Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Gotta Love those commercial auditions...


Trouble is, 99.9999% of the time, there's no result -even if you get a call back!

The other day I went for an audition about a popular drink... making a comeback.  I was paired up with a businessman type and we were directed to reconnect... converse... and even dance!?  We were great (I'm not kidding -we really were.)!  And frankly, the crew at the audition studio was terrific.  We all had a lot of fun with the directing and frolicking.  The customary "thank you" after about ten minutes -and exit, stage left!

The business guy and I shook hands outside in the hall. Congratulating each others performance (we really were a good team).  And then parted. A scenario that I've re-experienced a bunch of times. Each time coming away with a glimmer (the teeniest of the tiny) of hope that "They're bound to call us back!". But that's a very rare occurrence.  And after a few hours... usually on the train ride home, I know it!  And adjust to it.

So we, strange actors, take it with a grain of elation.  After all -we got a chance to "perform". And for a few minutes, WE WERE THE PART.  You can't get that from a 9 to 5 job.