Sunday, June 05, 2005

Sometimes at an audition we're asked to tell them something about ourselves (e.g., Second City Touring Company auditions). Usually the auditors are seeking something brief. I think it's possible that we are best served if we share something that is a safe piece of trivia that no one expects but then it's pretty easy to remember, like what is always said about Adam Curry, the inventor of podcasting: that he was once an MTV VJ. It is unrelated to his podcasting contributions, but follows him wherever he is discussed. Seth Godin pointed out the marketing value of an oxymoron such as this, and finding the best piece of non-acting related trivia about ourselves may help us book more work.

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