I'm super shy. It's painful for me to talk to my own friends a lot of the time. And anyone new? Haha, you'd better forget that. I've had this much experience in plays: *tried out for lead role in elementary school and was an understudy *I was in a skit in which I played a rock once for a camp thing However, I've been told many times by friends and teachers and whatnot that I should be in drama class, because I would apparently do very well. I've always secretly wanted to be in a play, and I very much enjoy watching them. I've got a lot of people right now, drama teachers included, trying to convince me to try out for the play that we'll have this upcoming school year. This list of people includes someone we'll call M. M has done acting since she was very young, and took acting classes as a child. Evidently one of her teachers tried to convince her to go into the commercial business once. M is very talented in everything. Art, drama, singing, you name it and that girl can do it. I'm convinced that if she wants it, she can and will be famous one day. M was the star of our school play this year, and did a wonderful job both singing and acting. She said she had little kids coming up to her and telling her how much they liked her performance, as well as adults. Here's what I'm trying to understand. Why do they all want me to do it? M and the drama teachers telling me I should do it says to me that somehow they've gotten into their heads that I have a talent for drama. Here's my other thing: I feel ready to puke thinking about even considering trying out for the play. Got any advice? Advice on good auditions, overcoming shyness, doing well in a play, not being nervous, whatever it is, I'll take it.