Caden Cotard: I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They’re all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.
Sammy Barnathan: I’ve watched you forever, Caden, but you’ve never really looked at anyone other than yourself. So watch me. Watch my heart break. Watch me jump. Watch me learn that after death there’s nothing. There’s no more watching. There’s no more following. No love. Say goodbye to Hazel for me. And say it to yourself, too. None of us has much time.
Millicent Weems: [voice over] Now it is waiting and nobody cares. And when you’re wait is over this room will still exist and it will continue to hold shoes and dress and boxes and maybe someday another waiting person. And maybe not. The room doesn’t care either.
Caden Cotard: I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That’s what I want to explore. We’re all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we’re going to die, each of us secretly believing we won’t
Sammy Barnathan: I don’t have a resume, or a picture. I’ve never worked as an actor. Caden Cotard: Good. Tell me why you’re here. Sammy Barnathan: Well I’ve been… I’ve been following you for twenty years. So I knew about this audition because I follow you. And I’ve learned everything about you by following you. So hire me. And you’ll see who you truly are.