auditions

Recently I had to sit through the general auditions here as a director. Over 80 people in two days (2 hours the first day, 4 the second roughly) is a little overwhelming. This week I was asked to direct a reading of a student written play. Last night as I was falling asleep and thinking about how I have to cast it now.

I had a dream last night that I was in auditions again. We were in a cave, and even though I was the one trying to cast, everyone else in the room seemed to be running the show (“could you do that line with a southern accent? thanks”). I couldn’t hear anyone’s name, and they were reading sides for Bat Boy the musical. I don’t know ANYTHING about Bat Boy, but everyone kept singing, and I kept thinking “there’s no singing in this reading!”

I think I may have hit on something – I hate auditions.

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