Actually, right now it’s delighted

So remember how I was all “Grrrrr, people make me mad and we need more girl power in the world!” and so I was going to go audition for The Vagina Monologues basically because my daughter asked me to? And then I didn’t say anything else about it and several of you emailed me and were all “Oh hey, whatever happened with that?” And I sort of did the email equivalent of “Hmmm, yeah, I dunno, OH LOOK, SOMETHING SHINY!” and didn’t really tell you?

I was waiting, see.

The audition itself was quite brief—surprisingly so, I thought—and I was left wondering if I was so awful they cut me off to save themselves or if I was so awesome that they decided to cast me on the spot and no further reading was necessary. (I have NO IDEA where my son gets that whole black/white assessment of the world from. Curious.) I went away and agonized for a few days, then later got a general “welcome to the cast, more info to follow” email.

More info arrived this evening. I read for the Angry Vagina monologue and that’s what I got! Apparently I am totally believable as cranky genitalia. I choose to take this as a compliment.

[Related: HOLY SHIT I haven't acted in two decades and I thought a good way to reacquaint myself with the stage would be to get up in front of a bunch of people and bitch about tampons and pap smears?! Of course I did.]

71 Responses to “Actually, right now it’s delighted”

  1. 1
    Dayna December 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    You rule.

  2. 2
    Melanie December 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Congrats, Mir!!

  3. 3
    Lara December 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Congrats!!

  4. 4
    DW December 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Congratulations!

  5. 5
    Laura (a loyal lurker) December 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Excellent! If I were in your area, I’d plan to attend.

  6. 6
    Denise December 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Holy shit! My vagina is angry and you are just the woman to tell people about it.

    Can I have your autograph?

  7. 7
    Trish December 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Yeah! Congrats!!!

  8. 8
    Tara December 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Congrats! Very exciting!! I would love to audition for something like that. We only have musicals and I can’t sing.

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    Mandy December 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    “cranky genitalia” = awesome.

    (I’d have gone for the Angry (with a capital “A”), too.

    Congrats!

    Can Otto sneak a recording device into the theater so your loyal fans far and wide can see, too?

  10. 10
    Carolyn December 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Congrats on your enraged vaginal channeling. Wish I lived close enough to see the show.

  11. 11
    Lisse December 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    This made me laugh, seriously. Congratulations, have fun with it!

  12. 12
    Carolyn December 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    P.S. “YouTube! YouTube! YouTube!”

  13. 13
    Leslie December 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    MY va-jay-jay and I are both ecstatic for you!

  14. 14
    Karen R. December 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Congratulations!

  15. 15
    Bob December 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    So – where & when?

  16. 16
    MomCat December 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Amazing! Break a……leg?

  17. 17
    Crickett December 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Congrats! I wish I was in your area to attend the show!

  18. 18
    Lucinda December 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I was just wondering yesterday when you were going to tell us what happened. Congratulations!

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    Megan December 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Oh WELL DONE! I love happy I-done-girded-my-loins stories! I’m so v impressed. Now, natch you’ll make sure it’s recorded, and NATCH you’ll post the video…

  20. 20
    Kelly December 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Yeah!!!!

  21. 21
    elizabeth December 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    really – where and when, I’d love to come cheer you on.(throw popcorn) awesome.

  22. 22
    Heather December 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Well at the very least I’m sure you’ll be able to turn it into great blog fodder ;) But, I’m also thinking you’ll totally rock it, and have a blast!

  23. 23
    ste December 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Brava!

  24. 24
    Jessica December 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Way to go, Mir! I wish I weren’t in the frozen tundra of the US, because I’d totally be in the audience to show support and stuff. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, right? It’s just like riding a bike? (Except for the whole “break a leg” thing. Don’t do that while riding a bike!)

    ;)

  25. 25
    Diane December 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Congratulations! A part is a part (even when it is part of your body), and a monologue is AWESOME.You do indeed rock!

  26. 26
    Navhelowife December 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Congrats!

  27. 27
    carson December 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    That’s it. Road trip to Athens.

  28. 28
    dad December 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m so proud! I can hardly wait to tell everyone at the office.
    I look forward to blushing in the audience at the premier.

    And what’s this stuff about not having acted in 20 years?
    You cannot raise two kids without acting and when you got it, you got it.

  29. 29
    RuthWells December 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Way to go, girl! My vagina is jealous.

  30. 30
    jadine December 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Haaaaaaaaaa! I love it! Congratulations! (Now I have to go Google it to see what it’s about. Vaginas, I’m guessing).

  31. 31
    elz December 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Hooray! Well done, you. Great luck.

  32. 32
    Jamie December 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Woo hoo!! Bitch on!!

  33. 33
    Gayle December 10, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    How exciting! Congratulations!

  34. 34
    Jeanmarie December 10, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Good for you, Mir – not only did you set a great example by promoting girl power, but by conquering your fears and living a “mighty life” – three cheers for vaginas!!

  35. 35
    ellbee December 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Ok, I’ve just got to say it. Break a labia!!

  36. 36
    Traci December 11, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    Awesome!

  37. 37
    Varda (SquashedMom) December 11, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Congrats! And also? Your dad is just the coolest ever. And right (of course). Have fun acting for someone other than your kids!

  38. 38
    Shannon December 11, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    That is awesome! Congratulations! I hope it leaves a mark on Chickadee (or at least that she realizes someday in the future how cool her mom really is)!

  39. 39
    HG December 11, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Congrats, Mir!

  40. 40
    Jaime December 11, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    congratulations!

  41. 41
    kathy December 11, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    a vagina is something I could TOTALLY get behind! Go Mir! :)

  42. 42
    Tenessa December 11, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    That is so awesome, there aren’t even words! GO MIR!

  43. 43
    Deb December 11, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  44. 44
    Laura December 11, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Woooo Hooooo! And fabulous, too!

  45. 45
    ccr in MA December 11, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Well, congratulations! Perhaps you can practice on the blog? How does one bleep oneself out in print, I wonder?

  46. 46
    Em December 11, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Congratulations!!

  47. 47
    Melissa December 11, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Congratulations!

  48. 48
    Brigitte December 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I was thinking of vaguely punny ways to congratulate/tease you, but they are all far too gross and personal! ;-D

  49. 49
    Kate December 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Congarts!

  50. 50
    addy December 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Well done! Very well done!

  51. 51
    Sharon December 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Can’t wait to read about it- congrats!

  52. 52
    Crissy December 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Congratulations, Mir. Proud of you. :)

  53. 53
    Another Dawn December 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    You’ll be spectacular!

  54. 54
    Daisy December 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Congratulations! You’ll do very well. I mean, break a leg. Or in this case, do we say – break a — cervix?

  55. 55
    vanessa December 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    so exciting!!!! and taht is the best one!!!!

  56. 56
    liv December 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    congrats!!! chickadee has to be so proud. :)

  57. 57
    Heather Cook December 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    YAY! Congratulations!!

  58. 58
    Headless Mom December 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Wow! Congrats!

    Will you get to post a clip of your performance?

  59. 59
    Reb December 12, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    Wahoo! Congrats!!

  60. 60
    Sheryl December 12, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Yay! As a former thespian myself, I’m vicariously giddy. Hope you have so much fun.

  61. 61
    JillW. December 12, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Go, Mir! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. 62
    Katie in MA December 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Congratulations!!!! That is awesome. :) Wicked awesome, even. Now…the question is, would it be inappropiate for you to start yelling about WHY you were so angry , you know, right in the middle of your performance? ;-)

  63. 63
    Tami December 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Mazel tov, Mir! Here’s to your speaking for vituperative vaginas everywhere!!!!

  64. 64
    Aimee December 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    … and to nobody’s surprise, Mir gets the role! congratulations!!!

  65. 65
    Liza December 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Woo! Congratulations! Break a leg. And BTW, BEST post title ever, in context. Perhaps Otto also deserves congratulations? ;)

  66. 66
    Natasha December 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Congratulations, Lady!

    You are going to rock the house!

    Also, I want to come, so you’d best cough up some deets soon.

  67. 67
    nicole December 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    so you will be giving us more details, right? the when and where for your local readers ;)

  68. 68
    Liz December 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Woohoo!!!

  69. 69
    Sheila December 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    I am considering buying a plane ticket. But that would be weird. So, instead I’ll say a hearty “Congratulations!” and wait for the video upload.

    Woot!

  70. 70
    Laura December 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    OMG I wish my dad still lived in Atlanta. Then I could fly out there to see this. But alas he doesn’t. So I can’t. So I guess there was really no point in saying anyting, other than:

    YOU RULE THE WORLD!!

  71. 71
    shadymama December 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    DRY.WAD.OF.FUCKING.COTTON
    — is all i have to say about that.

    (also CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YAY!)
    (also – ladies? the diva cup changed my menstrual life. CHANGED IT. check it out if yer flows heavy and, you too, despise the dry wad of cotton…)

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