Laura plays Julie in AfterWords – she joined us after answering an open casting call though joins us again having played Casey in our production of All Because Of Molly last year.
She was asked to write something about why she wanted to get involved with us and our production of AfterWords and her experience so far.
Hello OC Bloggers! Is that what you’re called? – I don’t know, I was just trying to be hip and down with the kids. But I am not cool. I am too old to be young and cool. So I will stop.
However, those kind of shenanigans are quite apt for this production – I play Julie – who is 71, but is reincarnated in the afterlife as a 27 year old. The chronology of the piece has been a bit mind-bending in rehearsals, but we’ve enjoyed exploring how relative age and the passage of time alters relationships.
I love this play, I think it is really clever and thought provoking. Julie is a great part and I feel really privileged to be playing her. I’m loving working with the rest of the cast and the director to bring the story to life. We’ve had some really interesting and philosophical discussions in rehearsals about the issues this play deals with. It deals with the very basis of humanity and existence. No really it does. Come watch it, you’ll see!