As I mentioned, the three talented people playing Mrs. Hawking, Mary, and Nathaniel in last year’s Bare Bones reading of the original play were kind enough to agree to return. I am delighted to have Elizabeth Hunter, Gabrielle Geller, and Ryan Kacani reading again. But that meant I still had three other people to choose!
This audition process was even tougher than it was last year; I was very fortunate to have a nice selection of talented people, but sadly that meant there were more people I enjoyed than I could possibly use. It’s always sad when you don’t have enough space for someone who gives a good reading and whom you’d be happy to work. I feel very grateful so many people were willing to share their talent with me to put on this piece. Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned; I really wished I had more roles.
The cast I finally settled on is a follows:
Mrs. Victoria Hawking – Elizabeth Hunter
Miss Mary Stone – Gabrielle Geller
Mr. Nathaniel Hawking – Ryan Kacani
Mrs. Johanna Braun / Frau Kirsten Gerhard / Narrator #3 – Joye Thaller
Mrs. Clara Hawking / Narrator #2 – Samantha LeVangie
Mr. Arthur Swann / Narrator #1 – Matthew Kamm
I am very excited to work with every one of them.
I hope you’ll all come out to see this very talented cast read Vivat Regina on Thursday, October 2nd at 8PM at Unity Somerville at 6 William Street, Somerville, MA.