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.]
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Congrats, Mir!!
Excellent! If I were in your area, I’d plan to attend.
Holy shit! My vagina is angry and you are just the woman to tell people about it.
Can I have your autograph?
Congrats! Very exciting!! I would love to audition for something like that. We only have musicals and I can’t sing.
“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?
Congrats on your enraged vaginal channeling. Wish I lived close enough to see the show.
This made me laugh, seriously. Congratulations, have fun with it!
P.S. “YouTube! YouTube! YouTube!”
MY va-jay-jay and I are both ecstatic for you!
So – where & when?
Amazing! Break a……leg?
Congrats! I wish I was in your area to attend the show!
I was just wondering yesterday when you were going to tell us what happened. Congratulations!
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…
really – where and when, I’d love to come cheer you on.(throw popcorn) awesome.
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!
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!)
Congratulations! A part is a part (even when it is part of your body), and a monologue is AWESOME.You do indeed rock!
That’s it. Road trip to Athens.
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.
Way to go, girl! My vagina is jealous.
Haaaaaaaaaa! I love it! Congratulations! (Now I have to go Google it to see what it’s about. Vaginas, I’m guessing).
Hooray! Well done, you. Great luck.
Woo hoo!! Bitch on!!
How exciting! Congratulations!
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!!
Ok, I’ve just got to say it. Break a labia!!
Congrats! And also? Your dad is just the coolest ever. And right (of course). Have fun acting for someone other than your kids!
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)!
a vagina is something I could TOTALLY get behind! Go Mir! :)
That is so awesome, there aren’t even words! GO MIR!
Woooo Hooooo! And fabulous, too!
Well, congratulations! Perhaps you can practice on the blog? How does one bleep oneself out in print, I wonder?
I was thinking of vaguely punny ways to congratulate/tease you, but they are all far too gross and personal! ;-D
Well done! Very well done!
Can’t wait to read about it- congrats!
Congratulations, Mir. Proud of you. :)
You’ll be spectacular!
Congratulations! You’ll do very well. I mean, break a leg. Or in this case, do we say – break a — cervix?
so exciting!!!! and taht is the best one!!!!
congrats!!! chickadee has to be so proud. :)
Will you get to post a clip of your performance?
Yay! As a former thespian myself, I’m vicariously giddy. Hope you have so much fun.
Go, Mir! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!
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? ;-)
Mazel tov, Mir! Here’s to your speaking for vituperative vaginas everywhere!!!!
… and to nobody’s surprise, Mir gets the role! congratulations!!!
Woo! Congratulations! Break a leg. And BTW, BEST post title ever, in context. Perhaps Otto also deserves congratulations? ;)
You are going to rock the house!
Also, I want to come, so you’d best cough up some deets soon.
so you will be giving us more details, right? the when and where for your local readers ;)
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.
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!!
— 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…)