I found out yesterday that . . . wait for it, and say it with me . . . they went another way.
But actors should pay attention: I did a great job. The casting people made sure I knew that. They will continue to look for a spot for me in one of their shows. They wanted to be sure I know that, as well. Listen, I can't say this enough: every audition you have is for more than this one job, and if you have other creative outlets (as I do with my blog, Games of our Lives, ACME, TVSquad, CardSquad and Suicide Girls) then you can forget about measuring your success against whether you get the job or not. You can just do your best (which is all you can ever do anyway,) and leave it all behind you when you walk out the door.
Of course I'm disappointed that I didn't get the job, but I'm not devastated like I once would have been. In fact, I got a great story out of it (if I say so myself) that was a lot of fun and creatively fulfilling to write, so even though I won't get to bring the character to life, it was still a successful audition.
I want to take a second and thank everyone who left comments about the audition, and feedback about the story. Creative outlets are nice, but I'm a performer at heart, and without an audience, I'm just a crazy guy on the corner yelling into a paper bag.
You can't have my bag, so don't even ask.