02/23/16 So I am noticing a reoccurring theme here...Trust Myself...Going into this year I decided that I would be myself, not try to be what casting is looking for, give no f's etc. To which I have done in auditions and in class and when choosing which projects to work on. So far so good, however, the feedback I am receiving is that my instincts are great, my improv skills are awesome, I am making strong choices and I commit...but just need to trust myself. This clicked and became clearly evident when I sat down to do a little piano/singing practice today. I sat down and was going through a few choices for an upcoming audition. Songs I have sung before but maybe not for years. I was not liking the way my voice was sounding and I screwed up playing the intro. I was afraid that I was going to mess up and not sound good before I even started. So I stopped, shook that off and said to myself what if I played the intro like I know it by heart and what if I sing it like I was at sound check for my concert. And Wa-Lah...I nailed it. I just needed to trust myself and believe. I need to trust myself in all aspects. I know what I am doing, all of the feedback says I am good, so why not to trust myself and get out of my own way. (Modeling Gigs, AEA, UCB 401, AMAW, Auditions, Pilot Auditions, Theatre Auditions, Good Talks with CD's & Reps, Playing a little Ukulele, Putting myself on tape for 3 projects just today.) That being said, things are going so well so now is the time to get out of my own way and believe with my whole heart...I do!
"Casting loves MaryAnn!" -Commercial CD
"Thank you so much for your audition. It was great!!" -Musical Theatre CD
"Such a fantastic audition. Really trust yourself more because you made a lot of great choices. Your improv skills were great too. Bright future for you!" -Film CD
...Plus with a face like this how could I not trust myself?! (Just some screen shots from one of the self tapes!)