Over the last four days, we witnessed 14 flights of 40-46 students each perform 1.5-minute auditions in a cattle-call setting, with a hundred college reps at tables in the rooms.
The venue was the Nebraska Alumni Champions Club at the University of Nebraska; the host was the International Thespian Festival.
The chairs? Uncomfortable after 10 minutes, butt-numbing after 45, and swear-worthy by the end of the day.
That lip at the back of the seat hits the coccyx at a rugged angle. It’s just poor design if part of the point is to encourage people to sit tall — which one needs to do over a nine-hour day.
I finally got smart and brought a pillow from the hotel. My bum on Thursday was a happy bum!
And just in time too, since Thursday commenced at 8.30 a.m. and ended at 6.30 p.m., five flights of auditions later!