Hi guys! Had a great weekend overall! Filmed a new cover song with my friend Carla for our channel, Songs That Embarrass Our Families which you should 100% check out!
So that was all super positive and awesome! I’m also in a show at Second City in Hollywood with such an amazing cast of women and it’s been such a great experience! I am so proud of the show and everything we have put together. Last night was our second show, however, and I do not feel like I did my best.
I’m not sure if I put pressure on myself because I know it’s such a great show so I want to do an amazing job with it. And I also know that, while I know I could have done a little better, I still did my job and did well enough. But I can’t help feeling disappointed that I could have done more. I don’t know what it was. Maybe just a second show slump? I don’t know.
I realized that I maybe was resting on the fact that we have a good show and I didn’t put the pressure on myself to go over all the sketches I was in in my head and make sure I knew what I was doing. I just assumed we had rehearsed enough that I had it and it would come to me naturally on stage. We don’t have scripts, so while the sketches have their beats and we basically know what we are going to say, it is still largely improvised. I think that’s where my slacking attitude came from this last show.
I am really excited for the show this Sunday. And I now know that I have to reevaluate my time spent before the show. I need to go over what it is I need to do and get into a better headspace so that I can be the best I can be.
Also! For any performers out there, does it help or hurt you to know who is in the audience? At this theater I was able to see the entire audience before we went on and I think that weirdly psyched me out a little bit. So maybe also for myself, I should remember not to be aware until after the show.
Let me know in the comments what you guys do to prep before shows! Would love any tips!