Auditions for directing projects were held last Friday. I tried out, but the whole experience was much different than last semester?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s directing projects.
First, the directing class teacher paired everyone up this time. Last time, everyone paired themselves up.
Second, last time, there were nine directors in three separate rooms. This time, all nine were in a the Spinks theatre.
Third, last time, we were given some generic, one-dimensional scripts. This time, we were given the ever-popular scene eight from Angels in America.
Fourth, last time, the directors had has perform our piece several times in different ways to get a better idea of our range. This time, we simply did our piece once.
Lastly, within 24 hours I had received three requests for callback. This time I received none.
Kevin Reid?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùwho was with me in Impromptu last semester?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùwas one of the directors and he encouraged me on Thursday to try out. At that time, I was still unsure whether I should try out. I have a semi-busy schedule with my calling, work and family, so I was not sure if I wanted to add to that. I ended up deciding to go for it and see how it turned out.
I spoke with Kevin yesterday and he said he was greatly disappointed that he couldn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t have me. When we audition, we have to fill out an audition sheet. One of the things on the sheet is what times we are not available. All of Kevin?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s rehearsals were during times I could not make it. He said I was by far his first choice, and he was a bit agitated when he couldn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t have me.
Nevertheless, I received an email last night from Andrew Torry telling me that I have been chose to be in his play. He was the playwright for Go!?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùthe first show for this season?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s University of Lethbridge theatre schedule. My co-actors are Corinne Hepher and Courtney Montgomery.
The play we are doing is Allan Stratton?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Papers. Apparently, it is about a professor ?¢‚Ç¨?ìlecturing about a new novel by colleague Martin Edwards. [The professor?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s] hilarious version of the love affair that inspired the novel comes to life in a compassionate comedy about two lonely and would-be lovers and their terrible inability to communicate.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù
I am excited to work with Andrew, but we will see how it goes on Thursday when we get to see our rehearsal schedule.