hello please let me audition for you by Sarah Deller

how does one communicate passion and sincerity in a letter of introduction? I feel capable of reflecting earnest, intense love in journaling, in personal letters, and in fiction and nonfiction (where it is something else entirely).

but in a letter of introduction?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! when a sincere person and an insincere person could write something virtually identical?!?! when sincerity could sound desperate or cartoonish? perhaps that is the risk one must take.

coming soon! by Sarah Deller

Perhaps because I am so nervous at auditions (!), either when I have to sing or otherwise (!), a little known fact about me is that I am a classically trained soprano and that, in addition to my other pursuits, I aspire to be a folk singer. To rectify this, I have long been considering filming a series of videos of myself and friends singing various traditional songs I find really beautiful. 

So tonight, my partner and I am meeting to rehearse what will probably be the first song in this series: a rendition of the English song "What Will We Do."

Watch this space!! ~*~get excited!!~*~ (this means u, ma). 

the lass is back in class by Sarah Deller

It's so nice getting back into the swing of things! As much as I love rehearsing, it is really, really awesome to have all this time to pursue other projects and areas of interest. 

I just got back from my first Cape Breton step dancing class! Rad time. But it reminded me of how much I've missed being part of the Gaelic / Scottish community here in the past couple years. Anyway, step dancing was great. I've always been so interested in different types of percussive dancing, but I've never really pursued it. As a kid I was completely obsessed with Riverdance and Feet of Flames, haha. I remember those were the only nights my mom really let me stay up, those nights that Riverdance was on. Maybe that's the real reason I liked it. 

Also, today I read at an audition for a short film I'm going to be part of. It was a great learning experience, actually - I was so relaxed because I was already cast and so I was just reading with others. There was no pressure or anything and I could just have fun and explore. Then I was like wait - could all my auditions could be like this?????? So relaxed???? Like i could do the acting????  like it could bE FUN???? So who knows if I'll be able to actually remind myself of that on days when I'm auditioning, but it was still a nice feeling. 

And this week I'll be able to start working on my Gaelic again - tha mi an dòchas gum bi.

Happenings by Sarah Deller

I've put up some production photos for Our Country's Good. There aren't a lot of our cast in Act II, which is a bit of a shame, but there are some great ones from Act I. Also these photos are sans my petroleum jelly greasy hair - quite a loss indeed. 

Tomorrow we audition for The Seagull! Terrifying.