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By Marcus Dino
Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Was I like possessed?

 Well you all know that as a struggling actress I have gone to audition after audition for every possible role you can think off.  And we're not just talking about TV and movie roles. 

As an actress I mean you're like in the theatrical profession, so that includes like auditioning for all these 'offbroadway roles' in all these '99 seat' theaters and 'dinner theaters' that we have out here in LA.   I mean to get in front of people and ACT.  There may be some big name casting director or producer or director in the audience watching the show.  I need to look at every avenue possible to get people to notice me.  Jerry sure as heck hasn't got me enough auditons.  Just two in the last couple of months and of course I didn't get either part.  The first was for some dumb reality show where I thought for sure I'd get the role.  I mean the reality show dealt with the day to day real lives of three struggling actresses.  I mean would you people agree who can play a better struggling actress than me?  I just hope and pray that reality show lasts just a few episodes like all the other reality shows you see today.

The second was a role as a supporting actress for another of the myriads and myriads of  dumb and stupid teenage movies and TV shows that you consistently throughout the new millenium.  Anyways I auditioned as a best friend of the main character for the pilot of a possible TV series to be called Teenage Superhero.  Of course I didn't get that part but you people agree just by hearing that name that that pilot will probably not get 'launched.'

I know I'm an actress and in the acting profession I understand that disappoint and failure comes with the territory.  But frankly I'm tired of getting nothing but disappointing news.  I mean just once in a while can I get some 'appointing news?"  So anyways I read the local Hollywood Rag which tells about all kinds of auditons going on at the local theater for a new show called 'Sleeping Beauty.' 

It's one of those dinky little theaters where the producers are happy if the place is half packed but what the heck I need to get some kind of acting work.  I sure as heck am not getting it in the world of movies or TV.  So I talk to the theatrical director and he 'likes me' as soon as he sees me.

The director smiles at me while stroaking his goatee.  "You look the spitting image of Sleeping Beauty, young, cute........wholesome."

"Omigosh," I shout.  "You're actually considering me for the role of Sleeping Beauty.  I thought I was auditoning you know for the role of a hand maiden or something like that."

"Don't get too excited.  It's just an audition.  I don't where I put the sides but here...."  The director grabs a book.   "Here's a copy of Twelfth Night.  Just read me anything.  I want to see if you can really act."

"Absolutely I know Twelfth Night like the back of my hand like anything else Shakespeare wrote."  I read Act I Scene II and read 'Viola' while the director read the other roles. 

After we finished the director sighed.  "Alright I kind of like you and I'll call your agent if you got the role in a couple of days.  I have a lot of girls I need to audition."  This is a standard 'nice way' of rejecting people in the acting profession, wether it's in Hollywood or live theater.  If he was really interested he would have given me the role on the spot.  As I'm leaving hne says to me.  "Just out of curiosity what you do for fun."

"What does that have to do













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Reviewed by Damien Rickner 4/17/2008
God I know, cuz it is hard for perspiring actoresses like us, and people can just be mean, well you know how it is

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