The Devil's Blog
Seriously. It's hard. We've had wonderful work done for us in the audition process. And our director is FANTASTIC with the actors; speaks respectfully and intelligently to them, and gives great adjustments. We've had some people hit it out of the ball park. We've had some people swing and a miss. We've had good people coming in with the best of intentions and just not quite get it. We've had the wrong take on something, the right take but the wrong person, oh, man....it's a Bitch people!
My wife - Carol Kritzer of U/D/K is casting. Big time. Wonderful. KNOWS HER STUFF! Unbelievable taste and a B.S. meter that can't be rigged. She is my hero. And she's brought along her associate who'd getting a casting credit for this as well - Rory. Man, we're lucky.
Fortunate to have a fellow Troubie - Kevin McCourt accompany people for us this week. A prince of a guy.Really followed and helped the actors in their performances... Just feel like we're getting good luck on this project.
I won't say anything else for fear of Jinxing it!
Another milestone; we opened our bank account today. Yep. Feeling like it's really happening now...
Well...here we goooooooo!
Our first day of casting was fantastic! Our casting director (and my wife) is a pro; she and her co-casting director, Rory, were prepared, polite, clearly making this process work for production and actors alike. I was so damn proud and happy to be with her in her element. And the talent; my GOD there are some brilliant actors out there; we had two choices already after the first session - I'm so excited to see who we get tomorrow night....
This is going to be a "process" as they say; we need to build a band from the ground up, with actors who feel like they belong together - like they grew up and grew apart and that you can "see" as people who KNOW each other in their bones...a delicate dance, indeed.
Have to give a big shout out to our Director, Darin, who is so good with actors. Just wonderful to watch him. So glad he's on board to guide this ship.
Well. WOW. I'm exhausted. This has been an exciting couple of days: we had our first production meeting with Cate and Max and Darin and David and I. Everyone got along famously, and I have to say- we're in very good hands with Cate and Max. We then met with our casting director and, again, a delight. Smart and capable and excited about this project. Oh, and I'm married to her, so she better be!!! LOL. So, the breakdown goes out, the auditions get set up and we GO!
In addition we launched out indiegogo campaign - lots of work to get it up and going...and that work will continue for the next 30days...yikes...! But without moola we can't do the showa...
Well, let me tell ya; this isn't easy! Any of you kids planning on putting up your own show - take my advice and seriously consider how much time you have to devote and what you're willing to do to make it happen - 'cause it's gonna take just about all your time and you're gonna have to be willing to do just about anything to 'be in the room where it happens'...to quote our fave musical. Seriously, I became an actor so I wouldn't have to work a 9-5 job...and here I am putting up a show (that I won't be IN) working on it 8am to Midnight! LOL!
But the truth? I LOVE IT! Being fully invested in something - emotionally, financially, artistically - is absolutely the best.
So IF you have that passion project, that thing you MUST do, then do it!
The rewards are amazing.
Okay...back to the salt mine!
Indiegogo launches in 10 days!
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