I’m not going to write about the move today because I need your help with something more pressing. Sunday I have an audition. Yes, an audition for a show in NYC. Take a moment to let that sink in. I know I have.
Now that you’ve read that more than once, let me do my usual thing and downplay it. The show is called Listen to Your Mother and it is a series of live readings from mothers who publish online about motherhood. There are shows in different cities, all directed and produced by local community members in time to celebrate Mother’s Day.
These shows have great reputation and I know the people in charge of the NYC show and they are theater people who will do an excellent job with the show. Which means of course I’m scared out of my mind! These are real theater people. We’re in NYC so the people auditioning are probably real theater people. While I’m obsessed with theather, I’d never call myself a real theater person. The last time I was on stage was as Sally in our high school performance of Charlie Brown Christmas. Not exactly a legit track record.
Anywhoo, this is where you come in. I think I have a piece I want to use in the audition. I want to make sure I have chosen something that resonates with other people. They tell me to pick a piece that I resonate with, but the truth is these are all my stories, I feel a lot about them all. So, if there is anything you’ve read, here or over on The Traveling Circus or Jersey Moms Blog, that comes to mind as something you think I should share, give it a shout in the comments below. Can’t comment? Send me an email with the topic or title. Don’t worry if you can’t find the actual post. If you remember it enough to tell me about then it’s exactly what I’m looking for and I’ll do the legwork to track down the original.
Thanks so much for your wisdom. Cross your fingers this Sunday. If you hear a loud knocking noise, that’s just my knees shaking as I audition on stage in the big city.
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Hi there! Love your blog! I am currently a student at Santa Fe University in their performing arts program and I wondered if you had any tips for me for my upcoming theater auditions?
It is a perfect rendition of your life, in that moment. Great analogies, vivid details, authentic voice (as in, I can imagine you telling this story out with some friends over wine). xoxo You will rock this!
Thank you Elena! That is what I was hoping for.
Amy (@LLA_Princess) says
You will be amazing 🙂
You would be outstanding! Fingers crossed for sure.
Thank you! I’m counting on your crossed fingers.;)