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14 Signs You Might Be an Actor in a Play

1. You’re wearing clothes that aren’t yours.

“Hmmm. I don’t usually dress like a pirate…”

2. A room full of strangers are watching you and you’re ignoring them.

“I don’t remember these people being around while I was eating breakfast.”

3. You’re being called by a name that isn’t yours.

“Why do you keep calling me Juliet? My name is Sarah!”

4. Every time the lights go out, more time passes than you expected.

“That definitely didn’t feel like a whole day.”

5. You’re speaking louder than usual.

“This isn’t my inside voice, but no one’s shushing me!”

6. Someone just told you to “Break a leg.”

“That’s not a nice thing to say. Break your leg, pal!

7. You spent a lot of time rehearsing last month.

“I kept being told where to stand and what to say.”

8. You slam a door and the whole wall shakes.

“That’s weird… It’s almost like a fake wall…”

9. You’re going to a cast party later.

“A party for my broken leg? It’s like everyone is in on this but me!”

10. Your friends say, “We’re coming to see you perform in your play tonight!”

“Huh? What’s that supposed to mean?”

11. You’re saying lines.

“That thing I just said sounds like something Tennessee Williams wrote… Am I quoting him?”

12. A curtain drops from above you.

“Where did that come from?! Now all I can hear is clapping.”

13. You take a bow.

“I’m bending at my waist and so is everyone else. How odd.”

14. You auditioned for a play, got cast in it, learned your lines and blocking, put on your costume and makeup, stepped onto a stage with other actors, and then performed.

“I might be an actor in a play!”

Tim Racine, Brooklyn based writer and comedian.

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