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AUDITION SUPERSTARS. THE UNITED CULT

Gerald Langiri
October 07 / 2012

My definition states that audition super stars are the unplugged future artists who have not yet submerged into the Showbiz Ocean. They have six lives and this clearly tells you, they don’t give up easily. The word “auditions” glows their faces and wherever its going down, be sure to find them there holding scripts. The best part about them is that they are a complex whole  and outspoken enthusiasts. To understand my point more,attend an audition and observe what takes place; you’ll find some smiling and hugging each other, others sitting in pairs discussing their roles and others in groups socializing and cracking jokes. Without their presence, an audition will be like a golden decorated frame lacking a picture.

Firmness is their nature because they have so much pressure in achieving in art and it is overwhelming. Be rest assured they’ll show up in any advertised auditon....some irregardless of whether there is a character that does not suite them. They keep pressing to a point of gate crashing private auditions. They are supportive and at times, when their own gets stranded, they do their best to familiarize him/her the direction as far as the audition venue is concerned. They are used to auditions and even if they don’t nail that job, fingers are crossed opting and wishing the best of the best to their very own for he/she who steps next into the audition room to face the panelists. In between the week afte,r the previous audition, they’ll still keep in touch to know if you nailed the job or not then back to the drawing board to wait for the next interview.

Funny enough, some speak in the language of eyes. They don’t know their colleagues names but will recognize them facially and a straight look in the eyes says it all. They are audition trackers and will bring all the audition information back to the transmitter which is their act mate via his/her phone any time unexpectedly.

They are in two categories though: The amature audition superstars and The veteran audition super stars.

THE AMATURE AUDITION SUPER STARS

These are the new fellas in the acting industry who just joined the audition cult. They request you to help them fill in the audition form, they even ask you how it feels being in the audition room. The extremely nervous wrecks who you do not want to be partnered with during a read. To your surprise they go an extra mile to ask you the meaning of simple terms basic terms any actor should know like what a headshot is, what a TV pilot series is, how an acting resume should look like....agrrrrrrrrh! Google this shit Yo...it sucks but the cult appreciates them all the same as the 2nd group was at one point or another, the same point in their career.

THE VETERAN AUDITION SUPER STARS

These are the audition goliaths, they are all over just like billboards and show up in all auditions. They are pretty much known in the industry. The Judges, known actors and even directors recognize them. They need no introductions. These are the "same faces" you will find all over the acting industry after a hard hustle over the years.

All you have to do is call for an Audition! to meet members of this "cult" or become one.. After attending several auditions, some become so good of friends and maybe even a cult family always keeping each other in the loop of what goes on in the acting industry. 

Who are the future actors? It needs no answer. They are not discontent and they don’t envy the known actors but they love,respect and support them, same as they do to their members. In movie premieres, award ceremonies, launches and theatrical plays their turn out is incredibly major. They are invisible actors opting to find a black witch to cast them a visibility spell. Some make it in the lime light and forget their members. These are the Judas well known as the cult outcast. Choosen few keep the bond burning and stay true to the cult and they don’t forget that reaching the 13th floor without a lift(Auditon superstars) wont be that easier...on a lighter note ofcourse.

Story by James Musembi.


You may also want to read:

- THE 4 CRUCIAL SECONDS AT AN AUDITION THAT MOST ACTORS DON’T KNOW ABOUT

- SHOULD AUDITIONS BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED TO JUDGE AN ACTORS ABILITY?

- HERE IS WHY MOST AUDITIONS IN KENYA TAKE PLACE IN NAIROBI.

- AUDITIONS:WHY THEY ARE A HIDDEN AGENDA


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