Hearing It Out Loud


Yesterday at auditions, I got to hear actors read from Temptress for the first time. People have read the script on their own and offered feedback, but this was the first time I got to hear the words read back to me. It’s a part of the experience of developing a play that never gets old.

On the upside, there was only one line that made me cringe each time an actor read it, one line that made me want to stop and apologize to them for writing something so difficult to say.

On the downside, if you could even call it that, we saw a number of talented actors for the role of Tracy, and both Liz (“Veronica”) and Jon (Executive Producer in Charge of Playwright Ego Deflation) agreed that I had a tough choice on my hands. But that’s not really a downside, is it?