Auditions last week for LEAR. Everyone showed up, no flakes. I put in the notice if you didn’t show up and didn’t cancel before hand you would not be considered for future Rhino shows. Maybe that helped. In the past, about a quarter of the auditioners were no shows. The talent level was also higher this time. Maybe because it was Shakespeare, the actors took it much more seriously. Most were very good. Everyone understood what they were saying, personalized it and physicalized. Some didn’t enjoy the language enough but when I asked them to slow down and savor the words they made the adjustment. One of the best auditions I’ve ever conducted.