Nice Work If You Can Git It

Chloe Condon
Jun 19, 2018 · 10 min read
Xanadu at New Conservatory Theatre Center- 2012
“You’re going to pay me HOW MUCH for 3 months of work?!” Me as Sally Brown in Snoopy!!! the Musical (yes, the show has 3 exclamations in the title) at 42nd Street Moon
Me, as Princess Fiona in “Shrek the Musical” at Berkeley Playhouse, feeling very hesitant about my life choices.

Taking Feedback

Me as Agnes in Gypsy, Broadway By the Bay- 2012
  • You’re not the right “type”
  • You’re not ethnic-looking enough
  • You’re too skinny
  • You’re not skinny enough
  • You didn’t have good chemistry on stage [with a male actor]
  • You’re “too vanilla”
  • You’re not “hipster enough”
  • And, my personal favorite: “You’re blonde”
Because it’s ok to make fun of race and gender, but not falling into a pond.

The “10 Block Rule”

We all know how “Carrie” ends… don’t talk shit. (Carrie the musical, Ray of Light Theatre- 2013)
  • Conference attendees discussing how much they disliked a talk on the conference floor in front of the booth of the speaker’s company
  • Interviewees mentioning their disdain for a technology that is created/maintained by the company they are interviewing for
  • And, my personal favorite: the dude outside a presentation room who said “This topic seems boring, but nothing else on the agenda looked good” to me… I was the person giving the talk. 😐

You Never Know Who is In the Audience

Me as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Berkeley Playhouse- 2014

Every Audition is Good Practice

Me as Penny in Hairspray, Broadway By the Bay- 2012

There Are No Small Roles (just small actors)

Me in Gypsy, Broadway By the Bay- 2012 🐄…nope- look harder…

Big Finale

Finale as Penny in Hairspray, Broadway By the Bay- 2012 (2nd to the left, with the giant red wig)
Yes- I really get paid for this.

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Musical theatre actress turned developer evangelist.

NewCo Shift

Covering the biggest shift in business and society since the industrial revolution