This morning, I had an audition. That's news in itself. I don't get out much. That's partly because of the nature of the biz, and partly because I've been a lot more selective in the past couple of years.
But the rarity of having an audition is not the main reason I'm writing.
I'm writing because this morning was the smoothest audition ever.
It should always be this easy.
This is not a humble brag.
The main ingredients for this morning's "smoothest audition ever" had nothing to do with me.
The number one ingredient that pushed this one over the top was the fact that I was the only actor there. I'm talking about nobody in the parking lot, hallways, or waiting room.
It's normal to be the only one in the audition room. But it's also normal to have actors stacked-up waiting to go into the room.
This morning, it was just me and the friendly man running the auditions.
And that's the second ingredient to making this the smoothest audition ever.
The friendly man.
It's not that I've never dealt with a friendly person running an audition. There have been plenty of "warm rooms" in the past several years. But I don't take it for granted.
(That's the name of the friendly man, in case you hadn't guessed.)
The final ingredient is the fact that I've become more relaxed over the years. Not 100% limp & lifeless, mind you. Just... in a healthy state of relaxation -- with a slight edge (for good measure).
So, there you have it. The list of ingredients for the smoothest audition ever.
With any luck, it won't take another six or seven years to repeat this experience.