Monday, November 21, 2011

an actor's life

It's rare that symmetry exists. If you're caught posing by any director worth their salt, they'll permeate your hide with pepper to make you sneeze out your lines off-kilter. If caught acting, as the understudy one notch above the ticket booth seller, you can go over and wait in line at the punch clock behind the sweaty set painter and in front of the yawning script girl. Make sure you get the inked time lined up with the square on the yellow card or you get shorted. And, as understudy, forget the mirror with a ribbon of light-bulbs, you get to apply leftover makeup glancing into the glass of a roadside starving artist's painting.

With a little luck, if you listen, if you conquer symmetry in all her glory, you'll get more right-angle kisses than you are entitled too in perpetual give and take, so much easier than eating fifty eggs in one sitting, Baby.

photo: Woodward & Newman


Blogger Brian Miller said...

you know there is a reason listen is italicized...smiles...i like the kisses better than the others but you def have to go through the lumps to get there...

11/21/2011 11:41 PM  
Blogger Berowne said...

Life on the set for the non-star; beautifully captured...

11/22/2011 6:46 AM  
Blogger Cad said...

COOL! "LUKE" here, I gotta HAND it to you on this one

11/22/2011 8:55 AM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

Right angle kisses sound a bit uncomfortable to me - I like mine well rounded! LOL

11/22/2011 9:14 AM  
Blogger The Bug said...

I'm afraid my love of symmetry would get me stuck picking up the director's dry cleaning :)

11/22/2011 9:19 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

Great Magpie ... Dear me! My stage crew work isn't going to get me anywhere I fear.
Frustrated Actor

11/22/2011 10:58 AM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

You write from experience? Good stuff.

11/22/2011 1:32 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Conquer symmetry...sigh...

11/22/2011 9:58 PM  
Blogger Catfish Tales said...

Hahaha, as told by a greasepaint artist? :)

11/23/2011 8:16 AM  
Blogger keith hillman said...

They are only acting! Mind you, it's not a bad job!

11/24/2011 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

human symmetry in relationship, interesting concept

11/26/2011 8:49 PM  

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