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The Infinite Need Presents: Tales from the Script – Audition and Workshop Stories from Hell – “Reader from Hell”
From PL in Canada:
Went in and read for a detective play at a children’s theatre with the worst reader ever. He was the writer of the play. He read slowly, gave no inflection, was just terrible.
They then had me act like a dog for one of their upcoming shows. I think I ran across the stage and peed on the microphone stand.
At the end of the audition the artistic director says to me: “Do you do anything else besides acting?”
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