Welcome back for another week of "Nothing is Lost"! This week, the script starts with Ryan and Jack finishing dinner at the pub, while Ryan relates that he had been fired because his deteriorating relationship with Grace was affecting his performance.
We flash back to the scene of Ryan's firing, which includes an executive of the company. We have another montage of Ryan collecting his personal effects, turning in his badge, and leaving the building for good.
The next scene is an epic fight between Ryan and Grace, resulting in Ryan getting slapped by Grace and kicked out of her house. Another montage details how Ryan got his new job as a social worker in Portland and moving there from Seattle.
Again, there are quite a few monologues throughout the script. Initially, I wrote them because I planned to have some popular song play during each montage for peak emotional effect. Without these songs, however, I'm not sure how effective they are other than moving the story forward. Montages are a great way of telling a lot of story in a short amount of time. What do you think? Do these montages work, or are there too many of them? I'd love to hear what you think!
The document is posted below, but if you don't have access to it, feel free to click on the link.
"Nothing is Lost" Part 8
In every post, I'll be featuring a person or company that deserves some attention. I'm excited for who you are going to meet!
I first worked with Greg when we casted him in E4:9 Films' "Those In Need" as Reggie. He had great comedic timing, and was such a joy to work with, I cast him in my theater piece, "Generation What?" as Ryan. Greg has always had a positive attitude, takes direction well, and brings a collaborative mindset to the rehearsal process. After "Generation What?", Greg had an idea for a spin-off from the original story. Stay tuned for more wacky adventures from Ryan's life!
Greg has a YouTube Channel- go check it out for a few clips used in his one man show, "Yesterday Man", a comedy theater piece I thoroughly enjoyed. He is a talented comic actor, so look for more from Greg as he expands his craft!