my rant of the day

MaddieJoy's picture

Worst. Valentine's day. EVER.
I got up this morning and went to school, where I had to do twice as much work as usual.
Next, my dad yelled at me and I locked myself in the bathroom and cried, and he didn't even notice.
Later, I have to go rehearse for what could possibly be the worst part I have ever had in a play. And my fave director gave it to me! I don't believe it. I worked my ****ing but off for him in Cinderella when I had to babysit the 5-year-old fairy (who shouldn't have even been in the show) on- AND off-stage. Then I was cast in a ridiculous, poorly-written show FULL of little kids and had to sing every one of Barry Manilow's songs while wearing a sack that made me look like a penguin. I even showed up and performed AMAZINGLY when I was so sick I could barely walk, and now I have a part that the 5-year-old campers I direct (for no pay) every summer could handle.
I have spent the last 8 years vollunteering and acting for these people, and they repay me with a made-up character and 5 scenes (out of, like, 20). I know I'm talented. During the only show I had a big part in, the guy who's in charge took me aside once and told me to expect more starring roles, and that I was talented, and even mentioned a possible acting career. So where are the roles?! I am committed to the theatre and my career. But if I get into the Chidren's Theatre play I'm auditioning for, I may have to drop this play. :(
Oh, well, that's all I have to rant about for today.
TTFN!

Comments

MacAvity's picture

Ooh, I'm sorry.

Is there nowhere you could act without young children?
You really did a production of The Pebble and the Penguin? Whose crazy idea was that?

It's probably too late for a 'Happy Valentine's Day' wish, but... I hope tomorrow's better? Hug?

MaddieJoy's picture

Unfortunately, my mom won't

Unfortunately, my mom won't let me act in adult productions in my area (and to get in I'd need to join a union). Actually, it was an original play (written by the director) called "How the Penguins Saved Santa Claus." What is "The Pebble and the Penguin?" It was the idea of the person who holds my acting life in his hands and casts eveything, so I couldn't point out how convoluted it was.
Actually, my Valentine's got better today. I got a new shirt, chocolates, a cute stuffie, and cool decor for my bathroom, so that was nice. And my dad's mood got better, so that cleared stuff up between us.
Thanks for the hug! (I prefer cyber-hugs to physical ones ;))

"It's a helluva start, knowing what makes you happy."
--Lucille Ball

MaddieJoy's picture

Also I got a huge slab of cake

"It's a helluva start, knowing what makes you happy."
--Lucille Ball