2nd Audition of the year, folks. Not too bad considering we’re not even into January’s double-digits. I wonder at what point this process will begin to get easier, or at least, less nerve-wracking? I thought this would be a good role for me, it asked for a bit of tom-boy-ish-ness, and I mean, come on, I was an army cadet for 7 years, I’ve got a bit of that in me, no doubt, but why is it so difficult to bring it up on command? Especially when there’s someone else in the room sucking out everyone’s energy asking the world to pay attention to “them”? You know, those people?
The kind of person who, like, your friend would say “I just got engaged!” and immediately afterwards they would chime in with an: “OH MY GOD, I HAVE A HANG NAIL AND MY LIFE IS GOING TO END! EVERYBODY PAY ATTENTION TO ME!”
You know that kindof person? What are they called again? Oh right. Actors.
Anyway, despite the attention-hog, I think the audition went well. I’m beginning, slightly, to feel more comfortable, and like I have a right to be there. I don’t know why, maybe because I didn’t go to acting school, but I always sortof feel like I’m imposing on some world or universe I’m not supposed to be a part of; seeeeeecrets. I think the audition room should be a more welcoming environment, acknowledging and encouraging optimal talent and possibility, rather than petty competitiveness and oneupmanship. But what do I know? I’m just a silly comedian.
Speaking of welcoming, I attended the 5th Anniversary of Natasha Boomer’s community-building weekly Wheel of Improv tonight at Comedy Bar. (And it took me less than 5 minutes to get there. OMG Love my new apartment!) I’ll admit I haven’t gone to that show as much as I would have liked. The last time I went, it was still in the JCB and I had only begun to crush on my now 3 years & counting man-beau (because that’s what improv is all about, amirite ladies???) …and then there was that one time a few weeks ago at BGS’ Holiday party, and there were treats, and treats are fun. (because that’s what improv is all about, amirite ladies???)
“Wheel” is such a positive space; there’s a variety of different levels of experience, and the more people play together, the better we all get, collectively. So, cheers to 5 years of that sexy sexy Wheel and I hope, especially now that I’m so close, I will motivate my own ass to attend more frequently.
If I lived in Mississauga, I would still be driving home right now. (What?)