First Read Through

Today was so fun!

One of the great rewards for writing and producing your own dramatic works is the milestones along the way that I get to enjoy. Today is certainly one of them: the first cast read-through.

After months of writing and publishing, I have to work through the grueling auditions to finally get an amazing cast set.

And then we finally get together to read the entire script for the first time. It’s always really fun to hear the actors start to think about their roles, and wonder how the interaction will be between the boy who is love with the girl and the villain who’s ready to squish the heroine. It’s delightful, really.

What makes it even more special is knowing that we are putting on a world premiere – a show that no one else has ever seen before. Thrilling!

We all laughed a lot this afternoon as we made it through the entire script in two hours. I have to tell you, if you can be in Penang in May 2016, you’re going to be in for a treat. This play is going to be a blast to produce for a variety of reasons.

Today was one of those good days. Months of work ahead of us, but I can already see that it’s going to be well worth it.

Can’t wait!

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