Sketch22 held auditions this weekend for a new castmember for this summer’s production. After it was all done, 17 brave people were wrung through our audition process. A pretty good number, I think.
Before the weekend, I was a little worried that the vast majority of the auditioners would be, shall we say, less than qualified. I expected that, for the most of them, it would be apparent, by the time they left, that they wouldn’t be right for the group. I thought that if we had 2 or 3 people from whom we could legitimately decide, we’d be doing great.
In fact, quite the opposite happened. Out of the 17 auditioners, I’d say maybe only 5 or so didn’t have what we were looking for. Of the other dozen or so, it’s going to be really difficult to settle upon a consensus pick. About a quarter of the auditioners were female, which was fantastic. And even more fantastic, they were, for the most part, really strong. Many of them had a prepared monologue to show us, some of them wrote their own. All were very impressive. Boy, it’s gonna be hard. I think our task now is to try and agree upon maybe a top 3 or 4 of the dozen or so who really impressed us.
It won’t be an easy task, narrowing it down to 3. And even tougher to choose that one actor whom we hope will join us this summer.
Stay tuned, because, you know, this decision could affect your lives.