These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ Pick Awards had to be cancelled (we’ve still got trophies to give out, eventually). We started the Corona Movie Club to help curb our boredom and constant need to talk about movies with other human beings. I’m even watching network procedurals and actually writing about them.
But what we all really need is comfort. We need our favourite things and our favourite people and right now those are hard to come by so we have to do everything we can to bring them together whenever possible. Our solution was to gather some of our favourite people every Saturday night throughout quarantine to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of major writers across generations, plus a few bonus episodes thrown in. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned.
For the month of February, our troupe decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of four movie scripts, our picks for four of the most romantic movies ever made.
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The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You
Stage Directions- Melissa Wright
Kat Stratford- Gaby Grice
Bianca Stratford- Miriam B
Cameron James- Anne van Leeuwen
Patrick Verona- Mark Kreder
Michael Eckman- Scott Garland
Chastity- Brie Garcia
Joey Donner- Jamie Mac
Mandella- Rachael Nisenkier
Bogie Levenstein- Dom Harvey
Mr. Morgan- Basel Daoud
Miss Perky- Laura Hubbard
Walter Stratford- Christopher Prentice
Prom Poster Girl/ Candidate 4/Biker – Sadie Holloway
Jock/MBA Kid/Drunk Girl- Saiya Floyd
Coffee Kid 1/Derek (White Rasta)/Lucky Guy – Steve Hobbs
Coffee Kid 2/Bartender/Heather – Elizabeth Morriss
AV Geek/ Judith/Shots Guy- Hilary Wartinger
Candidate 1/Clem/Mr. Chapin – Nicanor Campos
Romantic Girl /Candidate 2/Joggers- Ziad Ek
Cohort/Candidate 3/ Stoner Kid- Steve Vargo