About any wardrobe requests for my new head shots this month. They all basically said the same thing, "most with a goatee, some without." "Some in a suit and tie, some in a t-shirt, some in a collared shirt, unbuttoned." "Some friendly, some menacing."
I had another conversation with my agent/manager based in Lancaster. She usually sends me out for Philadelphia auditions. Personally, I really don't mind hopping on the boltbus to go to Philly. The tix are usually $20 and it only eats up half of my day. It's just a 2 hour ride from NYC after all. So anyway. My agent told me that a lot of film action is happening in Pittsburgh. I love Pittsburgh, my Dad's family is from there, it's a really great town. And recent Roethlisberger rape allegations aside, I love the Steelers.
Pittsburgh is a 6 1/2 hour drive away from NYC.
It turns out that the places are OK with an actor recording an audition and sending it in via e-mail. But for callbacks......ya gotta be there. My question is to my fellow actors (assuming any actually read this): would you rent a car and drive to Pittsburgh for a callback? Let's assume its for a BIG project. Like a recurring role in a network TV show in prime time. Would you do it? I know I would. Let's also assume it could be for a day player role for a pilot? Would you do it? I probably would......I suppose.
What's everyone's thoughts?