Thursday, March 22, 2007

Unable to act? Or unable to shrink.

I’ve tried out for the Kaysville City musical once again. We’re doing Joseph and the Amazing blah blah blah. It’s an interesting thing. For those who may not know it, I’m a pretty big guy, but when compared to most of the guys who like to do things like act in a play, I’m freakin’ humungous. I feel this has in some ways hindered my attempts to acquire a lead role. Instead, I usually find myself as the big dumb guy, or some guard in the background or something. Now I know I probably stand out like a sore thumb on stage, and I understand the reasons for doing what they do, but just once it’d be nice to be a lead.

Maybe it’s better this way. Takes away the stress. But this year, I actually find myself desiring to drop out. It’s hard to commit yourself for that long to something that your heart really isn’t into. Plus my wife doesn’t like the fact that I’ll be gone more, so that adds to the stress. Well, I’m committed now, but I think this may be the last year of the play for me.


  1. You know what you should do? Get in the face of the casting director and use your height to intimidate her into giving you the role. Maybe then she'll respect your stage presence.

    So what role did you get? If you don't get to be Joseph, then I hope you got to be Pharaoh. You seem perfect for it.

  2. I wanted to be Pharaoh, but I didn't get to try out for that part. Lucas did though, and he got it. I actually ended up dropping out. I was going to be in the ensamble, and anywhere else they needed me, but my time constraints as well as other things happening in my life at this time won't permit it.