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Brittany Baratz
I'm like Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd's younger sister with a spoonful of Julie Andrews. Actor / Singer / Blogger / NYC
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Since embarking on a career as a musical theater actor, I've been holding myself back because of my fear of dancing. When I go into dance class, I feel self-conscious not knowing the technique, not being able to retain the... Continue reading
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As actors, we hardly ever get feedback on our auditions. How can we know that we are doing a good job? It is impossible to measure your progress by the amount of callbacks you receive, because casting is entirely subjective.... Continue reading
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Living in NYC has taught me to that no one is going to motivate you except for yourself. Moving to New York was pretty overwhelming. Instead of being a big fish in a small pond, I was thrown into an... Continue reading
Hi Carina, thanks for all your supportive comments!
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Yup. I've gotten a lot of responses from people saying the same thing: they thought they were the only ones. We've got the bug - the downs are as much a part of our career as the ups!
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I suffer from what I call PGDS, or Post-Gig Depression Syndrome. You know the drill; you've been working with a wonderful cast for several months, enjoying eight shows a week, and the comfort of feeling validated by your work. You're... Continue reading
Congrats!!
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Thanks for the support, Justine and Chloe. Those rejection letters can be a double-edged sword. They liked you enough to thank you for coming out, but didn't quite like you enough for the job. Oh well. Compartmentalizing and perspective are key!
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I've been floating among a sea of cubicles, hanging onto the Internet for support while sustaining myself on cups of free coffee and drowning my sorrows in diet coke... Things have been a little bonkers in Brittany Land. (Bonkers in... Continue reading
Yes! Has happened to me a few times. The worst is when they invite you for an audition, and by the time you get in touch with someone to schedule an appointment, the auditions are totally full! At least you are building a relationship with the CD. ps - beautiful picture!
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You know, once you jump into the water, you find it wasn't that cold to begin with. Thanks, Erin! **Knock on wood**
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Yes! I've found this also applies in non-actor land. Brunettes check out brunettes, blonds check out other blonds, even doing something as simple as walking down the street. So weird.
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The glass is half full! Hang in there.
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How funny you should mention that, because I've been facing that same dilemma lately myself. Is it better to focus or diversify? I don't know quite yet.
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There is no handbook on how to create a fulfilling, active career in the performing arts. Sometimes I find myself jealous of my lawyer and doctor friends. They know if they achieve this much schooling, its a safe bet that... Continue reading
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I don’t know about you ladies out there tramping in Audition Wonderland, but I need a lot of stuff to get ready. I've literally been schlepping my old highschool backpack around town, stuffing it to the gills with my audition... Continue reading
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Three weeks ago upon my return to NYC, I doodled "Try Harder" on a post-it, and put it on my wall where I'd see it every morning. It's my new personal mantra. At a recent agent seminar at Reproductions (all... Continue reading
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I'm on day four out of my five day audition-mission, and I've been to three auditions, with five more auditions remaining this week. That's right - today I have three auditions and tomorrow I have two. When it rains it... Continue reading
Totally agree with all of your points. I also prefer appointments, but I'm trying to stay as busy with auditioning as possible: which unfortunately means more open calls. All I can do is put myself out there and try! You are such a great commenter - do you blog also?
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This week I'm feeling a bit crazy and more ambitious than usual. I have six auditions in five days that I plan on attending. I am sort of excited for this adventure. How will I fare, emotionally? Sometimes too many... Continue reading
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I've been back in the city for two weeks now and have been to eight auditions. Of those eight auditions, I've had one appointment, one EPA, one alternate number and been seen, one alternate number and not be seen, one... Continue reading
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At this point in tour, I’ve done the show almost forty times. It’s a constant challenge to keep the moments fresh and real, and not to rest on my haunches. It’s so easy to go through the motions and rely... Continue reading
I love it. thanks for being so honest in a public forum, that takes serious balls!
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Where has all the good theater gone? This week the tour took a pit stop to my favorite windy city, Chicago. I found myself with a ticket to a certain Tony-award winning musical that has been running to sold-out audiences... Continue reading
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Being on tour is like a universe away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. While in New York, I was balancing work schedules, visits with friends, and of course auditions. Many days I'd spend 12 hours away from home,... Continue reading