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A Day in the Life

December 13, 2012

The Political Theatre Maker’s recent post documenting her theatre company’s mini tour experience inspired me to document a day in my actor life. Mine is, of course, captured much less artistically and with only an iPhone, but I thought it might be a fun little glimpse into the life of a working actor in NYC.


I wake up every morning to thousands of puppy kisses from this groggy little face.



I am never truly awake until I’ve had that first cup of glorious coffee (note our Christmas tree reflection in the coffee table surface!).




My weekly to-do list broken down into categories that make things seem a little less overwhelming. After my coffee, I start to tackle items on the list!




Fundraising for my play (The King’s Whore) is at the top of the list right now!



I then make my way to an audition at this cute little theater.



I go in several times, reading different sides each time. Gotta be quick on my feet!




Quick lunch break comprised of a delicious pita.




I have a callback to prepare for, so I head to the Drama Bookshop to read the play. So thankful for this NYC resource.




On this corner I see both a Santa on a segway, and I run into a fellow castmate from my recent production of “The Crucible.” I love that you always see random things in NYC like Santa or a friend!




I’m getting a bit drowsy and there’s still a lot to do today, so it’s time for a Starbucks break!




While at Starbucks, I see two young filmmakers make a casting decision using eenie meenie miney mo. This career can be so challenging sometimes.




I get to The Workshop Theatre and see my friend Sam recording a promo video for her play, “The Drunken City.”



I’m there that evening to run box office for Sam’s play. Go see it! It’s fab.



I end the day back on the couch with my puppies and my dear husband.

This is a pretty typical day for me, although the specifics are always changing. What would a day in your artist life look like?


4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2012 2:06 am

    Love this. It would be fun to see ‘a day in the life’ of all of our bloggers! A Starbucks should make an appearance in every day :] Although, I’ve had to settle for local coffee in Fort Atkinson…I’m missing out on the Caramel Brulee Latees! Good luck with Anne Boleyn!

  2. The Growing Artist permalink
    December 14, 2012 5:34 pm

    Love this idea! Great pictures 🙂


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