I did a small rewrite on the script today, addressing the concerns that came up during my April 16 conversation with Nancy Larsen. If I were writing this script when I wasn't planning a production, I would have probably added another scene to develop this character point. But at this point I would rather eat ground glass than increase the length of the script or the number of locations, so I was determined to add only a few lines to an existing scene. And it worked pretty well, I think. Achieving an effect with an economy of means is one of the real pleasures of life.
On the other hand, a seemingly minor task--borrowing a camcorder to record next week's auditions--is turning into a major headache. Why is it so hard for us to find a bloody camcorder in this day and age? Because the only people who own camcorders are parents. And where do parents live? Not in New York City. I hope we don't actually have to (shudder) pay money out for this.
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