Toward the end of the rehearsal process, Lisa Richardson, an extra in our production of To Kill a Mockingbird, shared this note and questions with her cast mates:

Dear To Kill A Mockingbird (TKAM) Cast,

You have spent a great deal of time studying, exploring, and practicing for the TKAM performance for the next two weeks. You possess a wealth of humanity and a generous spirit, and I feel it is important to share your collective voice to enrich the emotional experiences of our audience.

Please take a moment to answer the questions on the enclosed form. Our goal is to share cast members’ perspectives of their theatrical journey with the TKAM audience through the digital playbill and invite the audience to respond in a digital conversation with us. This form will be anonymous.

Your voice is important.

These were her questions. We thought our audiences might be interested in hearing the answers.

What was your motivation for participating in To Kill A Mockingbird TKAM?

In what ways do you believe TKAM is relevant to today’s audience?

What would you like your audience to take away from watching TKAM?

Suggestions for audience members going back into the world after leaving our play.

Any other thoughts you would like to share.