No news is not good news, y’all.
No news is just no news.
I’ve actually really enjoyed auditioning for the last handful of things I’ve auditioned for (redundancy, thy name is the Acting Ingenue). The people I’ve auditioned for have been helpful and kind and upbeat and informative, and the auditions themselves have been relatively quick and painless. (With the exception for the one where I waited 3+ hours because it was a call for both Equity and non-Equity. They were still very kind! And the audition itself was very quick! I just have my doubts as to whether or not they even heard me at all after that amount of time listening to people sing. I know by then I was just hungry and tired, not even really nervous anymore, I can’t imagine how they felt.) I’ve felt positive about every one of them, and had my positive feelings reinforced by the feedback I received.
But it still stings when you don’t hear back. There’s at least two of them that I was told I’ll hear back either way – if I got it or if I didn’t – but I’ve heard nothing so far and that’s still disheartening.
Dear casting directors of the world: even a form letter, I swear, would go a long way.
In any case, because I booked myself so busy for the past couple of weeks I don’t have a ton coming up this week or next (since I didn’t put as much time or effort in to looking for new things), though I do have a couple of things coming up.
Things I would like to keep in mind going forward:
- don’t lose momentum!
- I need to audition for more musicals!
- and maybe choirs or choruses or something?
- HEADSHOTS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I NEED REAL HEADSHOTS.
- (which means I need to decide on what to do with my hair)
- practice practice practice practice practice!
- if it’s important enough you’ll find a way to keep moving forward.
And with that, the Acting Ingenue, signing off!!