Remember the horrible audition I wrote about on Tuesday?
Turns out it wasn't so terrible.
It felt horrific. I left there feeling so bad...and then the headshot thing, of course. But on Tuesday afternoon, I got an e-mail from my agent, telling me to be at the callback on Thursday.
(I double-checked the e-mail, to make sure it had my name on it, etc. - I actually thought the casting director had made a mistake.)
I was worried about working on the piece, but I was able to get some time, strangely, at work on Wednesday night. And then, on Thursday, when I went in there...
I killed it.
It was one of the best auditions I've ever had in my life. I was facile, responsive, open, agile - I mean, I shone. I was great. And at the end, the director looked at me with that little gleam they get in their eye sometimes - that's when you know you've got a shot.
And today, my agent sent me a note telling me that I got the part.
It's a short gig. It doesn't start for a couple of months. But it isn't in the city, which means that I've got to come up with a new pseudonym. I can tell you that it is within a half day's drive, which is exciting because my family can come see it. And it's a big enough role that it's totally worth seeing.
So this has made my weekend. Hopefully yours is as good...