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Theatre Major Who Wasn't Cast: "I'm Fine, Really, No, It's Okay"

Theatre Major Who Wasn't Cast: "I'm Fine, Really, No, It's Okay"

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Theatre major Derek Levinson (SoC, ‘17), who was, once again, not cast in a show out of generals, would like everyone to know he is completely goddamn fine, and advises his fellow students to stop asking him how he’s feeling. When asked how he would cope with the lack of even a single callback this year, Levinson stared briefly into the middle distance before stating, “Really, I’m not that upset about it. I love doing lights, and assistant stage managing. Everything’s going to be fine. There are plenty of things for me to do. It’s going to be fine. Why does everyone keep asking me about this?”

When Levinson first applied to Northwestern in the winter of 2014, he primarily intended to act, while also exploring writing and directing. Based on his success in high school, Levinson says, he figured he’d have been a lead in at least two shows by now. I mean it’s been three years, like, just by probability you’d figure he’d get cast in one of the 11 general auditions that’ve occurred since he came to Northwestern. Levinson has been cast, once, in a tiny little workshop. Only 4 other actors auditioned. Still, Levinson would like everyone to know that he’s really proud of creating the part of “Don”, and wants to give a big shout out to the cast and crew of Serial: The Podcast: The Musical.

Levinson has other things he does on campus, you know? He writes for NBN. He’s a NUKES demonstration coordinator. He’s thinking about rushing next year! Senior year isn’t too late to rush. It isn’t. A lot of people say you find your best friend in college in your frat. Not that he doesn’t have friends now. They’re just busy a lot of the time. Because all of them got cast in shows this quarter.

But really. He’s fine, goddammit. Can everyone please stop asking him about it? He’s fucking fine. He’ll still have a lot of fun seeing all the shows his friends are in, Levinson insists. This isn’t even really that fucking big a deal, guys. There are children starving in Africa. Why does everyone think he’s such a little bitch? Who the fuck is Levinson to fall into complete and utter despair over not getting cast in a fucking show that’s so petty FUCK

I hate this fucking school.

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