I’d like to share this blog post from Felice Mi Fa, for many reasons…the reference to auditions, the fact that creativity is a bold choice, and the fact that this whole post resonates so much with me right now as I am grappling with career decisions.
Is it better to be safe than sorry? If you don’t maker a bold choice, and don’t take a leap sometimes, you’ll remain stagnant.
If you go to enough auditions, or do enough performing, you will start to hear the phrase “make bold choices” over and over. The idea is that in an audition, or on stage, no one wants to see you play it safe. You can’t just sing through the aria without making anything of it. You can’t just read through a scene without deciding what your character is going through. So, we’re told, it’s better to make a choice, to do something that sets you apart, to add the emotional shift or dramatic gesture or change of tone that signifies you’re willing and able to Make a Bold Choice.
[I remember one audition when I really went out on a limb. I had a take on a scene that I thought was soooo funny, so I went for it. And no. one. laughed. The directors, who were prone to giggle when…
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