In theatre, the green room is where performers wait to go on stage - its energy consists of excitement, nervousness, anticipation, joy, fear, and any number of things to explain the 'green' - from nausea to envy. Since 2005, this green room has been updated weekly and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the profession - the auditions, the castings, the rejections; the gigs that fail and the gigs that fly.
Leigha Horton is a professional actress residing in Minneapolis, MN and a member of SAG-AFTRA, having joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 2010 and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in 2008. For voice and on-camera booking information, please contact Wehmann Talent Agency. For non-union stage booking information, please contact me
directly. Headshot, resume, and voice-over demo can be downloaded at www.leighahorton.com.
Mero Cocinero’s PopUpKitchen opens tonight at Intermedia Arts! It closes Saturday, November 5 (si, that’s just one short week), so be sure to swing by for a killer four-course meal served up by Mero and the rest of his comrades (yours truly included). Seatings are at 7 pm tonight and tomorrow, and then again Wednesday through Saturday, November 2-5. Reservations recommended but not required.
In true Dia de los Muertos tradition, we’ll be honoring our ancestors through food, telling stories, and cooking together – all with healthy doses of laughter. It’s highly interactive, so we may just hand you a knife and ask you to chop tonight’s carrots with us.
A few weeks ago I voiced a cab-stealing, tiny-dog-carrying Manhattanite for Yoplait Yogurt, thereby effectively extending my car-themed run of VO work (did you miss the Cadillac commercial with Laurence Fishburne where I’m the voice of his talking GPS? Good GOD, go listen! It’s ridiculous! And wonderful! But mostly ridiculous!)
Getting cast for this spot provided a funny realization – there were two spots – one for California, one for New York – and I was cast as the New Yorker. Funny? Funny how? Funny because I was raised in San Diego. California. It ultimately made perfect sense as the client was looking for two different voices, and the Californian was the mother of teenagers (doubtful I could pull that off convincingly). But funny the dichotomy of self-perception v. the perception of others. Gotta say, I kinda love being considered a believable non-native New Yorker. It reminds me of the last time I was there, and constantly being asked for directions, even by local kids. I was in it. SO in it.
All in all, the session was a delight. Spending the morning with the boys from Shout Radio Productions/Shout Creative ranks high on my list of good ways to wake up. And by “boys,” I mean “incredibly talented and accomplished adult men who are also super fun to work with.” Love those guys. Love, love, love.
And yes, I know there’s 10 seconds of general silence at the end with just traffic noises in the background – that’s left open for local tags (“Yoplait is on sale now at your local [insert grocery store name here]”), and I presently have neither the patience nor the…well, just patience really…to edit that ten seconds out. Too busy carrying my tiny dog around.