17.22: Establishing the Ensemble

Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Zoraida CordovaKaela Rivera, and Howard Tayler

Every character in your ensemble needs to matter to the team, or they probably don’t belong in the ensemble. Zoraida Cordova leads us into this discussion of how we build our ensembles, how we introduce the characters, and how we ensure that all of them are important to the group.

Liner Notes: The article about Superman’s very first line of dialog is here.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.


Pick an ensemble work that you like. Identify each member of the ensemble and why they are important, and what they bring to the story.

Ghost Station, by Dan Wells

2 thoughts on “17.22: Establishing the Ensemble”

  1. This week, Dan, Zoraida, Kaela, and Howard looked at how you establish your ensemble, what you do to make every member of the cast stand out. Introducing green skinned Gamora, Jo in Little Women and her sisters, a task list for character establishment, top hats that turn into guns, Yondu and Rocket Raccoon, mixing up character fusions like a top chef… read all about it in the transcript now available in the archives.

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