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New Year, new me? Plus musings on first term at LAMDA…

Haaaaappy New Year WordPress!!

Hello everyone 😀 How are we all? I’ve literally just logged into WordPress now and around this time last year I made this site on the whim and the stats today, right now, are crazy. Just wanted to say thank you to all the readers out there for supporting my blog over this past year! I’ve loved reading all the emails and seeing other people being inspired from this to start writing their own WordPress blogs. Absolute awesome feeling.

 

So, the New Year! Have we all made resolutions? Looking back on my last year resolutions I said to myself: now listen, you are getting into NYT and getting a BA place at drama school – and somehow all that positive thinking came true. I was recently recommended the book ‘The Secret’ and it talks about how to utilise the positive Laws of Attraction in the universe…. now I know that may sound a little different but a little different is GOOD sometimes so trust me – get this book.

For this year my new year resolution is to explore more. Explore London more for one; and to have courage to explore my choices. Good actors make good choices and to do that I think you have to be comfortable to be bold. So that’s what I am setting myself for this year 🙂

My first term at LAMDA has been wonderful and I can honestly say I feel more in my body and voice. Adjusting to 38 contact hours a week was tough at first but you get used to it; and to be honest – I quite enjoy the intensity. (Oh yeah – it takes a special type of person to say that, I know.)

Looking back now, it hasn’t been easy though because I feel drama school is as much reflective as it is active. So in a sense, I could do exercises all day but only when I come home to process what the hell just happened to my body do I ‘absorb’ the lesson. Therefore the lessons require your constant, personal reflection to help you grow. So it has been tough, but then again, it’s just what I asked for :’)

So for you readers out there who are auditioning this year (and yes I may be popping around at your LAMDA audition ;)) – just to confirm – it’s worth it.

 

All my best,

AA x

(Aspiring Actress)

 

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Thoughts after the National Youth Theatre 2016

Hellooooooo WordPress 😘

Okay, don’t kill me, I know this has been a while BUT I’m back. Moving to London and beginning drama school has been insane and this is the first moment I’ve actually had to sit and write; so here we go.
The National Youth Theatre.

I don’t think I’ve ever met such like-minded, genuinely decent people in my life. I know that seems quite the compliment but I mean it.

We laughed, we cried, we raved, we danced, we wrote, we sung, we made stories and we all made really good friends. I bloody loved it and the people that I worked with just completely made it for me. Hands down. And now I am officially a member of NYT!!! 😀

The Trinity Laban halls turned out to be rather interesting… As in I AM GLAD TO HAVE EXPERIENCED HALLS BUT NEVER AGAIN.

Oh my.

I couldn’t sleep some nights because some rather vocal, alcohol abused 18 year olds had – oh you know – little parties at 3 am and I was SO cool with it.

Nah I’m exaggerating a little – halls wasn’t that bad, but it was nice to have had the experience. The utter joy.

The best thing at NYT for me was probably the sense of community that I left with at the end. Now I know that sounds disgustingly cheesy of me but alas, it’s true. There was this final moment on the last day where all of the courses sang a song on the field opposite Trinity Laban and it was the most uplifting experience. It’s just the feeling of togetherness that I loved and it really clicked for me that this really is the true National Youth Theatre: just being together as a company and doing what we love.

I really urge anyone who is just the slightest bit interested in having fun – audition for the National Youth Theatre! Trust me, you will not regret it.

If you don’t get in the first time: ‘fail again, fail better.’ (Beckett)

Thanks for reading 😎

AA x

(Aspiring Actress)

P.S having a BALL at LAMDA 🙂

LAMDA offer and final thoughts

Hello 🙂

So a few of you readers have already seen my LAMDA final round audition blog but if you haven’t – I found out about 3 days ago that I got in! By some miracle I’ve managed to persuade them to give me a place. I could not be happier!!!

Looking back when I first started Aspiring Actress I certainly did not expect all the love that has come my way through my ups and downs of this audition process. You guys have been SO amazing and every time I finished an audition I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it!! It has brought me so much happiness and I wanted to say thank you to the whole WordPress fambo!! I remember when I was auditioning for the first time and I found so much comfort in reading other people’s experiences on the internet, so I’m so glad I decided to start writing too! A few people have commented/messaged me and said that my blog really helped them to know what’s coming up for them and as I’ve written about 7 drama schools and their recalls it will hopefully help auditonees in the future too ❤ I haven’t decided yet but I may be blogging about my time at LAMDA but we shall have to wait and see. That felt so weird typing that – ‘my time at LAMDA.’ GAH.

Finally, I would just like to add to anyone reading this who didn’t get that recall or didn’t get that place – DON’T GIVE UP! Keep knocking on that door, improving yourself and they will open it when they see you are ready. Don’t ever take no for an answer because (I’m sounding so cheesy right now I know but I don’t care bare with me) you can achieve anything you want to when you focus your mind. I honestly think good actors are good people, and good things come to good people. Hang on in there. As I heard from a wonderful man once – ‘see you at the top.’

AA x

(Aspiring Actress)