Last night, I auditioned for Yorick's production of Romeo and Juliet. We played some stupid improv games and I only participated in one. 8( But this kid, Tom, who is CRAZY good, didn't participate at all, so I felt better. I fucking hate improv games. :P
Anyway, so after that, everyone was given a monologue or a dialogue to read. I got a Juliet monologue. ( Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?Collapse )
Not to toot my own horn, but I felt like, out of all the Juliets that I heard read, I think I did the best job of capturing the emotion in the scene..at least vocally! I'm so glad I had that Shakespeare class - I actually understood what I was reading really well. And the two Juliets that read before me were both cut off at the same part (just for timesies) and they let me read for a bit more when I went! :O
After that, I read for Juliet again in a dialogue with Romeo. ( You know..that famous my-lips-two-blushing-pilgrims one.Collapse )
It went really well (dat bit is easy enough) and then the director, Sarah, called up some guys and girls and gave them the same dialogue to read. She didn't say my name, but after they left, she said, "Annie, can I see you?" Yes. "I noticed you checked off that you only want a medium or small role. Do you think you wouldn't be able to handle something like..Juliet because of Harlequin?" UH. No? o.o "OK, I'm going to have you read for her again."
So I read that same dialogue some more with a few different Romeos and I played Tybalt once..alllllllriiiiight. But..yeah, it went really well! And about 40 people were there originally and they sent about half of those people home toward the end. I got to stay and I read a few more times.
Got an email about it today...going back at 8 for a CALLBACK. O.O I am really excited slash noivous! Whether I get a part or not, though, I'm just really proud that I worked up the nerves to audition and I impressed the director and some of my fellow auditioners, understood what I was reading, and actually ended up having a lot of fun and being really social with lots of different people! I hope I get cast! (I know I'm being considered for Juliet.......but I really want to be Samson..."I do not bite my thumb at you, sir...but I do bite my thumb, sir.")
Timoteo got a callback too! :) Bring it, Yorick!