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It's a tricky thing, doing a show with friends in the cast. There's a certain degree of competition, to be recognized as talented, to be given good parts, to get a little chance to shine. When one's friends are more talented (and let's face it, all of mine are) - it inevitably happens that one gets passed over in favor of someone one genuinely likes and admires. All at once, then, one wants to congratulate one's frend, even while themselves being disappointed.

Worse, then - when midst-show, it seems that some people's roles are being increased even as others are being cut - specifically, mine. I look at the other people who are getting cut, and they're all either truly odious, or utterly unreliable. I consider that I've been present, on-time, and cooperative for every rehearsal. I come to unhappy conclusions about what that means.

Henceforth, I will stick to writing.


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Jul. 12th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
What were you in?
Jul. 12th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Still, technically, in "Thumbelina". There is talk of cutting one or both of the scenes that I'm in.
Jul. 12th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's being edited to run in the time allotted. I am sure you are wonderful! *HUGS Aggie* Either that, or they are stupid and you din't wanna be in their stupid show anyways. *pout*

Seriously, though. I bet you are great. Maybe there are other reasons for cutting back?
Jul. 13th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
It's not the size of the role..
When I was in college an acting professor of mine used to always say "There are no small parts...only small actors", when I think back some of the most fun I have had doing plays it was in ones I had the smallest parts....when you stop counting lines and just enjoy the experience sometimes you just have a blast!

Jul. 13th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: It's not the size of the role..
I already have a small part. They're talking about cutting it entirely. I appreciate that there are "no small actors", sure - sure. But if you never make it on the stage, is that small enough to be called a genuine "small part"?
Jul. 13th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: It's not the size of the role..
Oh, I never believed that old saying, either. There ARE small parts and I never was much interested in playing them.

However. I seriously doubt that your talent has anything to do with your part getting reduced or cut altogether. I think you have plenty of ability as an actor (and I really am in a position to judge that sort of thing). Frank will no doubt tell you the same thing, but you can never take casting stuff personally. It's almost never about YOU.

And please do audition for the Lanford Wilson play coming up.
Jul. 13th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)

But Issy knows the truth of it. Can't voice it any better than that.
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