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Virtual Casting

The audition footage is rolling in!  Richard has been sending us recordings of people trying out for the four main parts from talent agencies around the southeast.  I spent five hours tonight watching people act out the sides.  I’m a writer, but I’m not sure I have the words to explain how freaky, awesome, painful, funny, and sometimes moving it was to watch people bring my characters to life.  It is going to be so hard to narrow it down to just one person for each part.  I was especially fascinated by the different interpretations people had for the exact same words on the page.  Each person brought something special to the part, even the not-so-great auditions.  I wish I could combine all the best bits into the perfect über performance.