....i'll always remember when the utterly tremendous india (captain) came and auditioned. she was our last one of the day. we'd seen a bunch of really fantastic candidates for captain and were fairly sure we'd found her. but then, this adorable, smiley eleven year old girl came in and blew us away. the moment we started recording, she snapped into character. she was terrifying. sammy was cowering behind the desk, nervously laughing out of genuine fear. she was so young, yet there was such a maturity to her performance. she had such an amazing grasp of the nuances it took to be scary. she snarled and squinted and shouted with such command, it was magic. she was superb. we knew instantly she was the one.
not really much of a moral with this one, just recalling a really special moment. each of the kids were amazing and it was really cathartic for me to be on the other side, giving them the opportunity to perform and do what i loved doing when i was there age.