I auditioned for my first show in nearly 10 years. The show had the potential of actually paying its actors if it broke even.
Now, a note on the world of professional, semi-professional, and amateur theatre.
There are more people going for the job you want that in the computer industry.
A computer position can interview 5-10-15 candidates.
A show can audition 25 and then shoot you down on the case of: Race, Gender, Age, Weight, voice, attitude.
This past year, every interview I've gone to has yielded disappointment.
Today... I accepted the role that I nailed at auditions.
I am once again an actor.
Life can be funny.