The UCLA Audition went...

surprisingly well, actually.

although freaking jamba juice almost made us late. we had hecka time and we ordered the drinks like at 1:15 or so, and we didn't get them for more than a half an hour!
but we made it on time.

i was pretty stressed at first because my brother, (who is always there for me), couldn't come b/c his dad got mad about him being out so much and spending a lot of money and going out so much
THEN 'oh i don't want to go so i'm going to give you a bunch of bs excuses so that you'll let me off the hook...' from someone else

so felice went with me and that went well

i didn't get my headshot until this morning b/c walgreens wouldn't reprint my senior picture w/o written permission despite the fact that i told them my uncle was the photographer but he lives in arizona (even though he didn't take my senior pic, he still senior pics in arizona)
then when i went to get my make-up done this morning it took FOREVER coz there was only one girl working the counter and she had to bounce between me and what seemed like the 50 million customers that she had.
so ms. daly gave me my headshot from the play last year and we made it out to SF without getting lost.

there was about an hour and a half of dead time from the time i got there to the time that i actually had to do my monologues, so in that time i ran over them in my head like 50 times, but somehow my monologue from the play last year (midsummer) kept popping into my head and i was thinking "in this same interlude it doth befall...." instead of "is he not approved in the height a villain?" but it worked itself out.

there was one judge that watched the auditions. and i think i did pretty well. I WAS CONFIDENT! you would have been proud and i wouldn't have had to sing the teapot song. so i did my first monologue and then went on to colorado and i got some laughs out of him, so that was good. i remembered to PAUSE and BREATHE during the beatrice monologue and i didn't forget any of my lines! woo hoo. then was time for the

where they asked stuff like "if you could adapt any book for the stage, which would it be, why, and how would you stage it?" so i said either East of Eden or Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists because EoE had tremendous character development and the inner-play between adam and his wife would be compelling and Pirates! becuase it could be an excellent and absurd slapstick comedy. my interviewer guy kind of reminded me of bill nighy. just a little.

so afterwards me and felice wandered around powell and went to the disney store where there was cool stuff i didn't have money for, and then we went into tiffany's and pretended like we were audrey hepburn and i think this one lady that worked there thought we were rich girls because she asked us if we were interested in anything... it was fun.

anyway, it went well and everyone is telling me i'm going to make it in, and i really want to but i think as far as the theater goes i might be happier at irvine or SF state b/c they let you take acting classes freshman year, rather than waiting a year like they do at UCLA.

well, i guess we won't see how i did though until march-april. whatever. i'm not going to stress about it anymore.



Anonymous said...

Nice! Sounds like a busy day!
Was there anyone timing your monologues?