I believe that great drama is built through ardently testing Heraclitus’s old notion, “Character is fate.” How do the worst betrayals happen? Whom should we love? These are the kinds of questions that I am interested in answering through careful character development.
The Orientations is told from the perspective of four characters: Walter Choo, a pharmaceutical sales manager in Chicago; Walter’s daughter Marin; Marin’s coworker in Borneo, Will; and Marin’s former college classmate, Ben.
There is also a large and diverse cast of supporting and recurring characters: love interests that include a political activist and a blogger, numerous coworkers (some kindly, some toxic), some unexpected kindred spirits, and a few scene-stealing bêtes noire.