Artwork by Alja Horvat.
Once in an audition a director asked me to do a cold read.
(That’s when you act from a script you’ve never read)
I’ve always done well with cold reads.
After the first try he said,
“Great Robin, let’s try it again but this time, try it like a wounded deer.”
So I did.
I got down on all fours like I had a bullet in my thigh.
He thanked me for my moving performance and asked me to try it again, but this time
“ standing up and maybe a little more emotional and a little less literal.”