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A few characters sitting at a table.

Characters engage the everyday. It may seem sometimes like they’re misplaced in their surroundings, but actually they are constantly calling attention to it with the senses: their speech, their appearance, sometimes even their names.

Very often these elements combine to produce a resonance that is so compelling, it makes a description in words completely inadequate.

You’ve got to be there. You’ve got to meet them. You’re invited to watch and listen and when you do that in the company of a real character, time slows down. And everyone wants some more of that.