As an actor, auditions are always stressful and usually involve a few mini-mental breakdowns before and after I audition. Auditions, as a writer who has little to no say in who gets cast: so relaxing. Admittedly, I was a little anxious about what the turn out would be like; but, after a plethora of talented actors flocked to auditions, I had a jolly good time sitting next to Sedona and watching the bold, funny, new takes on my characters. I should note, I was relieved when people laughed at my jokes—yay!—and seemed to respond positively toward the sides selected for auditions. I will say it was a thrilling experience to watch my characters become embodied, no longer just hear them as voices (in my head and when my peers read my script aloud in playwriting class), but to see them as well…actual people. It already added this depth to the story that ink and page could not.
We are now cast, and the reason I was so relaxed about the auditions was because I knew my characters were in the hands of Sedona and her casting expertize. As predicted, Sedona chose an amazing cast to enrich The Two Minds of Mr. Coffan and I am oh so excited to have the first read through with Nate Pereira as the ineloquent George Coffan, Amy Stein as the sassy Adair, and Joe Cullen as the ridiculous Mr. Baldwin.
Until next time,