Welcome back! It is good to be back in the office! Our last update came quite some time ago so let me try to catch you back up to speed.
We are COMPLETELY CAST for the entire season! This is a huge milestone in our office. It is such an exhilarating feeling to see miniature headshots of all the actors on our big board in the office. A lot of hard work, time and energy was put into making that happen and it is good to see it all pay off. A special thanks to all of our NY casting directors who helped with our shows.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've had the opportunity to work on the amazing Student Playwright Project (SPP). The project, sponsored by our Community Engagement (CE) department, has truly been a rewarding experience. Not only have they let me direct a play (by an amazing playwright if I do say so myself) but they allowed me to cast the show. This was my first solo casting job and I must say, it was challenging and rewarding. It proved to be a "final exam" of sorts as my Fellowship year winds down. I thank CE for the opportunity; I truly feel honored. The cast for SPP 2010 is as follows:
- Catherine Presite
- Ariana Almajan
- Theodore Snead
- Felipe Cabezas
- Paige Hernandez
- Baye Harrell
- Daniel Kenner
- Brynn Tucker (Winning Plays)
- Wendy Nogales (Honorable Mentions)
The Head Honcho, Casting Director Dan Pruksarnukul, comes back from vacation March 4. I am starting to think I have bad body odor, or that I'm a horrible office mate, or I have a huge spot on my face because Dan and I haven't been in the office together in quite some time! Before his vacation, I went to Boston to work on Stick Fly. January and February were filled with mid-week auditions and events that either Dan or I had to attend. The experience, being the sole person in the office, has been "a trial by fire." I've learned a lot, but lost a few fingers and toes in the process!
Well that is all for now. We will start the casting process for next year's phenomenal season shortly. Like always, I'll keep you updated! Casting Office Out!