I auditioned for Barefoot in the Park at Button Theatre last night. The audition consisted of a monologue and a cold reading from the script. I have never seen the movie or the play so no nothing other than Robert Redford was in the movie. I have made it a point not to watch movies or broad casted plays for something I might want to act in. I do not want to be influenced by the acting done in these plays. I truly want to develop my own character.
The monologue I did was Inferno from the BBC TV show Coupling. After doing the monologue my way, the director had me do it again as if angry to see who I could think on my feet. This was also part of the Meister technique. Learn the lines with no thought as to anger, comedy, presentation, etc. This way when you are asked to perform a different way you are not hindered by the lines but only by the direction of the direction given.
There are 5 characters in this play. The main couple is in there 20’s. With my beard I look 10 years older. I believe my acting range (without makeup) is mid 20’s to late 30’s. With my beard I am at the upper end of that, if not higher. I said I would do any of the 3 male roles. The director had me read for the eccentric upstairs neighbor. I think my beard needs to go for auditions.
Also the artistic director had a hard time matching me to my headshot. It is 3 years old. I do need a new headshot.
Callbacks are on Saturday. We will see if I get a callback.