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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by SUMYUNGUY, Oct 22, 2005.
You should quit if you lost to Scary Guy.
Oorrrrr.... Kill him!
It's always reasonable to ask for some guidance as to what you didn't do well, so you can learn what to improve. It may be that there was some aspect of your performance that you thought was good or adequate but wasn't.
Of course it's also possible that the person who won's mother performed some favour for the director or the principal.
1). You've been in High School for quite some time now.
2). Who knows what kinda foolingaround "Scary Boy" and the directory have done.
3). Yeah, I guess you have the right to know, ask and find out, I'm sure if he a respectable director he will muster up some kind of answer for you.
Theater's a bitch sometimes, ain't it? Got picked for a role in a one-act in college because the director wanted to bang me. Gah.
Sounds like you've become more important as an AD. Unfortunately, and especially in high school (was like this at mine) people think that directors direct because they can't act.
You have every right to wonder. If you're as trusted as an AD as you say (and for as long as you've been doing the work, they'd damn well better trust you!!, your director cannot avoid answering your question without losing some integrity.
Go strike a blow for your fellow Theater Geeks. Good luck.
Oh no! My baby boy didn't get the part! That's so not crescent fresh! I'll talk to you tomorrow/later about it! *hug*
My opinion: ask the director, but not in an e-mail. If you want to have a serious discussion with him, you need to see him face to face. Messages back and forth just don't cut it. And please watch how you word your inquiry. Don't ask, "How did Scary Boy get the part and not me?" That suggests that you don't trust his judgment, so why should explain anything to you? Instead, try, "What do I need to work on in the future to ensure that I get roles that I audition for?" That way you will get some insight into what he's looking for without attacking the actor he chose and without questioning his casting abilities. When dealing with temperamental musical theatre types, tact is everything.
Ha... Crescent Fresh. S&O rules.
As usual, DMW gives excellent advice.
I think most of us have wondered at some point in life why wasn't I chosen or sometimes, why was I chosen? Usually performance at the audition nails the part; however, there are other factors that directors consider such as:
what is the chemistry between X and Y and Z...is it believable
can X grow into the role,
who best looks like my mind's conception of ____, or
perhaps, do we need to develop another talent to replace the Amazing?
Granted that I know squat about the the theater, but my mom teaches drama in NYC and I have seen many plays/musicals cast at our kitchen table.
Advice: Be a trooper and carry that spear proudly!