A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to stage manage a show at the same theatre that gave me the chance to play a beaver onstage. I was so excited – Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of my absolute favorite Shakespearean pieces!
But after a long month at work, it turns out that due to conflicts, I can’t do it. I’m so BUMMED!
So I offered to help run auditions and do other things with the show as my time allowed. Really, anything to be in the theatre!
I spent the day in the theatre with auditions and then call backs. The turn-out was better than expected, around thirty actors or so. I think the director can get a cast with the group that came out.
Oh but you have no idea how much it KILLED me to not to be able to audition! Sitting there and watching everyone go up and read, it was all I could do not to debate in my mind back and forth the merits of asking the director if I could read a monologue. My friends at the audition tried to convince me to read, too.
But I knew that my schedule would not work out if I got the part. And even if I did, I would be so stressed about it that it just kill me – literally! With the work fundraiser and Husband’s Barrister Ball in January, it would be too much.
I’m impressed with myself – and proud too - that I was able to stick to my guns and not audition even though I REALLY wanted to. I think I just might be growing up.