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A Day in the Life: Wednesday

8:00: I'm up! I think a mixture of excitement over filming in Acting IV and anxiety from my Spanish quiz helped me wake after just a few alarms.

8:30: After perusing social media and pouring a cup of coffee to cool, I jump in the shower.

9:20: Leilani comes in to my room as I'm doing my makeup in bed. I should already be done, but I got distracted while trying to find a Leslie Knope makeup tutorial on youtube. Instead, I watched alot of Parks & Rec clips. She brings me a few flannels to try for my costume and headed to school.

10:30: I drive to school, afraid that horrible parking will make me late for class, since I'm filming first!

10:50: Have I mentioned how abysmal the parking is at WT? I finally head across campus to the historical log cabin where we chose to film.

11:00: The scene goes great!

12:20: After filming the last four scenes, class is released. I head back to the green room to study for my Spanish quiz.

1:30: Off to Spanish, Buenas suertes!

2:45: I actua…

A Day in the Life: Tuesday

8:00: I blearily wakeup. I am usually the worst kind of morning person- up with the sun and automatically wanting to talk to anyone who will listen. But Jane Eyre rehearsals have been running anywhere between 10-11, and so I don't sleep until much later than normal. Thus, mornings have been a struggle lately. I put on a pot of coffee (cursing myself for not premaking it the night before) and make myself a bowl of oatmeal.

8:15: I start on my makeup, keeping an eye on my phone. I'm scheduled at 9, meaning I need to leave by 8:30, but my manager is even worse at mornings than I am so I know there's a good chance he'll delay until 9:30.

8:20: Huzzah! He texts asking to come in at 9:30. This means I get to enjoy my coffee in the warmth of my bed rather than spilling it all over myself in the car.

9:30: Work! My manager and I discuss today's game plan and I spend the next four hours styling clients and maintaining the store's visual standards.

2:00: I get off work a…

A Day in the Life: Monday

7:05 am: My first alarm goes off.

9:00: Seven alarms later, I finally wake up. I hang around in bed, checking social media.

9:30: I finally get up and get ready for the day.

11:00: My first class of the day, Acting IV: Acting for the Camera. We've been working all semester with becoming comfortable on film as well as working with copy and demos. This week we are are filming short scenes from existing TV shows and movies. I don't film until Wednesday so I mainly hang back and watch my classmates.
Here are some behind the scene pictures I took:

Don't they all look so cool? All of my classmates are super attractive, it's maddening. The first picture is Nikki and Tyler doing a scene from 'It's a Disaster', and the second is Ryan and Rachel doing a scene from 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'.

12:15: Leilani and I jump in her car and drive to Amarillo to get Rosa's for lunch. Nothing in this world makes me happier than Mexican food.

1:30: Spanish class. I…

A Day in The Life: Sunday

Hi guys! When I was applying to college I couldn't help but wonder what life was going to be like as a theatre student. Well now I'm nearing the end of my 6th and final semester here at WT. I have absolutely loved my time here! So I wanted to give everyone a little insight into how my time is spent. Now keep in mind, not everyone's days will look like this. I am currently taking 16 hours, working 30+ hours as a full time sales lead at Loft, not to mention attending Jane Eyre rehearsals Monday through Friday.So I'm very, very busy. :)

So here we go! Sunday!

10 am: I wake up very tired. Last night was my last public improv show with the Improv Agents. I auditioned for the team at the end of last school year and I am so glad I did. This year has been so much fun and a great learning experience as well. We try to have a show once or twice a month either in the Acting Studio on the WT campus or in the back room of our local coffee shop, Palace Coffee. After the show, the te…

Stella Adler

I am very, incredibly, stupendously excited to announce that I have been offered a place in the Stella Adler Studio of Actin Evening Conservatory! It's a two year program located in the heart of NYC and I could not be more excited. This is such a great opportunity! School starts in September and I hope to relocate to Brooklyn sometime in August. I'm hoping to transfer into a sales lead position at the Loft on 5th Ave but that's not a guarantee. Also, I don't have a place to live yet. So everything is still kind of crazy!

If you know anyone looking to lease/sublet their room or someone looking for a roommate, send them my way. Please and thank you. :)

Stella Adler Callback

Hey guys! So I was very blessed to make the final round of callbacks with the Stella Adler conservatory in New York City! For this final round I was asked to film myself presenting a monologue as well as a personal statement about myself. Man, I stressed about that last part until my friends were ready to to murder me. I just didn't know how to approach it! I became an actor so I could embody others! I didn't want to talk as me about me!

But eventually, after much consoling and a few come to Jesus talks with my dear friend Austin, I met with my very talented friend Michael Hoy and put some stuff on film. (If you do not know Michael's work, check it out! He runs Pilot Light Productions and last summer he filmed A short film named 'Tracking' starring some of favorite people! Find it on Facebook!) Anywho, Michael filmed my callback and it was great fun although I was stressing out over it hardcore. But we filmed it, Austin edited, I uploaded it to youtube, and submi…

Time Flies

Wow guys! I gut super busy and didn't post for a few months.. or twenty four. I'm so bad at this. BUT I desperately want to get better, So we're going to try this again. Let's see. What has happened since I last posted? In April 2014 we opened and closed Macbeth. It was such an amazing experience! Shortly after, WT held auditions for the Fall 2014 jump show, The 39 Steps, and I was cast in the ensemble as well as Pamela's understudy! I spent that summer working at Pizza Hut and the Amarillo Zoo, both of which I quit when was hired on as a Sales Associate at Loft! August brought The 39 Steps and we opened in September, just a few weeks into the school year! That fall I was cast as Stella in the WT Directing class's scene of A Streetcar Named Desire, which is one of my ultimate dreamroles and a dream come true! I don't have pictures, but hopefully will one day soon! A few weeks later I was cast as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. We performed …