So. This happened.
Mary Kate Wiles was a guest teacher at a local children’s theatre (for my Broadway fan followers, Santino Fontana did his first shows at this theatre in question) and she taught us about film and auditioning for camera.
And hiding in bushes.
She’s a really cool person, and I learned a lot. Except, she made us read scenes from Squaresville. I chose to read for Zelda, because I have always related strongly to that character, and it was really, really nervewracking to read Mary Kate’s character in front of Mary Kate. And on one of the days, we actually read the scene with her, which made her play Esther. That was interesting. But it was also really fun.
And, Mary Kate, if you’re reading this, I didn’t get to sign Yzabelle’s card, and I’m really sorry, but thank you so, so much for coming out and for working with us and for imparting your wisdom and for not treating us like children. It was a really, really fun week. So thank you. :)
Also thank you for slapping my brother. He deserves it sometimes.