Some say if you want to make it as an actress you’ve either got to be in New York or Los Angeles. I’m inclined to agree.
I’ve been living in Georgia on and off since the 90’s and have had the opportunity to experience many things. Being the bigger fish in a smaller pond has its perks. You’re able to hone your craft and make a name for yourself on a local level. I’ve been able to be in movies and theatre that probably would have been much harder had I started out in New York or LA. I think it’s always better to head to one of those cities once you have a resume on you already. Just starting out in those markets is extremely hard and frustrating.
With that said, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time for me to make the to move to Los Angeles. I want to make some contacts there and take my career to the next level. I plan on keeping my contacts in Georgia (they were hard to get ya know) and doing the bi-coastal thing. I love living in the south, but I know it is time.
I’m originally from Bronx, New York and I’m not in too much of a rush to head back to the hustle and bustle that only New York has. When I performed on Broadway last summer with “The Lion King” I dreaded having to take the train and deal with all of those New Yorkers day to day.
I’m excited about Los Angeles and all of its possibilities. I’ll be essentially starting from ground zero. I’ll have to search for agents, managers and workshops so that I’m able to network. I’ve learned from other actors and actress that you’ve got to do your own homework. Don’t just wait for your agent to call you.
I’ll be doing some video postings on my agent search. Perhaps you might be looking for the same thing as I am.
I’m truly going on faith that this next step is right one. The journey continues!!!
Until next time, stay inspired.
-Christine Horn (Your favorite Tall Black Actress)