Auditions and casting are two of the most difficult jobs a director has to do. I spent weeks (months, really) before the audition dates studying and thinking about the show and each character in it. Casting a show with such well-known characters is even more challenging. I had to decide what were the most important traits I was looking for in each character and then match the actor who has most of those traits. Casting is an emotionally draining and complex process. Casting correctly is the single most important facet of what can be done to ensure the success of any show.
Casting a show is like a puzzle. I had more “pieces” to choose from than there were spots in the puzzle. Auditioning is a competitive and daunting process. The feeling of rejection from not getting cast is unavoidable and completely normal. Your audition is successful if you learned something and if you did your best. Not every role is right for every actor. I want everyone that came out to audition to know, that in theatre, there is a home for everyone. Continue to audition, ask for feedback, and practice. But don’t give up.
Thank you, honestly, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to come and audition for Clue. I hope to see you all (and more) at future auditions!
Miss Machol, director