It’s a been a few weeks that fellow actors from the Poolhouse Project and I have been getting together once a week to prepare for the All City audition, a one stop place where you can meet everyone from the theatre industry in San Diego.
It’s a fun and right on concept and it gets a lot of attention. I prepared two contrasting pieces. First was the song La Vie en Rose, followed by a monologue from Orange is The New Black, a Netflix series. What I love about the art is that it is universal and it’s not about the lines, it’s about the emotions and to start the week I got to give and feel plenty of it!
Photo taken by the Actors Alliance while I was performing La Vie en Rose in French.
The power of the universe or the odds of life, let’s call it as each one feels, is amazing. Before my audition, I was feeling very sensitive. I listened to Edith Piaf at home while stretching (my preparation before an audition involves a lot of steps…Before the audition I sang and ran my lines out loud at an Olive tree on the street) and it shook so many things in me. It reminded me how much France, Switzerland are a part of me. I recalled the voice of my grandmother who lived in Normandie, on my mom’s side who loved to record herself singing Edith Piaf, Mireille Mathieu, Line Renaud on an old recording system now that we’d call vintage. In acting and in psychology we talk a lot about blood memory, as I pursue my career I often get the chance to tap into these roots. I sometimes don’t even know the details of them, but they are a part of me. I am thankful for life and for having the chance to feel it and live it to the fullest.
Photo taken by the Actors Alliance while I was performing a monologue from Orange is The New Black.
Much love – Bisous, Caroline