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29 December 2008 @ 10:24 pm
Audition: On the wire.  
So, for the first time in over a year, I went to an audition for a play.

It's a funny script, for a play called The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl. It's about a Portuguese maid, a comedienne in her own country who comes to America as a housekeeper and gets depressed when she cleans. (Short version.) And I got read several times for the uptight doctor/employer of said maid. It's a funny part, one I really like and I think I read well, despite the director announcing that he'd like to go with a cast in their 50's and 60's.

Okay, then why did the call have ages 35-60? Huh? Riddle me that, Batman!

Then when it's all over, the director calls me over and says, "Carrie, why don't you come back tomorrow and read for the maid."

Wha huh?

If you said, "Carrie, go look more Irish," I couldn't. Auburn hair, pale skin, freckles.

I do not look Portuguese. Not even a little. Not even if I dyed my hair (which, incidentally, I do not want to do).

I don't think I have a shot at either role. I'm too young (!?) for the doctor and too Caucasian for the maid.I think what he wants me to do is read the joke monologue the way I think it should be done, so that the other younger, Latina looking girls will know how to interp. Which makes me growly, sort of. And feel a little used.

Ah, well. At least I got a callback.
I am:: bed
I feel:: tiredtired
Lyndsie Fenele: Parte Antigualyndsiefenele on December 30th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Hmm, I think that the "Latina" look can be kind of a stereotype, especially for Portugal. I mean, I lived in Spain (actually right near the border of Portugal) for a while and there were people of all types. I would say Europe =/= Latin America, but then you can look at countries like Argentina, for example, which had a bunch of immigration from like Germany and Italy and stuff. In fact my old flute tutor's parents were from Argentina and she was a natural redhead.

So, in summary? Rock it!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella treetopsdragonsangel68 on December 30th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
The callback is a good thing. Perhaps he has something else in mind for you, other than showing the younger girls how it should be delivered :)
sereniteys: clem rockssereniteys on December 30th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Or you could have redefined what they're looking for. Mohinder in Heroes was meant to be in his 60's and now he's in his 30's. May not equate entirely with the stage but if they called you back they like something about you more than 'hey you, do it like Carrie'.
O Demanding One: Encourage: Dance Like Nobody Is Watchingheyurs on December 30th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)

Indeed, you got a callback! So knock 'em flat with all of your "Carrie-ness". :D