Yesterday afternoon I made my way into Philly for another audition for an industrial. My agent sent me in on it, so I knew that I had to say yes if I want her to keep sending me in for other auditions. (Note: I want her to keep sending me in for other auditions.) Unlike my previous audition, this one was more of a scene with real dialogue, and I was reading it with a casting assistant at the office. I knew that I had to go in and be very natural, not try to "act" the script at all but just let the words come out. I struggled with that style in my audition a few weeks ago, so it was part of my preparation for this one. I thought I did a good job with it yesterday, and the CA said that I gave a good read. That was encouraging, even if nothing comes from this specific audition. I don't expect to hit the ball out the park my first time up, but I do hope I continue to get better the more I try.
After the audition, I checked around in some local bookstores, and then found a sports bar where I could watch the Phillies in Game 2 of the NLCS. And watch them I did, having two back-to-back 4-run innings. The bar was cheering, I was cheering, the entire city of Philadelphia was cheering. I didn't get to see the end of the game, but I saw enough to have hope in my heart as I drove over to West Philly to see a production of "The Trial" by Franz Kafka. I know all the founders of CTC, having worked with them before, and it was really great to see them all agan. I was also there as a reviewer, and I'll be posting my review here on my blog as soon as I submit it to the paper.
I liked the show. I really did. The show was very heavily stylized in terms of everything: performance, lighting, set. I'm usually not one who enjoys that type of theatre; I like my plays a little more traditional. But I'm also a theatrical professional, so I can see what the production was trying to do, and I can see that they accomplished in successfully. So the play is a good one. It gets a good review, because I think it's fundamentally a strong production. It's not the kind of production that really connects with me, but it's still a good production.