Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Let it Go
Last night, I went out for another audition. We'd been closed at Spitfire for just over 24 hours, and I was already back pounding the pavement. It was the second open call for a fun musical at a local Equity theatre. I had a good feeling going in, but when the accompanist missed the key on my song, I chose to calmly restart it. We went from the beginning instead of the middle, and I think I did a good job. But as I was leaving the theater, I thought of a lesson I've read in my most recent book. When you leave the room, he says, forget the audition. It was a good job, but not my best, and I'm going to just move on to the next couple auditions I have scheduled. I have five coming up in the next week or so, and I'm trying to schedule more. That's the bit of the business that I hate, but the payoff is worth it. There is nothing else I would rather do than be an actor, and I'm just struggling to make a living at it.