theater acting

Things I like:

-looking hot 

-buying stuff they cannot 

-drinking hard

-maxing dad’s credit card 

-skipping gym 

-scaring her 

-screwing him 

-killer clothes 

-kICKING NERDS IN THE noSE

The funniest thing to me is that moment in a show when a character has just died in some tragic way, and it’s just like the saddest thing ever and everyone is bawling

Then you go backstage and they’re just sitting there scrolling through their phone because now they have nothing to do for the rest of Act 2

theatre things that remind me of the hogwarts houses

gryffindor: auditioning for the first time, being alone on stage, long choreography rehearsals, the adrenaline of opening night, designing the set on the grid, hauling furniture onto the set, cue to cues, writing a play, improv comedy, waiting at the stage door after a show.


hufflepuff: getting flowers and gifts backstage, taking the final curtain call, highlighting lines, bringing snacks to rehearsal, read-throughs, pulling costumes from stock, set dressing, paint swatches, warm lighting design, perfectly blended sound, directing, waking into a theater you’ve never been in before.

ravenclaw: character analysis, memorizing lines, learning tight harmonies, having the show become second nature, stage makeup, set construction, costume fittings, mic checks, organized prop tables, writing cues, stage managing, experimental theatre, saving old playbills and ticket stubs.


slytherin: callbacks, practicing after rehearsal, selling program ads, an understudy/swing going on for the first time, fight calls, strike, production meetings, late night paint calls, cool-toned lighting design, spiking the stage, fly rails, producing, watching a bootleg, playbill giveaways.

not-so-fun fact

ben platt has to go to physical therapy twice a week to keep him from physicalizing evan too much and adopting more of evan’s mannerisms (since he already started biting his nails and developing hunched posture because of the role).

To those in theater positions

Me and my friend are soon to be bringing our show to Off-Broadway!

As our show is about bringing together people from different paths of life, we have decided to take to tumblr to fill our crew positions. If you have an interest of being in the crew of an Off-Broadway, touring, and hopefully Broadway show, fill out this form below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS1TMdmjAyI05_1g-PPuD5ossIjejPyTLnU-BbaHI_faoAKA/viewform

If you are an actor/actress or dancer, you can email facingtheoddsmusical@gmail.com to be the first to receive information about casting and audition information.

Actor Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, 24: Legacy) remembers the moment he knew he wanted to be a performer. At 9 years old, the Washington, D.C., native auditioned for a Kennedy Center production of The Brothers of the Knight, a children’s musical about a preacher who doesn’t approve of his 12 sons’ all-night dancing.

“I was going in for the part of Teeny Tiny Tappin’ Theo,” Hawkins remembers. The only problem was he didn’t know how to tap dance. “At all,” he says. “But I wanted to be a part of the show and I just bought these brand new tap shoes — like, the stickers were still on [them]. … And I just remember, like, just tapping my feet.”

From D.C. Theater To ‘24’: The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

Photo: Guy D'Alema/FOX