THE CAST OF FAKEBOOK
The knowing an unknowing collaborators of Fakebook.
The Mastermind (?)
Meet Dave Cicirelli, the man who spent six months of his life burning bridges and ruining his reputation. It takes a rare mix of creativity and a immaturity to attempt something like Fakebook. He also has a bad habit of writing about himself in the third person.
The Folk Hero
Intended to be a parody of the free spirit and the butt of the joke, Fake Dave's mix of reckless daring and dashing good looks quickly made him the most popular Dave Cicirelli on the internet.
The Pretend Girlfriend
Kate and Dave never met face-to-face, but that didn't stop their photographs from having a turbulent love affair. Fake Dave and Amish Kate's relationship were shunned by their families, but embraced by the Fakebook audience.
It's pretty hard to blow it in a relationship you're scripting...but Dave found a way.
His Pissed Off Dad
The father/son drama Ralph helped enact became a source of both credibility and gossip among the voyeurs in the real Cicirelli family.
The Secret Foil
An early, devoted follower to Dave's "travels" who uncovered the ruse. Rather than expose the secret, he turned the tables and created his own shadow network of collaborators to bring the consequences of Fake Dave's actions to real Dave's doorstep.
Ted Kaiser was a key collaborator, and the eyes and ears of Fakebook back in Cicirelli's home town of Red Bank, NJ.
The Voice of Reason
Christine Reardon was a sometimes critic, sometimes supporter of Fakebook. Her advice changed the course of Fakebook, possibly because she had a direct line to Dave's deep rooted Catholic guilt.
The Girl On The Train
Right when every girl the Real Dave ever liked is finally paying attention to him, he meets stunning and intelligent woman who would totally make every one of them jealous—and it has to be secret.
The New Boss
Of all the red flags your boss can raise on your first day, asking "Where's your compooter" ranks pretty high.
Spoiler alert: This gig sucked.
The Knowing and Unknowing Audience
The reactions and conversations that happened with every post created a lively improv theater.
Also...sometimes people would send me on a spiral of guilt and self doubt.