So I jumped off the diving board.
Too dramatic? I’ll tone it down in the next edit. The point is that I leapt. It’s time to move things forward with my script, and there is no turning back.
First: picked my actors. A tougher job than I thought, considering I wrote the script with specific actors who I personally know in mind. The hard part was deciding who gets in at this early stage. There are easily a dozen actors I have in mind for roles that I did not consider for this reading because I don’t benefit for a large room at this time. For now, just a core group of people with the more substantial parts.
Second: picked three possible dates for a reading. A generous friend donated his apartment; cleared the dates with him.
Third: composed the email: “Can you do the reading? Are you interested? Do any of these dates work for you? Do you know who I am?” Send.
Fourth: held my breath. Didn’t take long. Half of the actors wrote back within an hour, giving their preferred dates. Hopefully the rest will get back in touch over the weekend. All tentative dates are less than two weeks away.
Fifth: Now that there is a deadline, it’s time to start the script revision. Go!