So I was in this comedy club. I auditioned because I wanted to make more friends up on campus. I got in and we started writing what I thought at the time were some pretty funny skits. Then as we started getting down to the wire, I wrote one. I bounced it off a friend who thought it was pretty funny. I proposed a rough draft of the script to the group, who took it for “fine-tuning”. Understandable. I was new at this, and comedy is definitely not my realm like horror/drama is. I get back the script and it’s been entirely erased and rewritten. Not a single line remains the same, and the punchlines have reverted to black jokes.
A little jarred, I continued onward, not wanting to get kicked out. I was cast in a handful of skits in various roles, and I began to look over lines. Every week from that point, however, I would be taken out of a skit and replaced with this other girl. This other girl is a swimsuit model and pretty much every guy in the group thinks she’s perfect.
Fast-forward to a week before the show. I am down to four roles. I am told I am removed from the last normal role, and recast. What are the remaining roles? Two butch lesbians and a drunk slut. I didn’t want to say anything, but then I looked over the lines. Every skit I am in (not just those three, the others as well) have evolved into homophobic and racial slurs, most of which make fun of lesbians and blacks as second-class citizens. It was sick.
So this is me being unprofessional and opting out a week before the show. I don’t want to be tied to any of these things, they’re just going to make people upset.
….Okay and I might have burst into tears as soon as I got home because another group has embraced the concept that short hair, no boyfriend, and the not-perfect body means you’re a butch lesbian who should be cast as such in every sketch. My dad agrees. The argument for lipo and extensions grows with every passing day. I hate everybody.
This is going to long. And possible awkward. Thank GOD nobody follows me on Tumblr, eh?
So a little more than a year ago, a friend introduced me to Repo! TGO. I got obsessed with it and wanted to go see at the Tower Theatre. I dragged people with me. Then I decided I wanted to do the shadowcast the next year. I auditioned and got Pavi. My best friend at the time came in as an extra. He met a girl who played Shilo. Her boyfriend of a couple years played Graverobber. We did the show, we resolved to do it next year. We signed up again, by this time the boy and the girl were closer friends. I don’t know how it came about. But she suddenly broke off her engagement with her longtime boyfriend. She suddenly hated him so much that anything that would hurt him was her goal. I don’t know why. He was very cordial to her and accepted the pain. The girl started going out with my friend. They announced their engagement a week ago. Chain of events is terrible. I don’t like it.
But I guess there are some event chains that aren’t so bad. Like meeting people through other people. I just don’t like it when those two people then hit it off and you’re left behind entirely. It’s happened so many times, I lost count.