Mediocre audition today
I drove out to the University of Texas (UNT) in Denton for an audition after work today. It was for a short student film, so I didn’t feel all that much pressure (it wasn’t like I had to prepare to read for DeNiro or anything). I think I could’ve done much better with a little more preparation time, but that’s just life. Basically, I didn’t see any sides until I happened to talk to a guy who’d already auditioned and had his copy handy. I read it once, got called in as soon as I’d finished reading and went through the normal introductions. Then, I read through the copy once more and basically went straight into my read. The read was tough because it was basically a monologue. For a monologue, it’d be nice to have a bit to prepare.
Anyway, my acting coach prepared me for most of this, so I wasn’t thrown off. I just didn’t do a good enough job of preparing quickly. I’ll find out tomorrow or Saturday if I booked it. I doubt I did, so this time I won’t be disappointed if I don’t get the call.
Two more auditions on Saturday
I have two more auditions on Saturday. One is for another student short (I think I’ll be reading for the part of a rich-kid amnesiac who’s got to remember who he is in time to claim his inheritance) and then I’ll be reading for a feature film. It’s a Christian film whose target audience is teenagers… the strange thing is I’ll be reading for the part of a 16-18 year old. I’ll be 25 in a month.
Anyway, at least I’m experiencing “the process” and learning more about myself. I wish I had a mulligan on today’s audition, but I kinda’ get a mulligan each time I get another chance to read for something.
New car comin’ soon
I’ve been driving the same car for almost five years and I freakin’ hate it. In about 7 weeks, I’m going to be getting a new one. Nothing is official or final yet, but I’m moving that way. This seems like great timing because I don’t know how long my car will last and, if I keep getting auditions, I’ll be doing a lot more driving soon. Today’s audition was about 45 miles from my place. The two on Saturday are both 40 miles away from here, but only 20 miles from each other. I don’t trust my car to drive that many miles too many times before it croaks.