Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The TRACKS run is done! And some other stuff...

Whew, THANK YOU Jesus! Now, don't get me wrong, I love theater, and I loved doing TRACKS, and I loved the cast and crew, but the huge commitment it turned out to be, definitely took it's toll on my mind, body, and spirit. I think, if I was doing theater/acting full time and not had 100 other things going on in my life, I'm sure I would have been fine, but I really, really had to push myself to the limits to make it through. That being said, I wouldn't change it for the world, because I did GAIN some great experiences/memories, made some great friends, took some great photos, and even learned some great life lessons over the last several weeks. But I have to tell you, what surprised me the most, is how much support I got from my friends and family. I honestly had no idea how many people love and support me! Every single show, there were at least 2 or 3 people (even up to 7 or 8 on some nights) in the audience that had come out to show their support, and that was such a great feeling. (Side Note: Todd is now convinced that I should do a one woman show armed with this new information, but I digress...:)...and I'm actually a little intimated at the thought of it!)

It's always nice to have the support of your peers. In the audience this past weekend T'Keyah Crystal Kemáh, Kendra Johnson, Tyreese Burnett, and Geri Allen came out to support. Thanks guys!

Okay, so one last thing about the show, here is a TRACKS review. Enjoy!

In other news, I was invited over the weekend to attend a comedy event downtown that featured comedian/actor Mark Curry. I couldn't attend because of the show. Maybe next time.

Lastly, (and I'm sure it's because I just shared the trials and tribulations of my career with you all the last time I wrote) not only did I receive some surprising residual love over the weekend, but I also came across the following article (click here and here) in PARADE magazine. A higher power speaking to me? Could be. As a result, while I'm hashing out what I want to do, I'm going to attend a few parties, screenings, workshops, and quite possibly take a brief solo trip to NM, in hopes of landing a role or two...:)...and then, I'll decide.

P.S. I added a few new features to my blog, polls and what not. Check 'em out over there --->.

Love ya'll!

S to da...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wrapping up September 2008!...:)...

Short and Sweet:
  • VO Audition - INFAMOUS (vg) - 09/24/08
  • We're gearing up for the last few TRACKS shows!...:)...
  • Just mailed out my stuff to my NM agent. Quite possibly in time to get part in TRANSFORMERS 2?!? Let's hope!...:)...
  • I had an epiphany today. I'm seriously thinking about taking a break from the industry for a little while. My pursuit of an acting career feels like it's become a "habit" to me. (Hopefully you understand what I mean.) In a nutshell, I can go from "absolute euphoria" when I book something and things are going well, all the way down to "rock bottom" when I'm not going out and things aren't going well. I'm pretty sure all actors go through this, so I'm not saying "Oh, feel sorry for poor Shenita!" I'm just saying that I have SO MANY other wonderfully important things going on in my life, that I just don't want to be jeopardized by this roller coaster ride that I'm on. That being said, I've got some heavy thinking to do!
  • OMG! Was HEROES not the bomb last night?!? I love that show. A few more of my favorites return this week. Can't wait!

Holla at cha later...

Mrs. Moore.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Please tell me...

...is starvation what it takes to be a working actor these days?

If so, I'm in trouble!


Monday, September 15, 2008

The first 2 are HISTORY!...

This weekend was awesome! After weeks of rehearsal, the show (TRACKS) finally went up on Friday night (9/12). We had a sold out house, and Ms. Kim Wayans was in the audience...:)...Thanks again Kim and Sheryl for supporting Tann and I! Although I don't think my performance was at it's best on opening night, the idea of being in front of a live audience again was a big thrill for me. Saturday's show gelled much more than the night before, and that night I had some of my family, and church family, in the audience which was really cool. Many thanks to you ladies for the support as well!

TRACKS runs for two more weekends, so, get your tickets now!

What else is going on? Hmmm, I had my first "real world" class in over 10 years on Saturday (9/13) morning. I swear I felt so old sitting in there with all of those teenagers and twenty somethings. I guess as long as I don't let that get to me, I should be fine, right? Right.

Since I last blogged, I've been busting my behind trying to make sure that all of my reps have what they need from me to get me out there more. Still crickets, but I'm hopeful!

I'm thinking quite possibly, once I'm done with the show, that I'll get into an acting class somewhere, with somebody. Speaking of acting classes, a friend of my Robin Brown, is teaching a FREE acting class through AFTRA next month. So all of you paid up AFTRA members, check out the details here. When you contact Robin, make sure that you let him know that I sent you. Also, another acquaintance of mine, Ms. Adilah Barnes, sent me info on an acting class that she's teaching that starts at the end of the month. Check out the details for her class here, and be sure to tell her that I sent you as well.

So, I think that's it for now. Please wish me many broken legs over the next couple of weeks, and I'll check in with you again soon.

Before I go, on a serious note, I want to lift up many prayers for the victims and families of the MetroLink accident that happened last Friday afternoon. I was on the freeway headed to the theater when a cavalcade of emergency vehicles sped by me. When I continued to hear their sirens well after I'd gotten to the theater, I knew that something was really, really wrong. I didn't find out the complete details of what had happened until after the show that night, and was devastated to hear the news. Again, my prayers are extended for them all.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

BOOKED! Detective Downs 2...

...an animated short.

Click Here for more information...:)...

- Shenita.

New Demo Reel and New (Old) Headshots...

I'm finally ready for the Fall. HEROES here I come!...:)...