Auditioning, for me, is probably the most stressful part of being an actor. The waiting period after auditioning is also particularly stressful. You sit there waiting for a call that may or may not come. I recently auditioned for a play and, rather than obsess about whether or not I got a part, I decided to write a few poems about auditioning.
Cold readings, warm lights.
Make bold choices, don’t be timid.
Time to wait and see.
Audition day is finally here.
They won’t like me is what I fear.
I brought my music, I know my song.
The stress has been building all day long.
It’s over now, I want to cheer.
I think instead, I’ll have a beer.
Ah, the actor’s life.
Rushing just to wait.