We cast locally first, but we did not find (some of) the principals locally so we cast that net nationally. We literally had hundreds and hundreds of videos to go through. That is how we chose our Kim and our Engineer. Kim is played by Niki Badua, who was just in the national tour of “Mamma Mia.” The really cool thing is that, hers is the first video we got. We had it the next day. When I saw it, I said this is her. I wanted Kim to be believably 17. She is incredible. We are lucky to get her early in her career. The Engineer is played by Eymard Cabling, who has played the Engineer several times in national tours, and Chase Peacock, who is local, is Chris.
Tell me about your take on this?
The characters all have this idea of a movie in their minds. So we have moments that are very dreamlike and cinematic, grand times when they are using their imagination, where we can really change the color and tone. Then we come out
Gay, straight - we are always looking for true love and hope. We are at a point in our country right now where it can be hard to have hope anymore. Every day we take one step forward and then 25 miles back—like Orlando. The one thing we do have is hope and the ability to fight. In the show, the characters have to have this hope, and fight, because some things you have no physical control over.