Fake Knight

I think it might be time for a career change. Have you ever heard of those medieval re-enactment banquets? Basically hundreds of people sit around a big arena and get brought tankards full of ale and roast chickens to feast on, while a medieval show is put on before their very eyes. They can pretend to be kings and queens while all of the poor actors get put in hot and heavy suits of armour and proceed to get bashed for entertainment purposes.

Yeah, well, I’m one of those poor actors. That’s why I’m thinking about some career change advice. ‘Melbourne actor’ doesn’t tend to generate a lot of interest online though, so I’m stuck here for now. It would be a great job if I got to be one of the big main knights, but I am always given the role of an unnamed knight who dies in painful and horrible ways. It’s not fun. Sometimes I get roasted by a dragon, impaled with a lance during the jousting tourney or beheaded in battle. And those have just been this week! 

Apparently one of the lead actors is thinking about moving on, though, so there’s a spot up for grabs. If I can get the promotion, I’ll have the crowd cheering for me every night instead of being dragged off the arena and waiting for my next gruesome death. If I don’t get the job, then I think I will need to find a good career consultant near Melbourne. I’m willing to do anything as long as it doesn’t involve pretending to die.

Honestly, I’ve always wanted to get into stage production. Whether that’s through acting or anything else, I don’t really mind. One day I’d love to work on Broadway. It’s a big goal, I know, but I think it’s important to set your sights on something like that, as opposed to, oh I don’t know, not being eaten by a fake dragon.