Here is the video of the reading of the second episode of La Famille. Autumn Silvas plays our girl Kattie and she is so very good. She made my dreams come true! And I recruited my friends Mark Needle and Nicholas Thurkettle to play those hard to cast guy parts. (There are never enough men!)
Episode 2 Synopsis: The story of our series continues when Dawn is inspired to tell Samantha about Kattie, her grandmother, after reminiscing about growing up on the bayou.
The second story switches to Dawn’s mother’s side of the family in recounting the experiences of her grandmother, Kattie, from the end of the Civil War onwards. Kattie’s mother is extremely abusive and makes her the sole caretaker and breadwinner of her family. Her father died 5 years before. Eventually, Kattie marries the kind Jacques Charpentier and they have 9 children, the youngest of whom is Thérèse, Dawn’s mother, to whom Kattie gives birth at the age of 50.