Friday, August 18, 2006

No Go

Got the word today (finally!) that I didn't get either of the roles that I read in the farce I had auditioned for. I'm slightly bummed, but the director did say I did a great read, and that he was sorry he couldn't use me for the show, but he would definintely ask me to audition again. I suppose that's something.

He also told me that the older lady who sat in the back of the hall and observed the auditions was very impressed with my audition, and wanted him to keep me in mind for future productions. Apparently, she's the founder of this troupe of players, and her voice carries some weight. It was nice to hear, even if it's just sweet talk because I wasn't cast. (Directors will often try to soften the blow by complimenting your reading.)

Mr. Director said that he was trying to match people in pairs, and I have the sneaking suspicion that the man he planned to cast as my potential husband was the man who was about 7 inches shorter than me. It would look awfully strange (to an audience) to have a six foot tall wife with a 5 foot, 5 inch husband. Oh, well. I probably shouldn't have devoted all that time to rehearsals right now anyway. It's most likely a sign from above that I didn't need to be doing this show. And this way, I'll still be able to go to that Girl Scout event in October that I wanted to attend that was going to conflict with the performance dates.

(Can you tell I'm trying to talk myself out of being disappointed?)

12 comments:

ccw said...

(((hugs))) Sorry you didn't get a part. However, I am convinced it is because an even better is waiting for you that will not conflict with GS or involve a short husband.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Beanie Baby said...

Aww, I'm sorry. Silly director! He just doomed his production, I say.

KLee said...

I'm only midly disappointed. There have been productions that I REALLY wanted a part in that inspired tears when I didn't make the grade. This one wasn't so bad a disappointment comparitively. then there are the productions where the director told me later, "I should have cast you. You'd have done a much better job with that role." Those are always good for a pick-me-up to the ego.

Marni said...

There are bigger and better productions in your future I'm sure... :)

Linda (FM) said...

Well, I'm no help. I'm disappointed for you. I think chocolate is in order for tonight. Lots of chocolate...

Anne Glamore said...

You should try again. There's always a reason for things (even this wrist??) and you sound really busy now.

molly said...

Why do you think they were just trying to soften the blow. Maybe they were really being honest? Sorry you're disappointed, but keep trying.

KLee said...

Oh, I have no problem with auditioning again for the same person. I just always want to be cast, and I can't help feeling somewhat disappointed when I'm not. It's just been such a long while since I did any theater (since Offspring was 9 months old) that I really wanted to get a part in this production.

I think he was trying to soften the blow because he may need to call upon me again in the future, and he doesn't want me to walk away with hurt feelings and not want to audition for him again. And, yes -- some people are so sensitive that they won't "work" for a director who has turned them down before. That's like burning bridges here in my small, incestuous theater town. And sort of arrogant to boot. There isn't ANYONE out there who can't benefit from the occasional constructive critique.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Feh. I'm disappointed, too. But heartened to hear that they may be looking to cast you in the future!

Karyn said...

Their loss.

Although I do think things happen for a reason... you are kind of balls to the wall just now, so maybe this is the Universe's way of making sure you do not give yourself an aneurism. Or something.

Miche said...

Every audition is a good experience -- whether or not you are cast. Now you're going to be even more ready for The Audition That Really Counts!

Bridget said...

sucks. community theatre's can be such political places. nice that they complimented you, even if they were trying to soften the blow it means they liked you enough to want to call on you in the future.