I HAVE BEEN AWAY FOR SO LONG!!! Well, another semester is over and we just closed Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Since I came back from NY, my mindset changed so much that I am starting to feel I don't belong here anymore!
Well, this show sure was another learning experience. I auditioned for the show and gladly got in the show. I LOVE TAP!!! But our director knew me from a past experience and we didn't.... click, let's say that.
So I know the job of a director is not easy. I give them the credit for taking charge of this crazy boat that is to direct a show. But, one thing I need from my fellow co-workers is respect. Unfortunately our director kept on getting frustrated with the pace we were learning the show and started yelling back at his cast. I understand when we are not bringing what is necessary and you are frustrated but we were all doing our best.
I want to work in a good environment like everybody else. In one rehearsal, I got yelled at because I decided to ask a question about a dance move for the dance captain: "RODRIGO, can't you just shut the f*** up?!? JESUS!! This is not the time to talk or joke. If it was about the show, ok?!!? But c'mon!!!" and he leaves rehearsal for that night. Our choreographer who is the sweetest thing in the world saw how in shock I was, walked towards me and gave me a hug: "Don't worry, you are doing a great job. It is not you!!". OK! I get it that I probably asked a question at the wrong time but was that necessary?
Unfortunately, the whole rehearsal process was like that and I was getting detached each day from the show to the point, I cried before every performance before the show.
All I can say is that I learned a lot from this. Not everything is beautiful and sparkly in theater. And I just want to say to my cast and choreographer, I love you all and I hope to work with you guys over and over.
From Brasil to the world. Actor, Singer, Dancer, Entrepreneur. Storytelling drives me.