“I sharted and then proceeded to vomit all over the stage and the person I was auditioning with.”
A director friend of mine likes to talk about a woman who came into an audition wearing a long skirt. She performed a song with a big belt at the end, and when she got to it her tampon shot out and hit the floor. He swears that really happened.
– Colleen Robinson, Facebook
One of my first non-school auditions, I auditioned for Prospero in The Tempest and had to do the scene where Prospero is scolding Calaban, an intense, angry scene. I felt a little chill on my body, but figured it was my adrenaline running high. After I got off stage, I realized my jeans had ripped right at the back pocket, exposing a good portion of my ass. I still got the part. It also taught me to dress like a professional for every other audition.
– Krystal Watanabe, Facebook
I went to a theatre I'd never been before where everyone else at the audition had been taking dance lessons for years. At the dance part of the audition, in the midst of trying to figure out the dance and the other girls moving flawlessly, I tripped and fell. I sprained my ankle, and I was on the ground crying while no one made any acknowledgement of my existence.
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