Last Friday we premiered our two scenes from Petra von Kants Bitter Tears, and it went so great! Everything just clicked and fell into place, and to say that the audiencec was shocked is an understatement (there was a short sex scene). I feel so relieved that we’re finally done, but also very happy about the chance to maybe perform again, possibly at some schools or just at the next monthly happening at the theater. We had a total of 7 (haha) people in the audience, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it was more than we were expecting. My man was of course there, seeing as I usually force him to attend anything I do. No but in all seriousness he actually wants to see me perform.
On saturday I got up at 9:40am, and then we drove up to Gothenburg to an open audition for this TV show. At first I wasn’t sure that I actually wanted to, but my bf convinced me, and I insisted that he had to come with me. We thought we were going to be there pretty early and that there might be some people there already, but we were not prepared for what we saw. We got there about a half hour early, and already there was over 150 people. So needless to say, they didn’t have time to see everyone (I was among the on they had to send home). But since I’m somewhat of a stubborn person, I decided that since I had already decided to go to the audition, and I was GOING to do the audition in person (there was an option to send in a self tape as well, but fuck no) I decided to drive to Borås the next morning. They opened at 8am, so I woke up at 4:30, started driving at 5am, and was there at 6:30am. And to be honest, I could have been there half an hour earlier, and it would have been no problem. But I wasn’t making the same mistake again. I was the third person in, and it felt OK! But since I’m guessing there have been over 1000 applicants, we’ll see if I’m even chosen. But always an experience!
Today I was down in Halmstad, at ABF, for a course in podcasting. We learned how to set up the microphones, what cables go where, how to use the sound editing program, where you can upload your podcast for free, etc. I had done some similar stuff in school, so it wasn’t all that new, but it was still very interesting and useful in case I choose to start a podcast some day. They even informed us that we can use their supplies for free whenever we want, so that’s pretty damn great! Since a lot of the equipment can be pretty pricey to buy, plus the not too technical people might not even now what they have to buy. The course was free, and they also paid for lunch. I do love free food. Now I know the basics!
This weekend I was in a show at Falkenbergs Stadsteater, which was basically a dedication to a childrens club they had back in the 60’s. They had live performances, dance, and a circus number, which I was a part of. We had rehearsed a bit the night before, but some of the musical numbers needed a bit more practise, so we met up at the theater at 10.30 the morning of the show and did a run-through. We did two shows, one at 3pm (which was sold out), and one at 7.30pm. One of the kids that did a circus number almost fell of the stage when he did a back flip, you could hear the crowd gasping, but luckily he just rolled back to his spot on stage. All in all it was a 12h day for the performers and crew. I was pretty damn tired when I got home, I think I slept like 13h that night, but it was a lot of fun!
Last friday at the theater we had a stage-night. First we had a public reading, and then at 10pm The Hints went on and did a dedication to grunge music. It was a pretty great night!
So a few weeks ago I shot a commercial/information film for a company. We did a full day of shooting in front of green-screen, a photoshoot, and lots of pretend running and pulling a rope. It was basically a workout. It was so much fun, and all of us actors got along really well. It was a great group. On the picture above is a beaver head that one of the actors wore. I was amazed by how awesome it was! I mean just look at it. I can’t wait to see the final product.