It somehow waits to hit me until about ten minutes before auditions are scheduled to start. Holy cats – who’s going to show up…anybody? We specified something…will we get it? And actors start coming in. They are armed with bottled water, writing implements and copies of their resumes. They are warm and friendly to each other as they start to fill the room.
And they are wonderful. They are on top of their game, ready to show you something and change it on a dime if you ask them. They have absolutely no conflicts and will do whatever you need. From that miraculous group, we have to choose.
Choose we did, but I have to say it made me want to do more shows, make more opportunities to work with some absolutely amazing people – some of whom reminded me just how good they are, and some I didn’t know before and really want to work with on a future project. No kidding.