Who is El Gallo?
Ever since I became a full time actor I've had to expand in my mind what it truly means to WORK. There is the auditioning side of an actors life that is constantly being honed and perfected. And once you've booked a job, the preparation for the role begins.
Before, When juggling multiple jobs (delivery, personal trainer, chorus member) at times I would short change some things. Don't get me wrong, I always show up knowing all of my notes and rhythms and having them as close to memorized as possible. But sometimes I wouldn't delve past what was in the show's libretto.
I wouldn't be too upset with myself if I had not read the source material. Or if I hadn't read all of the online sources available for that role, that show, that time period, or whatever may be available for the expansion of my knowledge for that project.
Fortunately I've been lucky enough to work with many directors who are not only knowledgeable, but very accommodating and eager to educate their cast. I have yet to perform a show without feeling well acquainted with the material as a whole. But that doesn't excuse the fact that sometimes I didn't do my homework.
This changes NOW!
In an effort to not only educate myself, but also give you guys a look into what an actor thinks, sees, and breathes into a piece I've decided to continuously film my explorations and findings.
I'm currently in LOVE with telling stories through film and my skills as a video editor are growing by the day! My goal with these videos is to educate. To motivate. To innovate. And (most IMPORTANTLY) to Entertain. So please enjoy the videos!
The first videos in this series centers around my upcoming performances of El Gallo in The Fantasticks with Festival 56. You can watch the first video that explains the show and the character in depth RIGHT HERE! The Second episode can be watched here:
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Until Next Time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It.
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain