Auditions are never an easy thing for all parties involved.
For the actors there are the nerves, the butterflies, the fear, the desire to succeed.
For the director there is the worry about making the right decisions, for this is where a performance in made. If I choose the wrong configuration then it won’t work from the get go. If there is unbalance, it won’t look right, if there is too much ego or too much rivalry then I have problems from the outset.
Last weekend saw the final day of what turned out to be the first round. All those where showed interest in being in the play had a chance to show me their talents.
Yesterday were the callbacks that ended up including a few late comers. I was hoping to have things decided today so we could begin in earnest next Saturday. That was not to be when I found out one actor whom I was keen to see was in Japan for a few days.
We postponed a few of the readings until today and hopefully by this time tomorrow I will have a clear idea of who the final cast will be.
The worry does not stop there. Being where we are in the world and westerners being of a certain transformed nature I expect the unexpected. I don’t want drop outs but it may happen. I guess I will not stop worrying until the first night is behind us and everything has gone as planned.