Student Blog #13

by Guest Writer Urs

The first time I heard about Cleaning Closets was in my acting class. The instructors tell us by the beginning of the semester what plays we can participate in, and since I didn't audition for anything last semester I just wanted to give it a try.

I must admit that I didn't get the concept at all. All I had figured out was that Cleaning Closets was not a stageplay like a Shakespeare or Tennessee Williams play. There was more to it and I didn't really understand what. I didn't really care because the most important part for me was to get some audition experience and – in case of a successful audition – some acting experience.

The audition went well and I saw my name on the cast list  the day after. So I went to the first rehearsal that same day and I'm glad that I did.

 I gained so much knowledge and experience in the last two weeks about the whole LGBT-Subject and I find it amazing how detailed people can share their coming-out stories. I'm amazed when I hear them talk about their struggles and how they always managed to stay strong and keep on. I am also very happy to have a director like Jonathan who understands how important it is to make the cast feel like a team and how much time he spends building a strong relationship between all the cast members.

I still don't know how the actual show will be like but I think it's going to be a whole lot of fun and I am really looking forward to it.