Actually, right now it’s delighted

By Mir
December 10, 2011

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.]


  1. Dayna

    You rule.

  2. Melanie

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Congrats, Mir!!

  3. Lara


  4. DW


  5. Laura (a loyal lurker)

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

  6. Denise

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

    Can I have your autograph?

  7. Trish

    Yeah! Congrats!!!

  8. Tara

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

  9. Mandy

    “cranky genitalia” = awesome.

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


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

  10. Carolyn

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

  11. Lisse

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

  12. Carolyn

    P.S. “YouTube! YouTube! YouTube!”

  13. Leslie

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

  14. Karen R.


  15. Bob

    So – where & when?

  16. MomCat

    Amazing! Break a……leg?

  17. Crickett

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

  18. Lucinda

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

  19. Megan

    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. Kelly


  21. elizabeth

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

  22. Heather

    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. ste


  24. Jessica

    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. Diane

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

  26. Navhelowife


  27. carson

    That’s it. Road trip to Athens.

  28. dad

    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. RuthWells

    Way to go, girl! My vagina is jealous.

  30. jadine

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

  31. elz

    Hooray! Well done, you. Great luck.

  32. Jamie

    Woo hoo!! Bitch on!!

  33. Gayle

    How exciting! Congratulations!

  34. Jeanmarie

    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. ellbee

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

  36. Traci


  37. Varda (SquashedMom)

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

  38. Shannon

    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. HG

    Congrats, Mir!

  40. Jaime


  41. kathy

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

  42. Tenessa

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

  43. Deb


  44. Laura

    Woooo Hooooo! And fabulous, too!

  45. ccr in MA

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

  46. Em


  47. Melissa


  48. Brigitte

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

  49. Kate


  50. addy

    Well done! Very well done!

  51. Sharon

    Can’t wait to read about it- congrats!

  52. Crissy

    Congratulations, Mir. Proud of you. :)

  53. Another Dawn

    You’ll be spectacular!

  54. Daisy

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

  55. vanessa

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

  56. liv

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

  57. Heather Cook

    YAY! Congratulations!!

  58. Headless Mom

    Wow! Congrats!

    Will you get to post a clip of your performance?

  59. Reb

    Wahoo! Congrats!!

  60. Sheryl

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

  61. JillW.

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

  62. Katie in MA

    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. Tami

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

  64. Aimee

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

  65. Liza

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

  66. Natasha

    Congratulations, Lady!

    You are going to rock the house!

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

  67. nicole

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

  68. Liz


  69. Sheila

    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.


  70. Laura

    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:


  71. shadymama

    — 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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