The first time I met Denise was when she read a role in my wife’s play, “Family Planning”. We’ve since become friends and she was easily my first choice to play Mary Jo. The charachter is based on a real person, an old, dear, deceased friend of my wife’s. The third anniversary of her death fell, by complete coincidence, on the day Denise read her role. It brought a whole new level of humanity to the experience of hearing Denise record the part.