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Milo Dunstan

Milo is outgoing and expressive— which is great, as long as he thinks before he speaks. His penchant for too much honesty tends to dampen his acting skills, however, and he even finds himself rehearsing day-to-day social situations for fear of being too candid. He is currently studying theatre and dance, but also works part time in his father's restaurant, at his mother's dance studio, and as a stagehand for a local theatre.

Liam Schwartz

Liam is an anxious person. He doesn't sleep much, is often hot-tempered, is a champion for personal space, and has blood that's more caffeine than plasma. He's doing his best (and often struggling) to find the balance between letting himself stagnate, and challenging the borders of his comfort zones. He's still trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life.

Hebert Dalton

An aspiring professional actor, and a classmate/colleague of Milo's. There's an ocean and five hours newly placed between himself and his sorely missed friends and family, which may or may not encourage him to be slightly too desperate for human interaction. Which some people find somewhat off-putting. ...Which Milo finds somewhat off-putting.

Archie Bast

Archie is Liam's best friend and former college roommate. Despite often seeming caught up in his own worries and anxieties, he's more observant than given credit for— and also a great deal more understanding. [With love to Galen!]

Kat Drescher

Kat's been around the block a few times, which makes her fairly decent at giving relationship and life advice. She's infrequently seen without her "best friend" (with benefits), Penny O'Neil.

Penny O'Neil

Penny is a manipulator. While she tends to be an introvert, she's developed a craft for taking advantage of situation that can be turned in her favour— though it's not always clear what her intentions are. Kat seems to be the only person she cares for.

Eli Schwartz

Liam's father, a strict and conservative lawyer. He's thoroughly disapproving of the choices his son's made in life and isn't afraid to let his son know about it. Liam spends a great deal of energy trying to do the impossible and please him, but often comes away disappointed himself.

Alfons Schwartz

Liam's older cousin— and the black sheep of the family. Alfons ran away at 18 to pursue a career in doing absolutely nothing. His talent for music pays his way in life while he depends on the hospitality of whoever he can sucker into sheltering him.

Jojo Schwartz

Liam's pet cat. Jojo was born without eyes, which is exactly the reason why young Liam was drawn to the eerie kitten. Despite his lack of sight, Jojo seems to have no trouble getting into things he's not supposed to.

Dylan Dunstan

Dylan is Milo's father, though Dylan often treats Milo more like a brother than his son. Dylan is laid back and cares deeply for his children, but he can be sarcastic and bitter at times— especially when it comes to his ex-wife. He owns an upscale French restaurant downtown.

Molly and Mina Dunstan

Milo's younger twin sisters, currently aged fourteen. They lived with their mother after their parents' divorce, and saw Milo less often than they would have liked while growing up. Time spent together is often time spent latching on to him— or better yet, latching on to his boyfriend, Liam. Molly is the curly-haired and more upbeat of the pair; Mina entered her angsty teenager phase early. (They wouldn't be especially pleased to share a cast page slot, but here we are.)

Nora Sinclair

Milo's mother. While Nora aspired to be an actress and a dancer once upon a time, her career was cut short by Milo's unexpected arrival. She traded university for a job and started her family at 18 years old— and was divorced 11 years later. She's remarried and has a new baby girl with her new husband, but she can't help being a little bitter; her continued inability to get along with Dylan doesn't help the rift she's building between herself and her children.

Roger Sinclair

Well connected and affluent, Roger Sinclair is a big name in the business. He's also been Milo's agent since Milo was a child. It's a little unclear to Milo whether Nora and Roger started seeing each other before or after Roger began working on Milo's behalf. Either way, Milo isn't particularly thrilled about his mother's new husband (despite being hesitant to cut his own nose to spite his face).

Sylvia Sinclair

Sylvia is Milo's one-year-old half-sister, the daughter of his mother Nora and her new husband, Roger. While Milo's not yet fully come to terms with where he stands in mother's new life and new family dynamic, it's pretty hard for him not to find Sylvia cute.

Ally Mayfare

Ally was a friend of Milo's in college. She's friendly and talkative, but with a temper a mile wide if she feels she or a friend is insulted. As an amateur actress, she made up the third leg of the Nerd Herd. [Creator]

Antonia "Toni" Lucci

An aspiring professional dancer. She was assigned to be Milo's partner by their university professor, making their professional relationship a little awkward as they try to become accustomed to each other. It helps that they're vaguely familiar with each other from previous dance classes in their childhood.

Richard "Dick" Marre

Dick is a man's man. He's got your back in any situation. Unfortunately, his idea of "having your back" is usually to be loud and overbearing, which is a lot more like pounding you in the back with a sledgehammer than "having" it.

Noel Laroque

Noel doesn't know what it means to not get her way. Her family is very wealthy and of influential social standing. Liam may be a little enamoured of her, though probably not for the right reasons.

Seymour Wright

Seymour was in theatre with Milo, Ally, and Viola back in the day. Milo was always a little jealous that he'd gotten the lead in one of their very last college plays, but even he has to admit that it was pretty fitting that he shared the character's first name. And disposition.

Chloe Randolph

Chloe is just too nice. She lives in her own little bubble - and has a tendency to be self-absorbed inside of it. She's the type of girl you'd love to see if she has human emotions other than "bubbly" and "shy".

Madison "Matt" Dooley

Matt shared a number of classes with Liam in their shared Law University. As an intelligent and well put-together student, however, Matt always did seems to be doing a great deal better than Liam in their classes.

Viola "Vi" Butler

Vi is one of Milo's best friends. She's independent and self confident with a healthy dose of sass. Mechanically oriented, she mans the stage technician spot in the school's theatre club - landing her square in the Nerd Herd. [Creator]

The Redhead

One of(?) Dylan's girlfriend(s?); Dylan sometimes travels abroad to visit her. Milo's not sure he wants to know who she is.

Mr. Renard

Mr. Renard owns a local theatre, and employs Milo there as a favor to Roger Sinclair. He's eccentric and jovial, but he can be very shrewd in analyzing how useful others can actually be to him - especially when it comes to acting.

Rory T. Lion

A character from an old children's book that was popularized by a 90's cartoon series and several movies. Milo thinks Rory's cute— until someone's asks him about it. Then he's clearly too old for Rory.