I received the first cast email from the director of "Heaven Can Wait". It gave some initial instructions about when we will meet for a read through (Monday) as well as a few house keeping items. So in that sense it was the first set of directions in this production.
It also included a cast list. I only recognized one name for certain from the night of auditions. (And was pleased to learn I was accurate in my guess for which part he would be assigned.) The rest of the names I can't yet put to a face.
This is uncommon for me. I haven't been in a show without at least one acquaintance in years.But this will be an even rarer occurrence; it will be a cast full of strangers in a venue I have never performed in. It's been about 7 years since that one happened.
But I welcome it. As fond as I am of many of my local actor friends, and as much as I love some of the venues, (in some cases I love the venue more than the people who run it), I am excited about the chance for so much newness. I think it can only add a little something extra to both my performance and the production as a whole.