The past two months have flown by! I have been keeping busy with plays, commercials, print work, short films, music videos, industrials, and a TV show that airs on Investigation Discovery. Wow, what a great two months!
Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors” opened on October 2nd at The Princess Theater and had a successful run. The play takes place in a hot jury room at the beginning of a jury’s deliberation. Before any formal discussion, they cast a vote in a case that seems so cut and dry. Eleven of the jurors vote “guilty.” Only one juror votes “not guilty,” Juror #8 (self). As tempers rise throughout the play, slowly but surely, Juror #8 guides the others toward a verdict of “not guilty.” I never thought I would have the opportunity to play Juror #8 (pictured below). I enjoyed every second of the challenge.
Below: Alea Figueroa as Juror #8. Photo by Nick Murphy.
Above: Cast & Crew of "Life, Camera, Action." Click below to watch it now!
Above: Screenshot of "Life, Camera, Action." In the midst of rehearsing and performing “12 Angry Jurors,” I also worked on two short films. I was cast as the lead in “All is Lost,” directed by Chris Beemer, a short film that asks the question, “How far will you go for revenge and love?” That film shot in downtown Clermont in September and while shooting, I met Joshua Ortiz. Josh was shooting the behind the scenes footage and we truly enjoyed working together. After we wrapped “All is Lost,” Josh asked me to star in his next short “Life, Camera, Action.” This film is about never giving up on your dreams, despite what obstacles may get in your way. I love the message.
I have also been fortunate enough to keep my days busy acting in a number of commercials for companies such as Universal Studios and Geekology, industrials for Diamond Resorts and Florida Hospital, the Planet Asia “Mystique” music video, and modeling for print advertisements for the 2014 Disney Food & Wine Festival and Crescent Bayshore Communities. The highlight in October was getting a call from my agent telling me the good news that I was booked as a DETECTIVE on Investigation Discovery’s “TRUE CRIME.”
It truly has been a phenomenal two months. I am so thankful for all of my family’s love, support, and understanding of my crazy schedule. Thank you!
For now, I will keep pushing to get as many acting jobs as I can. Every day is an adventure and I love the journey I am on!
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