The time has come — is, in fact, long overdue — for me to find an agent. There, I said it. I have put feelers out, and several friends have given me recommendations on where to submit, and even been kind enough to offer themselves as references. Time now to put together some resumes and headshots, write me up some cover letters, maybe tack on some quotes from reviews, and see what happens.
I have, on occasion, sent my stuff in to agents before. I have encountered no success. I also sent my stuff in unsolicited. The agents had not seen me, I had no recommendations, and few reviews to speak of. I think I’ve got a better handle on what I’m doing this time.
I’m fast approaching a “now or never” point in my life. Without going into detail, let me say that certain aspects of my working life in which I had been comfortable have recently become distinctly un-comfortable. I was complacent; now things are shaking up and it is time for me to get my shit together.
The funny thing is, when it comes to theater, I have never been busier. The show I wrote opens in two weeks. I’ve been cast in a show at my home theater that workshops this fall, and performs next winter. I’ve just joined a company that performs Shakespeare for high school students. And I have an audition coming up about which I am very excited. If I get that, that’s five plays I’ll be acting in this season. That’s crazy. And awesome. But also crazy.
But as busy as I am, I have bills to pay, and my old comfortable plan doesn’t seem like it’s going to pan out the way I’d hoped. So now it’s time to step up my game. Part of me wishes that such a move could have been played out more on my own terms, but at the same time I know myself well enough to know that if circumstances hadn’t dictated it, I might have been content to let things ride as they were indefinitely.
I hate to be so vague. Nobody should be worrying about my health or anything like that. It’s just time for a change. And it’s stressful as all hell, but in the end I think it will turn out to be a good thing.