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Gideon’s Thoughts

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Gideon’s Thoughts

Theatre has always been my passion and I should say my calling, and auditioning has always been my greatest fear, mostly because I feel self-conscious. Working on the stage readings of A Raisin in the Sun and The Convert were quite an experience. I will separate the two as I worked with different people in the two readings. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry was the first reading I participated in. I actually was the first one to audition as I had to rush somewhere. When I got a part I was quite eager to do it but I was given a minor role initially as the director Patience Tawengwa wanted to try out who was better between me and another guy. Well, I finally got the lead role of Walter Lee Younger as I turned up the heat when it was my turn to take a jab at it. The whole rehearsal experience for the first reading was quite taxing as we had a lengthy rehearsal in which we would sit and just go through the whole play.