10th December 2015.
This was a biggy for me. I just about imploded when I auditioned here in my first year so more than anything this audition was to cleanse my soul and put it all behind me.
What to prepare:
You will need a classical, a modern and a back up classical. RADA have a crap ton of info everywhere. I feel like I always say the same thing in this bit but I feel the post would be incomplete without it. This situation annoys me.
The actual day:
I have moved up in the world, I got a train! My audition was at 1.30 so I went in early enough that I still had a good while before my audition but also late enough to get a cheap train fare. I got into Paddington and got the Hammersmith and City line to Euston Square because whilst it is a little further from RADA than Goodge Street it is straight down one road and I don’t like testing my ability to get lost. I got into the area like 50 minutes early so I went to the Waterstones down the road and had a little splurge (I have already posted about this so look at the last post). I got to RADA for 1pm and got my sticker and started chatting to people. Eventually we went up and filled out forms and got ‘the talk’ from a lovely Australian called Jo. Then separated into our two groups we went to our panels, I was third of four people.
I was feeling a little weird at this audition, I was nervous yet calm but also excited and a mixture of other emotions I don’t quite understand yet. I went in and went bright red for no reason other than the panel looked at me…great first impression. We had a little chat about what I was up to and then I did my speeches starting with classical and ending on modern. I was made to stand quite far back but all in all it was fairly uneventful. They asked a few basic questions like ‘have I always wanted to be an actor?’ to which the answer was ‘no’ because I grew up with horses covered in mud and theatre didn’t really come into my life until I was in secondary school.
Leaving the audition I felt happy. My performance was okay, not incredible but not shocking. I felt like I had cleansed myself, I knew who I was and that whilst a recall would be beautiful it probably wasn’t on the cards but I knew that I had shown myself in a better light than in my first year.
Long time no update and you can probably guess why. It has been Christmas, shit has gone down and I got rejected. Ah well gotta keep fighting on. I am working New Years eve so if you don’t hear from me for a while just assume I have hidden and am refusing to come out of my hidey hole.
Overall thoughts and feelings:
Meh? Just in general not feeling too great, doesn’t have much to do with the rejection it is just a general feeling of “well fuck”. Just gotta pull myself up and get going, no point in moping and fucking up everything else.