There has been a controversy brewing around Ms. Daryl Eisenberg of Daryl Eisenberg Casting who was tweeting comments about those auditioning such as:
- “Theme song to FAMILY GUY. BEST song choice of the YEAR!”
- “Good thing my assistant noticed that he had NO CONTACT INFO ON HIS RESUME. We stopped him before he left the room. He was actually good!”
- “if you are going to sing about getting on your knees, might as well do it and crawl towards us…right?”
- “If we wanted to hear it a different way, don’t worry, we’ll ask.”
- “All this screaming (I guess these kids call it belting) is giving me a headache…”
- “Seriously, actors. Are you too damn lazy to type up a proper resume?!”
- “Best part of this guy’s resume….”Height: 179 cm””
- “Don’t put your age on your resume! Let ME decide how old you PLAY!”
- “This is more than 32 bars….”
Most Many of them are pretty harmless (and there aren’t many), some are helpful, and more than a few are pretty rough. But It does beg the question; is it appropriate at all to publicly comment about auditions?
In audition manuals there are numerous examples of actual auditions going both well and awry. Perhaps the controversy has more to do with the proximity to the auditions and the question of whether she was doing this during the auditions themselves. In an interview with Broadway World Ms. Eisenberg responded, when asked if she tweeted during the actual auditions, “Out of the room, during downtime. I have a show to cast.”
What do you think about all this? Please leave a comment below.
[I made some edits to this after realizing that the tweets go back at least a month and involve several auditions]