Check out my return to The DK show!

Join Danielle and myself on our journey through “Swirlyville” pondering why there is a need for the question, “What kind of black girl do white guys like?”

Danielle and I have a very important conversation about strength, love and obstacles.

ENJOY!!!

AHHHH So Exciting! Join me and @Daneyel_Sade as we talk about Spring wedding trends on The DK Show!

This is not necessarily my first time hosting on a show, but it is my first time talking about fashion and hosting on Danielle’s fabulous show!!! It was so much fun to film and…well take a look for yourself!

I will be on The DK Show 2 more times to discuss, spring trends and shhh!!! *whispered* interracial dating…

Tune in and subscribe to her fantastic channel!

Yay! I am working very hard on this event and would love to see all of your wonderful faces on Madison Avenue during the event!

aroscommunications:

Madison Avenue is once again a cultural epicenter with the introduction of On Your Toes on Madison Avenue. Partnering with New York City Ballet in association with AVENUE Magazine, accessory boutiques on Madison Avenue are celebrating New York City Ballet’s 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with special window displays, in-store programming and a private shopping event where NYCB dancers will greet shoppers, “Shop with the Dancers”!

Join us on March 15-22 for a memorable celebration of Art, Culture and DANCE!!!

Co-Hosting on The DK Show!!!

I had a ton of fun yesterday with my good friend, Danielle, co-hosting her show, The DK Show! Danielle asked me to come on to discuss fashion and lifestyle.

The DK Show is so much fun and we had a blast making it!

Will post the video when it airs. In the meantime, check out some of her other videos!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/watchdkshow

Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White
Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!
~Brit
lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST
We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!
Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix
Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby
Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond
Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow
Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont
Bonner Demling … Maggie Black
Victor Carinha … Seth Farris
Jose Valdez … Fred White

Hey guys! So it’s official! I am apart of the supporting cast of Letters to Quentin and they have launched an indiegogo campaign that could really help this series take off. Please go to this link for more info!

~Brit

lobsterflipproductions:

"LETTERS TO QUENTIN" SUPPORTING CAST

We’re incredibly excited to announce most of our supporting cast today! Don’t forget to donate/signal boost for our Indiegogo campaign! We can’t do this without you!

Matthew Stannah … Quentin Phoenix

Kelley Van Dilla … Alex Whitby

Teresa Bouquet … Rachel Desmond

Meredith Antoian … Melissa Woodrow

Brit-Chardé Sellers … Vanessa Freemont

Bonner Demling … Maggie Black

Victor Carinha … Seth Farris

Jose Valdez … Fred White

(via brienne-the-blue)

Thanks to a Backstage article…I got the part!!!

I’m sure this sounds incredibly cheesy but there was an article recently on Backstage.com that got me really thinking and adjusted the way I think about characters, life and acting in general. I went into my latest audition with this article surging through my mind and was pleasantly surprised with what I came up with! Later, I found out I got the part!

Casting is, in many ways, a risk averse process, especially if you’re an unknown quantity. You are being considered to be an employee on a particular project—usually one of a hundred or so employees. Besides bringing something unique to the role, the people hiring you need to feel sure that you’ll be a professional who will deliver when it counts and not cost the production any unforeseen money—the same as any of the other people employed on the project. 

So, in the audition, it’s not only important to feel a high degree of confidence in yourself, but also to realize that everything you do from beginning to end needs to give the people in the room the confidence to give you the job. 

Here are three things that can make the powers that be feel sure that you’re the one:

1. Your work. There is no such thing as being good enough—either you’re undeniable or you go home. You need to displaythe present moment connectedness that grows out of strong, resonant choices. Further, you need to show that you have the ability to make those choices personal by exploring the color, temperature, and texture of each choice so that the audition has the intimate feeling of a person revealing themselves, and all they have to offer, moment by moment. By doing so, you’ll show them you have the skill to make the words so much your own that they’ll feel like they are hearing them for the very first time. In other words, you need to wrap yourself around the words on the page to such a degree that all they can see is you in the role. Then and only then will you have provided the powers that be the confidence they need to have in your skills and ability. 

2. Professional presence. A strong audition enables the people in the room to picture you on set doing the job. If you’re anxious and edgy, they’ll just see an actor having a rough audition. If you’re bold and powerful, they’ll see a high functioning actor who will be in control every step of the way. A big part of the picture they have of you is your professionalism in the room, and a big part of being a strong professional in the room is acceptance. Job-getting actors accept the room just the way it is—nothing is good or bad; it’s the room they have on that day. The calm sense of control that comes from this acceptance is both winning and empowering. It allows you to take and hold your space with authority, control the pace and the flow of the audition, and be collaborative and intelligent in your adjustments. Your presence needs to make a difference. The people in the room need not only to know that you were there, but that they were left feeling confident and energized because you were there.

3. Your personality. You’re being hired for all of you, not just the work, and it is a basic tenet of any business that people hire people they like. Even though you may only be in the room for a very short time your personality counts. Many actors mistakenly think that if it’s just a pre-read or if you’re being put on tape that it doesn’t really matter how you show up in the room. Not true. Auditions are all about moments and sometimes it is just one moment that distinguishes who gets the job and who doesn’t. There is an ease to the actors who book the job. There is no neediness or sense of apology. These actors are unrehearsed, natural and present in every moment of the process. Their works is done and inside of them, so that their minds, bodies, and hearts are free to take in and be a part of their surroundings, and connect to everyone in the room without distraction. They are easy to like and someone you’d look forward to working with.

It’s important to remember that you can’t give what you don’t have and if you’re not confident in your skills, your work will be uninspired, your presence will be weak, and your personality will be muted. If you don’t feel it, the people in the room won’t either. But if you have a way of preparing that enables you to be supremely confident in your work and yourself, you’re on your way to the job!

Check out the article here

Back in the game!!!

After a month and a half of being out of the acting game, thanks to a dislocated hip and stomach virus, I am auditioning again. I started back two weeks ago but now I’m buckling down.

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Also, trying a new fitness regiment, still training for another half marathon and possibly a full marathon this year. And trying a new diet thing… Check it out: Here! And I’m sticking to it!

Trying to get my acting back on track!

And that’s all she wrote…

In time for throwback Thursday. Here is a video of my mime class dance performance at the University at Buffalo. Choreographed by yours truly.

Dancers: Stephanie Lee Genco, Greg Pryzbylak and Brit-Chardé Sellers

Yay!

Join us tonight at the Society of Illustrators for an exclusive fashion sketching session with Jorge Vega Umana! Invite above!!!

Congrats to my Hunting Season family and all of the fans, friends and family members that contributed! We made our goal and season 2 is officially in pre-production!

Congrats to my Hunting Season family and all of the fans, friends and family members that contributed! We made our goal and season 2 is officially in pre-production!

Unprofessionalism

Well this is a new one…

I was contacted the other day by someone who said, they had a booking for me but did not specify who they were or what the project was. They called me and instead of telling me right away who they were, they said, “You applied for a booking?”. So I said, “I apply to a lot of things. Who am I speaking to and what are you referring to?” Apparently that was the wrong thing to say because this person starting going off, “This is why people like you don’t get jobs and you are gonna keep on applying because no one will hire you…” After that, I decided I didn’t want to hear any more and hung up. A couple of hours later, I get a very long and involved text message. Highlights of the text message were:

you will never get a job and I’m tired of actors acting like I need to kiss their asess

You will never have a pot to piss in ant window to thro it out of

Your ungrateful and that why black girls be taking their chitlen asses to the welfare center

All said with horrific grammar!!! Not sure what made me angrier, the fact that this was being said, or the fact that everything was so grammatically wrong!

I tried to peacefully respond telling them that all I wanted to know was who they were and what project they were referring to but when I was met with hostility I decided against hearing any more. I then told them that if they wanted to continue the conversation intelligently, they knew my number. Their response, “The delet my number dumb ass”

A true moment of professionalism…

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN MET WITH UNPROFESSIONAL MOMENTS?

As an actor, you come across a lot of different types of people, some are nice, some are professional but cold, and some are rude. You have to learn not to take things personally because sometimes, that’s just someone’s personality type. I often have to watch how I say things because words can get lost in translation. Sarcasm and tone plays into this heavily.

When you are met with hostility, it’s always good to try to be as polite as possible if you decide to respond. Not responding is the best way to get rid of a harasser. Be careful using condescension. I wouldn’t advise meeting any hostility with subtle hostility.

I hope this doesn’t have to happen to any of you but prepare yourselves, people are brutal and mean for no reason.

@HuntingSeasonTV Returns…

But only with your help!

Hunting Season will hopefully be making a return to your computer monitors but only if they raise enough money to continue and that’s where you come in. 

Kickstarter is a lovely tool and now Hunting Season creator, Jon Marcus needs your help to launch season 2!

Please go to Kickstarter to show your support for the show!!! Six Seasons and a Movie! (sorry Community fans, it really applies here too)

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well! 
The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!
Cast:
Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell
Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers
Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II
Nicole - Kim Quick
Mama Jean - Kim Jones
Jennifer - Crystal Blake
Lexi - Melissa Puello
The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown
Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

I’m super excited! We just got our cast photos done and look at how great they came out!!! Check out the cast of The Well!

The Well was written and is produced by A Story to Tell Productions. Our first performance is Dec. 7th in Bordentown, NJ and then we are taking it to NEW YORK CITY! To get tickets to the Bordentown, dinner and show performance, please go here!

Cast:

Sidney Avid - Rajab Croswell

Rebecca Avid - Brit-Chardé Sellers

Sean - John-Deric Mitchell II

Nicole - Kim Quick

Mama Jean - Kim Jones

Jennifer - Crystal Blake

Lexi - Melissa Puello

The Well was written and produced by Keisha Monique Brown

Directed by Emmanuella Prochet

Yesterday, I ran the Staten Island half-marathon! That was tough! After only 2 real weeks of training and many problems, including a popped-out hip, a knee injury and shin splints, I was able run over that finish line with my head held high! I finished at 2:20:00, running just over 00:10:45 per mile.

The best part of the day was the feeling and comradery of the environment. Everyone was there to show support to the Staten Islanders after the devastation of Sandy. Some runners also had their own agendas for running, whether it was for a cause or just to challenge themselves, they were there to fight for happiness! It was incredibly encouraging and inspiring!

issarae:

PET PEEVE: When people habitually repeat stories and I’m like, “You told me,” and they’re like, “Blahblahblah-samestory-blahblahblah.” Major thanks to @tarynsouthern for guest starring.