Well, I had pretty hideous luck with auditions this year. I got called back for only one of the six shows the Drama Department auditioned for this year. . .and then didn't get ithe part. But the same thing happened to one of my friends-- and she is a good actor-- so maybe we all just have dry spells. I was really disappointed, though. My old director from Hair didn't even call me back, and (I thought) I gave a really good audition.
I really wanted to do the show I got called back for-- it was directed by this woman who went to Juilliard and is kind of the Acting Goddess of the department. There were a lot of senior drama majors that she didn't call back, so I was really honored that she picked me for a second audition, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. . .
I was kind of hysterical when I saw the cast list, and Ryan said he'd never heard me sound so upset (I called him to whine). I know it sounds like it shouldn't have been a big deal, but it was to me. I've been rejected before and haven't cried over anything like that in a while, but I wanted to do her show so much. . .I thought, "What am I going to do?" Not just her show, but almost every drama dept. show through October or November had just been cast, and I was in *none* of them. It was a pretty crappy feeling, especially since I didn't fuck up my auditions or anything like that.
That night I had a call-back for the one-act festival I did last year, and I almost blew it off. I was like, "Screw it. I don't want another rejection." But, I pulled myself up my the seat of my proverbial pants and went and acted like hell. So, I guess the story does have a happy ending. . .I am playing Edna in "Waiting for Lefty" (one of the one-acts) and life is good. I was so happy when I saw the cast list. Lefty was my first choice for one-act, and Edna was my favorite character w/i the play. I am the belligerent wife of a striking taxi-driver-- woo-hoo! First rehearsal is tonight. Oh yeah, and the director is really talented.
So, I think I'm gonna be all right. Amen.
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