The Fabricated Goddess

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Here's How It Works.....

Or, How To Annihilate Your Sense of Self Confidence In 9 Easy Steps. Step 1: spend two days preparing a monologue for an audition. Step 2: audition. Step 3: get phone call from producer - 'we really, REALLY liked you, you did a great audition, but unfortunately, you know, because of the other casting, we couldn't find a place for you this time. BUT you were good!. And we aren't just saying that! We have other shows!' click. [this means I look too young for the older parts, too old for the younger parts, too short, too skinny, too cute, too something to fit in] Step 4: allow 10 minutes of self pity (give or take a week or so) and then move on. Step 5: producers phone again - 'hey listen, one of the other actresses MAY drop out, and there MIGHT be possibly a part opening up, would you still be interested? We'll call you back.' Step 6: wait two days. Step 7: producers phone AGAIN - 'Hey listen, it looks like the other actress is going to be able to do the show. [OF COURSE SHE IS!] Wanna do props for us instead?' [Hmm, not really, but okay, because I want to look like I can handle the rejection maturely.] Step 8: slowly lose hope of ever performing again. Step 9: repeat, ad nauseum.....


  • The producers are idjits (and pretty insensitive to pull you back and forth like that; they couldn't have waited till they knew for sure about the other actress and save you the last two phonecalls? sheesh). They don't know what they're missing out on, not taking you on for the part.

    Don't lose hope. Keep trying, and I'm sure you'll find a non-idjit producer who'll let you back on that stage again... it'll happen. I've got faith in you. :)

    By Anonymous zephie, at 3/19/2007 03:18:00 a.m.  

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