The play that I was in at Easter time… I just received a flyer for the acting group’s annual membership meeting. And. Um. Um. Um. Under “nominees for extraordinary performance” and actress….IS MY NAME. WHAT?!? Ha ha. I’m not putting much stock in it. The theater society does about 6 plays/musicals in the season. And I can pretty much guarantee that I was a pity nom. Still, it made me laugh in a good natured way this morning before work anyway.
A good little motivation before auditions next month for “Oklahoma!” ?
Certainly more difficult than I remember. Granted, it has been 7 or 8 years since I’ve been on a stage.
You really have to commit 100% to what you are doing or else you kind of end up looking half-assed and ridiculous.
Something else I’ve learned is that being in this play has really highlighted my inability to focus or concentrate for long periods of time. I’m always thinking when I’m on stage instead of just acting. And I’m not always thinking about what I should be doing in the play. :oX
It is difficult, but certainly has been worth while. It will be nice to put some recent experience on my resume the next time I go out and audition.
I’m going to be in a play!
One of my friends, D, asked me this morning how my acting skillz are (the “z” is for extra cool). I said I thought they were good…as long as I don’t try to hard. Then he asked if I wanted to be his wife in an original Christian play that he is in. Well… why not?! It is with the Alden Christian Theatre Society. We are only in Act 1..but hey. It’s something.
I just hope it’s not too crazy-Christian. I’m finally starting to get myself back on track finding my spiritual path. I don’t want to get derailed again.
For another audition and time to start practicing my Louisiana accent. I pretty disappointed at not being cast. Assuming I wasn’t cast because the guy that I met at auditions posted on Facebook that he found out last night that he was cast in two shows. And Then There Were None being one of them.
I wish they would have posted a list publicly… Or at least emailed everyone who auditioned. I mean honestly… There were 11 of us. I am pretty disappointed. It would have been nice to be in a show that was actually local. Not like I would even be cast in the other show… But it would be extra inconvenient to have to drive a half hour plus in the snowiest months of the year. Which means more dangerous driving and a longer commute.
On the other hand, might as well just go and see what happens.
UGH I am just so disappointed.
On Monday, I auditioned for “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. Still waiting to hear what the cast will be. Honestly, I’m not exactly thinking I will be cast. I haven’t been in a show in 6 years (almost 7!). The last time I auditioned for anything was my Freshman year of college (also already 6 years ago…).
I should know by this weekend (according to a dude I met at the auditions). Which means I will know if I am clear to audition for Steel Magnolias in a town about a half hour away from where I live. May as well get involved on the audition circuit, ya know? I may watch “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” to try and get the Southern accent down, dahlin’. ;)
(PS it’s all because of Divine Secrets that I just love the name Vivi!)