For film & television, you go to Los Angeles. For theatre, you go to New York. That’s always been the perception for actors.
But in a post in today’s Backstage Blogs, there is an interesting quote from actor Jordan Lage, a 25-year veteran of New York theatre:
You cannot open a straight play on Broadway without some kind of a name attached…You gotta go out to L.A. and become a TV or movie star to have a career in the theatre.
Ironic, since many actors believe it best to train in New York before embarking on a career in Los Angeles.
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Tags: Acting, Los Angeles, new york, theatre
Perhaps I shaved too soon. This Craigslist ad is a dream gig waiting to happen. And to get paid in sushi or beer? That is one big, hairy win, my friends.
Wanted: Males With Mustaches For Shoot
Reply to: email@example.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-02-25, 2:12AM PST
Males with mustaches for video shoot
Females willing to wear fake mustaches for video shoot
Time is flexible
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
- Compensation: in sushi or beer
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After four days of growing the Joaquin, I have decided to shave.
This is not because I’m a quitter. This is because facial hair is itchy. I don’t like itchy. Not to mention that all of my head shots are Joaquin-less. As a result, I will have to find some other way of expressing my creativity as I embark upon a career in hip-hop.
Are gold teeth still in?
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I haven’t shaved in 3 days. Initially, this was a result of hot water issues in the new house. It continued on account of laziness.
Now, I am considering growing my own Joaquin. As in, beard. Not so much in support of Joaquin Phoenix. But, in support of the Joaquin movement itself. It’s a whole lifestyle that says, “I’m going do whatever I want to do, and I’m going to chew gum.”
I also plan to follow myself with a camera, filming my every move for an upcoming documentary. It will be a behind-the-scenes look at my life as I venture forth in my career.
Highlights will include:
- Going to work
- Sitting at a desk
- Eating lunch
- Twittering some more
- Changing diapers
- Watching Lost
- Eating dinner
- Writing lyrics for my new hip-hop album
- Drinking a beer
- Scratching myself
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