One day after a show closes.
Well, thank you. Much love to the mighty Stage Manager!
That wonderful, “I am fabulous. Thank you for noticing.” feeling when a stranger likes your performance.
Falling in love with someone after hearing them sing just one song.
The response when I asked a particularly snarky choreographer for assistance.
The feels when one of your favorite characters is dying but hits a beautiful note anyway.
That embarrassing moment when you have to call line three times … for the same line.
Well thank you!
Rejection is really difficult, especially for those with a healthy enough ego that they want to share their talents with the world. Isn’t it interesting that as actors we’ve picked the one job / hobby where we’re guaranteed to be continually rejected?
Still, I think it’s very healthy to be told no every once in a while. As long as it’s not for a part I really really really want. ;)
Getting the “No Thank You” call from a theater company you really wanted to work with.
Some stage managers yell, some ask nicely, and some give the “I might look sweet but I swear to Fosse I will put my foot up your dance shorts so fast if you don’t shut up and listen” look.
Auditioning for a part that you’re not sure you can actually pull off.
When a costume makes you feel pretty / handsome / awesome.
Pretty much me. All the time.
That heart warming feeling of someone giving you flowers after a performance.