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Listen. It took me years to realize I stopped auditioning for musical theater not bc I was lazy, but bc I was in pain. It wasn’t the rejection—it was walking into a room & being made to feel like your body was unreasonable, that by showing up you were wasting everyone’s time.
It was standing in a row with 30 girls in leotards and LaDucas and watching the casting director’s eyes skip over you as he scanned the line, or mindlessly push your headshot to the rejection pile with without even looking at you long enough to see your face.
It was the urge to walk up to the only other big girl in the holding room & sit in silent camaraderie, while secretly hating she was there. There were only so many “old lady” (or “fat friend” or “clueless teen” or “sassy villain”) roles to go around and they’d never cast you both
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Memory Monday, from Broadway star Stephanie J. Block on THE GRASS HARP (2001-2):

"MTG is incredible, in the sense that artists come together, trusting each other, lifting each other up, supporting each other, and allowing each other to be complete fools in a safe space."
"We all run fast and furious to make the art happen, and those nights that we do get to perform the material, it’s complete magic, because it’s all so fresh – it’s literally at the tips of our fingers and the tips of our tongues, and it’s exciting and wonderful."
"With THE GRASS HARP, my ridiculous character got to make people laugh, got to surprise people, and I wasn’t necessarily given those opportunities before. It was this wonderful glimpse into what I wanted to be and do more often. "
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Since it seems that I’ve been remiss with issuing my usual bits of #audition advice before the annual Unified Professional Theatre Auditions @UPTA, and the Spring Southeastern Theatre Conference @SETCTweet Pro-Div Auditions, here is a quick guide in 9 tweets:
#singers #actors
Here’s a recent column I wrote for @BroadwayWorld about preparing your sheet music, your “book”.

"How To Prepare Your Audition Book"…
#auditions #singers #musicaltheatre

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A Shoutout to @AAPlay (aka a thread about small theatre companies) When @thatjuliacho read FOUR IMMIGRANTS and shared it with the folks at AAP, they could have easily said “We don’t do #musicaltheatre and this one is especially too big for us to ever produce.” 1/10
@AAPlay @thatjuliacho Instead, they came back to me with “What *can* we do together?” Instead of seeing barriers, they wanted to create an opportunity. That’s what led to connecting with @VisionsnVoices and producing the concert reading that happened on Wednesday. 2/10
@AAPlay @thatjuliacho @VisionsnVoices That question “What *can* we do?” can be SO valuable for playwrights. So often, we are told “that doesn’t quite fit what we do” and then the onus is on playwrights to then come back with something that might fit better. 3/10
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RESOURCES FOR WRITERS: a list of organisations, opportunities & support, which you really ought to have on your writerly radar, and which I wish had been on my own radar earlier in my career. Hope you find them useful. #thread #amwriting #writer
If you're a writer, join @Soc_of_Authors. They're great advocates for writers' rights, & offer PDF guides on working as a writer, specific advice on contracts etc for members & discounts on books! They also offer grants for work in progress & run annual awards.
@Soc_of_Authors Anyone in the arts should be aware of @ace_national (or @CreativeScots / @Arts_Wales_ / @ArtsCouncilNI, depending where you're based). They support writers through fundings opportunities - for individuals & organisations.
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