News from the front: I blog auditions

Hello. Andrew here. I’d just like to say that the wonderful world of auditioning actors has many ups and downs. As the projects get bigger, so do the extremes. Yesterday was a ‘down.’ We had two people show up over the course of four hours. Monday was a bit of an in-between day. The “Purgatory day,” if you will.

Today, on the other hand, has definitely been an ‘up.’ It’s only 2:30 and we’ve already auditioned more people than I can remember off the top of my head, many of them coming from actual, organized theater! Someone actually handed me a glossy head shot today! That’s the first time that’s ever happened!

People are coming out of the woodwork, and it proves to me one major theory: when you want to beg free services from people, summer is the best time. It also helps to notify people as far and wide as you can. I remember for Wholesale Souls I put up some flyers around Poudre and that was about it. I also got moved from my main venue into a biology classroom. Didn’t get anyone that day. Anyway, my point is that it’s a godsend if you can get a theater company to help you get the word out. In our case, we got two: the wonderful people at OpenStage and Bas Bleu (go see their plays!)

Anyway, this time we’ve definitely got an embarrassment of riches. Some amazing people have come in to perform and unfortunately we are definitely going to have some amazing actors playing some very small parts, because there are very few large roles in the script. Oh well. It makes for an amazing end product, I’ll bet.

So how is it that I can take time out of my busy schedule to blog this? It’s because the ups and downs of the auditioning process happen not only on a day-to-day basis, but also an hour-to-hour basis. Right now, it’s just me in here. Lonely and afraid. But Paul said he’d be by later, so that’s something to look forward to.

Andrew out!

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