Ever heard the phrase “cattle call?” Recently an agent sent me on one. The audition was from 10-3 at a photographer’s home studio, and people could stop by anytime.
I arrived around 10:30. Fellow actors of all ages and types lined the stairway up to the photog’s apartment. Everyone who came down said “Wow” upon seeing how many of us waited. As we inched our way up the stairs, a clipboard with a short registration form made its way down the line.
I was #43. All we had to do was give the photographer several warm expressions. I left around 11:00. Yesterday I ran into a woman who said she had gotten there around 2:00 and was #271!
Hope you’re not wondering if either of us got the gig.