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.










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