So there I was, sitting at home, mind my own business,when the phone rang. It was an unfamiliar number with a local area code. I answered, half expecting a desperate plea by a struggling local non profit for money or volunteer time or both. Instead I heard, “This is _____, the director of _______. ”
I was instantly flustered. I asked her how she was, interrupting her as she wass offering me a part in her production. My brain froze momentarily. It just didn’t make any sense. I didn’t audition to get a part. What was she thinking?
But I had a part. A good part. An interesting part. A part that I was really excited about. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it.
She gave me a lot of information which I could not focus on at all. thankfully she also explained she would be sending an email with all the information I needed. I stammered like a moron and uttered incoherent sentences. Or at least that’s how it felt. I thanked her an hung up the phone.
I immediately thought of a million questions. How often would we be rehearsing? What nights? When was the performance?
But this was all superceded by this pleasant feeling of surprise. I really hadn’t expected to be cast. And I had been. It was a tremendous ego boost.
Now I just have to find a babysitter sso I can rehearse.