It’s intermission at the PFLAG sharing meeting, Claire makes a point of getting to know little more. After intermission, the group reconvenes to hear more stories, including Maureen and David’s (based on submitted text). At last, we get to hear from Rose and Nathan, typical of a sharing meeting: there are tears.
Voted #1 in We Love Soap‘s Indie Soap of the Week poll, for the week of April 1-7, 2012! Also in this poll, Rose & Claire were voted couple of the week, and both Will Conlon & Kate Conway were voted #1 Actor and Actress. Thank you everyone who voted!
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Another note about PFLAG Canada
Last week I had the privilege of attending another PFLAG sharing meeting in Durham, I was accompanied by Will Conlon. We screened Part I and a rough cut of Part II. I was nervous showing my work to the real deal, not only the real group/organization, but the real Maureen was in the audience. I knew she we would be there, though when Will and I arrived we didn’t see her at first. We mingled a bit, caught up with Donna and Jayme. I didn’t see Maureen until after we pressed play. I was so nervous. Did I tell her story right? What about her son’s story? Had she heard his story before? I took several liberties with Maureen’s story when I was writing the screenplay, more than any of the others. Would she be okay with that? My hands were cold and clammy.
When I screen my work to an audience, I tend to sit at the front with my back to the screen, I watch the audience, after all, I’ve seen my work! I don’t need to see it again! It’s always interesting, nerve-racking and educational for me to watch the crowd. Do they react the way I intended? Do laugh at the right places? Smile? Cry? Overall, the audience responded the way I hoped. Jayme made me laugh every time Paul Bellini’s character spoke, as he have me a sarcastic glare, knowing full well that “Gerry” is based on him. The most nerve-wracking part of the evening was watching Maureen respond to hearing her own story, and her son’s.
After the screening, Jayme quoted “Why don’t we all take a break, and have some coffee or tea – some angle brought food cake!”… I’m not kidding! As everyone got up, I rushed over to Maureen to ask her my burning question “Did I do okay?” She gave me a big, wonderful hug. She assured me I did. I asked her again if the changes I made to it were okay, I believe her words were: “You told the story that needed telling”. Indeed.
Along with Part I, this episode is dedicated PFLAG Canada, and all the organizations like it around the globe. I’m very proud of this one.
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cast, in order of appearance
Kate Conway as Rose
Caitlynne Medrek as Claire
Will Conlon as Nathan
Paul Bellini as Gerry
Mary Joseph as Maureen
Kyle Stewart as David
Darryl Dinn as Johnny
Jennifer Kenneally as Marion
Aidan Gowland as Morgan
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