In the Spring of 2004, I auditioned for a play that was a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and The Builder’s Association out of New York. The audition led to my first professional acting job where I was paid for what many consider a hobby but what I consider a passion.
Resulting from that production in the Fall of 2004 were contacts at the very least and friendships at the very best. One of those was my friendship with Jessica Chalmers.
Jessica Chalmers wrote Avanti.
We kept in touch periodically over the years, and when she contacted me in the Spring of 2008 and asked if I’d be interested in collaborating with her again, I leapt at the chance. She’s quite a talent, and the work she’s doing demonstrates her passion for her art. I hope Waking Beauty gets attention — not only for selfish reasons, but for Jessica as well.
So, if you’re intrigued and independently wealthy, throw money at the project.