Japan? Outstanding. Were you born there? Well, Phoenix is not all that bad. Actually, I'm beginning to enjoy it more and more.
Yes, transportation can be very rough. But, all-in-all, you're in a good spot (Scottsdale), and the job opportunities are great and still growing out there.
Good luck on your hunt though.
Well, it sounds like your resume already has some good stuff on it. Extra work and modeling is always a plus.
I actually started acting, here in Phoenix, about 15 years ago and have been doing it ever since.
Let me know if you're interested in audition information here in the valley. By the way, do you have an agent here yet? Let me know if you need help with a kick-start and I'll do what I can. How old are you? What's your ethnicity?
Well, I actually open a show tomorrow night with Southwest Shakespeare Company. I've included the link if you're interested.