In a Rabbit Hole, but Not to Wonderland02.16.2011
Tuesday night was an interesting night for me. I finished some homework and then decided to try to catch up on my episodes of ÂOne Tree HillÂ since IÂve been so busy and couldnÂt watch the last few. I got in my comfy clothes, took off my make-up, threw my hair into a messy (and I mean MESSY) bun, and settled in front of my computer. After about fifteen minutes, I was tearing up. Brooke and Julian were getting married, so cut me a little slack! IÂd been waiting for this for a while. But then, my phone rang. It was my roommate, Emily, and she asked me to come pick her up from the Music/Theater building. But she also threw in, ÂOh, and you should, like audition for Rabbit Hole, too.Â
ÂRabbit HoleÂ is the name of a show that two seniors are putting on as their thesis project. ItÂs about two parents who are grieving the loss of a child who was hit by a drunk driver. I had thought about going to auditions but then decided to just do homework and skip the audition. I thought I was already too overwhelmed to do another show, but Emily convinced me to audition. So, I laughed when she suggested that I audition, saying that as long as they didnÂt mind that I was in my pajamas, looked like I just rolled out of bed, and had been crying like a child, that IÂd audition.
Of course, they didnÂt care. So, I auditioned for the part of Nat, who is the lead femaleÂs mother. Chris and Bernadette (the seniors whose project this is) and Grace (the director) gave me a brief synopsis of the play and of the character I was reading for, and then I did a cold read from the script. Reading the part, Nat seemed to be a lot like Emily Gilmore from ÂGilmore Girls.Â
I got home that night and finished watching ÂOne Tree HillÂ and yesterday morning Emily told me I got the part! IÂm actually really excited because IÂve only worked with one of the other actors before, so itÂs going to be a challenging and exciting experience. IÂm so glad Emily convinced me to audition and I canÂt wait to see how ÂRabbit HoleÂ turns out!