Dudes, to the long list of grievances the world has with Facebook, I’d like to add another: it ate my Green Room. Yes, this very blog. When I finally came-to in the belly of that great whale, I saw that a great majority of things I ought to be posting about here, in depth, have been summed-up into tidy little two-liners and posted on Facebook instead. For shame. Here’s just a sampling of what had been swallowed:
August 12, 2010 :: Ro Preston just "reviewed" my show and between me and Shad, called MY character "frumpy." Seriously?! She's a working girl endlessly put-upon by a jobless jackass and SHE'S frumpy? Doesn't help my self-esteem that I wasn't *trying* to be frumpy, and those are *my* clothes.
August 15, 2010 :: our final Fringe performance yesterday brought yet another sold-out house (yay, team!). Despite doggy hospitals and people hospitals keeping me from the full experience as an audience member, it was still a good run. Nap time.
August 26, 2010 :: BBC mentioned that Sean Connery was nominated to be the Sexiest Man of the 20th Century. Personally, I'd rather get Atticus Finched than Double-Oh-Sevened any day.
September 9, 2010 :: POLL TIME! What is your favorite audio book, and why? - OR - who is your favorite audio book narrator, and why?* [*Why ever do I ask, you ask? I'm starting research on effective narration for audio books, and want to know what resonates with listeners.]
September 17, 2010 :: awesome thing #2 about today: learning that my character/dialect research is best accomplished by watching The Muppet Movie.
September 21, 2010 :: going stag to the Ivey Awards was the right choice - it manifested the koala/earcalyptus treatment from Christine Weber! It awarded Shad Cooper the little-known Ivey for Best Ability to Make Leigha Blush! It won me the title "Dark Princess of the Amazon!" All in all, a fabulous evening surrounded by fabulous people. So proud of the Twin Cities theater scene. So deeply proud.
September 21, 2010 :: quick turnaround needed for a VO audition, so doing it from home this morning; trying hard to shake my sleepy morning voice.
September 22, 2010 :: yo, Twins, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but y'all made me late for my VO gig this afternoon. Luckily, I had the best producer of all time. All time! Love to Mark for being wonderful about it. [I'm usually 15+ minutes early to these things, and I was 5 minutes late. Suck.]
September 28, 2010 :: is now a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild. Granted, it was a huge surprise this morning (holy initiation fee, bajesus!) but it was inevitable since I've been a must-join for months. Look for the Progresso Soup and Totino's Party Pizza ads on a TV near you.
October 13, 2010 :: the only thing that gives me more hives than calculus? Scripts wherein I have to learn absurdly long monologues about calculus. If this were David Auburn's "Proof," I'd be okay with it. But it's not. It's so very, very not. GAG.
So now that leighahorton.com is all brand-new and shiny (have you looked yet?! DO! There’s so much more to see and hear! Photos! Videos! Audio clips!), it also comes with the promise of better communication. Pinkie-swear. Now, who wants to help me get the plankton out of my hair?