a neat triangle like a cut sandwich and said, ‘On behalf of the president of the United States I present this flag to you in honor of your fathers service..” It was wild. I felt for a second my dad WAS the president. Assassinated. By his fellow countrymen. Bastard corporate American dream, live it, love it, fuck it in the ass or it will fuck you. Hahaha you think I’m crazy, don’t you?

Monday, September 15, 2014

clgreen7240 said: I donated under the name cgreen7240. I have never used tumblr before so I am not sure if this is how you inbox someone or not, but I am hoping it is! Thank you!

Hey you’re all set to go! How would you like to proceed? Tumblr, email, phone…?

Cheers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Anonymous said: Hi! I will be applying to colleges very soon hoping for a BFA program, I am actually apply to many similar school as you did. I was wondering where you found monologues for auditions and what were yours? Thank you so much for your time!

I worked with a few professors at CMU who helped me get a selection going. My one Professor gave me these guidelines that really helped me out actually:

- Find a monologue that you are passionate about and that is fun and you simply love to do

- Most colleges aren’t necessarily looking at talent but at how well you work and collaborate with them

-If the monologue is from a short play that’s cool, if you have to modify the monologue at all do it. At the end of the day it’ll be more important to change a piece slightly and really connect with the material then do a different piece all together. 

As for my monologues I believe I did: 

Jump/Cut by Neena Beber
Helena from Alls Well That Ends Well
Personality by Gina Wendkos and Ellen Ratnor
Emily from Our Town for Thornton Wilder

Cheers and keep me updated!

hail-aphrodite said: Characters with disabilities: Look at 'Walk' by Theresa Rebeck

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Scab/ Anima/ Sheila Callaghan

ANIMA

I’ve been sitting on this couch for hours thinking of your mouth -don’t pull away. Your mouth. Moving. And your hair. Trying to conjure the correct version of you so I could see this all with some sort of precision. But you keep blurring. Even now, your hands. They feel like I could just press a little harder and your bones would crush to dust beneath your skin. But I know they are the same hands as before. I know it. Okay, Christa? I know it, but I still fucking hate you right now.