(Scott and Michelle, you should both feel free to post over this if you have something for today.)
I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the New Short Fiction Series rehearsal last night. Some actors were taller than I imagined them. Some were prettier. Some were handsomer. Some were funnier. I was seriously just flattered that they all took the time to understand my work and to listen to my stories. Two of the actors were able to cry during their read, which, really, seems like one of the most valuable tools a person can have. I'm working on it.
After they each went through their story, they all discussed how things could be improved. I felt like I got the inside scoop on doing a good reading. The best part is that I asked Sally Shore, who has been organizing this program for 15 years, if she would give our Lit Lab audience some pointers on public readings and she was happy to oblige, so stay tuned for that!
Oh, and for all you Hunger Game fans, one of the actors reading at the show will be Kimiko Gelman, who will be playing Venia in the movie coming out next year. I'm going to see if she'll stop by the Lab too. She was really nice and brought my characters to life so beautifully.