An actor, it seems, is an
experienced theatre person. He knows, after all, all the
"tricks" and is proficient in all the arts of the stage.
And yet, by their auditions for the Hebrew Actors'
Union, one could see that at times they are ordinary
mortal men. He becomes fascinated by a strong scene, he
applauds a good actor and he cries and laughs together
with those who perform for him. He forgets at times that
he is a "judge" here, that soon he will have to vote and
give out verdict. He becomes a regular theatregoer.
The auditions at the Actors' Union
are, as a matter-of-fact, "shows," productions with
actors as "spectators." However, the typical "shows"
come forth on a large stage with light effects and sets
and as such is a production given on a small, naked
platform. The audience does not sit in the dark, the
hall in a .... mood. Even more: on the stage sits aside,
the chairman, who brings forth each candidate.