When writing began for the second season in August 2014 I had four characters I could potentially write for: Brad, Jackson, Clarissa or Cavin. Knowing the writing team I immediately crossed off Brad & Jackson. Micah Kronlokken would bring more truth and depth to Brad than I ever would, and Michael Bartz is Jackson so I could not take his character. That left Clarissa and Cavin. My first initial thought when selecting a character was “What do this person and I have in common?” This was the important question for me. I always try to challenge myself in writing voices that move beyond my own personal life, but the first season is so bitingly honest and true to life that I needed to pull from my own experiences, so what character had that seed for inspiration?
Hi fans! Here is our third Behind The Scenes video on the creation of Season 2 for THE DREAMERS, a Chicago-based web series. What do we have in store for 2015? When do plan to start filming? What are our hopes and fears for 2015?
Take a peek at what we have to say for Season 2, learn what's in store for these Chicago artists, and share this video with your fellow DREAMER fans!
Hi fans! Here is our second video on the creation of Season 2 for THE DREAMERS Chicago web series. We would like to formally introduce you to our writing team.
Take a peek at what they have to say for Season 2, what's in store for these Chicago artists, and share this video with your fellow DREAMER fans!
Season Two is well on its way in development and we are creating an installment of videos to keep all of our fans up to date on the latest with THE DREAMERS. Part 2 and 3 will arrive over the next couple weeks as we inch closer and closer to production in mid July 2015.
Take a peek at what the writers and creators have to say for Season 2, what's in store for these Chicago artists, and share this video with your fellow DREAMER fans!
So our goal for Season 2 is to delegate the these jobs to people who are much more capable and talented (and also to save our sanity, thank you Kaitlyn).
Read on to learn more about how this hilarious and fantastic woman got to be where she is now.
Kaitlyn Griggs is a Chicago native, but grew up in the small town of Southport, Connecticut before returning to Chicago to attend DePaul University. She received her BFA in Acting from DePaul University’s Theatre School as well as a minor in Early Childhood Education. She currently pretends to be adult and lives with her husband (who also pretends to be an adult) in the West Loop with their awesome cat-dog named Stella.
Kaitlyn (you really can call her Kate, or Katie works too) enjoys taking on new challenges in addition to acting. She has a variety of experience in various fields from being a casting intern at Geddes Agency, to a teacher at Acting Studio Chicago, as well as an assistant special education teacher at British School of Chicago. She also has over 3 years of experience in the real estate industry and recently started working at @properties as a licensed real estate broker.
Kaitlyn/Katie/Kate is thrilled to be a co-producer and casting director on Season 2 of The Dreamers. She is most excited to meet and enjoy the talents of more Chicago artists, because nothing brings her more joy!
THe Dream Team
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