Friday, March 13, 2015

A "Modern Family" audition

This post is late because I was preparing for an audition for "Modern Family." The scene is a funny one with one of the stars. The audition sides came in at 6 p.m. and the audition was the next day at 10 a.m. Fortunately, memorizing the sides was easy, because the writing was great (and funny) and because the scene was fairly short.

Deciding whether to "dress" for the audition took me a little longer. Many times I go to theatrical (film and TV) auditions fairly casual. Just a regular shirt and slacks. But sometimes a voice in my head tells me to dress a bit more in character, especially if the character is a bit weird or offbeat.

So, wearing a bow tie and an old cardigan sweater, I headed off to 20th Century Fox Studios in West Los Angeles. Unfortunately, President Obama was visiting on the Westside and the streets all around the studio were blocked off. I got a little nervous about being late (which I definitely was going to be) until I realized that everyone else was going to be late as well.

20th Century Fox - Stage 22

When I finally got to the casting offices, the CD told me that they were also late getting in, so no worries. The audition itself went very well. Don't want to jinx it, but I may be a bit younger than they're looking for - we'll see.

The lessons from this audition are - listen to the little voice in your head. It's your instinct trying to tell you something.

And don't sweat the things you can't control (like the President being in the neighborhood).



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