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Travis Rocha

Casting Call Update

by Travis Rocha

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Student Life

A few blogs back, I wrote about a pretty awful audition in which I totally forgot my monologue! Though, thankfully, I was still given some callbacks after I instead shared a funny story in its place. Well, this week, the verdict finally came in. I got casted! In addition, rehearsals for “L’Impromptu de Versailles”are well underway and going fabulously.

I’ve been casted as Guildenstern in “Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead” (a tad morbid, but an exciting role nonetheless). The cast will have its first table read next week and I am beyond ready to get started. During callbacks, Guildenstern was the main role I auditioned for that I walked away from really hoping I’d get. I was interested in all of them, but this one was especially in my wheelhouse. The play is absolutely hilarious and I can’t wait to bring it to life. In addition, “L’Impromptu de Versailles” is going very well, with our Friday rehearsal finalizing the play’s entire blocking. I still have a long way to go in perfecting my French, but I know I’ll get it down within the coming weeks.

As a second semester sophomore, I was worried I would struggle to find my footing in the Theater Department at Christopher Newport. I have been completely blown away by how welcoming the community is and how easily I am beginning to integrate myself within it. These two productions are such amazing opportunities, and I can’t think of any other way I’d rather spend my time.

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