Tempus Fugit

Time Flies…

   May 14

Dissection of an Audition

For the first time since I can’t remember I auditioned for a part in a play.

That is not to say I haven’t had parts in plays….it’s just that I haven’t had to audition in a million years.

I think it showed.

The 6 ‘P’s I think play a big part…. Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

I did prepare a monologue…but due to work committments I didn’t really have time to rehearse it to my satisfaction.

I was not overly happy about the selection of monologue either – but given the time I had to choose it and the time I had to prepare…it sufficed.

I think I read okay (nerves aside) but didn’t feel I really demonstrated the dramatic ability I felt capable of.

If I were casting this play, would I cast myself in any of the parts I was trying out for?

I think the answer to that is probably not….but not because I can’t perform – more that I could see other people auditioning who I think would better fill the parts I auditioned for. In this case I think I am either too old or too young for the parts I could do. Ironically, I think I read best for a part I would not have even considered auditioning for.

I’ll come away from the process richer in experience (about time I actually started auditioning more parts) but I am pretty certain I won’t be cast this time around.

What will be will be.

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  1. Emma says:

    I’ve got another “p” for you.


    Darling boy, the “woe was my performance” brand of misery you do so well is a long way from suave. Could you perhaps cultivate a little more “damn the torpedos” attitude?

    Maybe a little martini would help? And a tux?

  2. michael says:

    so when do you find out?

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