Gray Scott: The Future of Work and Death

There are many types of people in my life. Actors, Writers, Musicians, Attorneys, Accountants, Futurists. I met Gray during Michael Roderick’s ConnectorCon. A passionate discourse was had about quantum physics over paninis and salads. Little did we know that Gray was the keynote speaker of the event. A friendship struck up and wonderful conversations continued on…

Thank You, Dr. Angelou

Some people are just extraordinarily gifted. They have a way with words. Their thoughts are clear and their intentions pure. These days it’s hard to find a public figure to be a role model. I always looked up to Maya Angelou. I loved her voice especially knowing that she had given it up as a…

TBB: The Quest of the Hero, Pieces, Mein Uncle

Happy Memorial Day! This week has been a whirlwind of good art happening in the city. What are the chances of seeing 20 different performers in one night, two original musicals Off-Off Broadway and two offers I can’t refuse? The chances are actually pretty good when you hang out and support with fellow artists. Inspired Word…

Guest Blogger: Isaac Klein’s The School of Doing

Isaac and I met during his production of See Jane Give Up Dick at last year’s Fringe Festival. We bonded over our mutual passion for theatre and directing. Plus, he makes me laugh and loves puns. When Isaac told me that he was writing a book on his mentor, the well-respected Broadway director and teacher, Gerald…

Piecing Together Pieces: A Look into DID

About 3 weeks ago, I received an email from Lauren Cunfer asking to be connected to Kristen Penner and Lorelei Mackenzie, writers of Pieces. Lauren is a student at CITYterm and needed more information for her final research paper about musical theatre. Now, it’s no secret that I am a part of the creative team of…

Stepping Out of the Box

What a weekend! Today’s post will be full of gratitude. The weather was beautiful this weekend and I definitely took advantage of it. Many thanks to everyone who supported my shows in Planet Connections – Pieces, The Quest of the Hero and Allie’s Appendix – as well as all the other great pieces. Congrats to Josh…

Queens Impact Awards Impact Others

Usually I write about being in a room of creatives and loving the energy that wildly erupts. Well, last night I was in a room full of do-gooders who were being recognized by the Times Ledger through the Queens Impact Awards. It was a wonderful night. Lots of gratitude. Lots of love. Lots of service….

Reacting v. Responding

Once upon a time, in what seemed like a lifetime ago, I overreacted to every little thing that happened to me or someone else. I didn’t have a filter so I made snap judgments. None of it instinctual. None of it fact-based. None of it fair.  I would act on whatever emotion I was feeling in the…

Guest Blogger: Linda Gnat-Mullin Shares How Kisses Started

About a month ago, I met and interviewed Linda for International Women Artist’s Salon Radio. She was our guest solo artist there to discuss her book Kisses Out of the Blue. We bonded right away because I am a hugger. Those who know me know that I say hi by hugging. It does throw people…

An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed by Sarah Benson

An empty black box save for a microphone on a stand and a single upstage door sets the stage for this smart, funny, and thought provoking theatrical experience. Hang on tight as the Soho Rep hurtles you through time to the antebellum South through quick changes, textured lighting, and one of the most innovative and…