Moving right along in 2021!
I'm in between shots! Due for the 2nd shot at the end of April and sooooo ready for it. The news today about the J&J pause is a real bummer. I'm working with a volunteer group setting up a 1-day clinic for April 30th and hoping to sign up 1,000 people on the west side of Chicago, but of course, we're using the J&J vaccination. I really hope this doesn't make people reluctant to get it; I've had several friends receive the J&J and have spoken to many who are attracted to the "one & done" aspect. We'll see what happens.
In professional news, I'm anxiously awaiting the audiobook release of Ellipsis by Kristy McGinnis. This is her debut novel and I am so honored to be voicing it. It is among the best books I've had the privilege to narrate so far. Hope to see it on listening shelves soon!
I had an amazing narration coaching session with Tanya Eby last month. It helped so much to get some feedback on my samples and just have an outside eye/ear to chat about goals and how to approach them.
New headshots are on the horizon!!! Looking forward to my session with Ian Mclaren at the end of April. :)
I desperately miss theatre. . .
A few other new things over the past pandemic year:
I added short video clips and am featuring new Audiobooks on my homepage.
Speaking of narration coaches, I was delighted to study with the non-fiction/business guru, Sean Pratt, a title completely befitting of him. I hope to continue more with more of his classes in the future. Highly recommend!
To keep my self-tape and live acting skills sharp, I took an AMAZING class with The Forge working with casting directors around the country, as well as a couple of Chicago casting directors I’ve never met. Cannot say enough good things about it!
I’ve been grateful to SAG-AFTRA for providing some terrific online classes through the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Locally, the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Kaufherr Center, along with The Acting Studio Chicago has had BRILLIANT webinars interviewing our Chicago casting directors, creative artists and administrators in the industry. I hope all Chicago actors have been taking advantage of as many of these as they can!
I might cry when I finally see industry friends in the flesh again. So if there happens to be an in-person job soon, hopefully that red-puffy-eyed look will fit my character.
Hoping this finds you safe and calmly chugging your favorite beverage~AmyJ