Shifting my schedule and my format a little bit to post your shows on TBB. Since there are many festivals and show happening this summer, I set up this form for you to fill out and send to me with your show info. Please do invite me to your event as well so I can share … Continue reading TBB: Madame Infamy, They Call Me Q & All Systems Go: Mission 2
I came across this website about avoiding clichés when writing and though I would agree, sometimes a cliché is all one can absorb. Summer is my favorite time of year. It's a mix of relaxation and theatre crazy. Festival season is up and running and the shows seem to be on overdrive. Writing content for … Continue reading Clichés & Content: Why Should I See Your Show?
We are truly in the middle of New York City's Festival season. There's the Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), The Strawberry Festival, The Brick Comic Book Theatre Festival, The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) and so much more. It's hard to know which shows to see in which festival in … Continue reading TBB: Festival Season, Madame Infamy, They Call Me Q, Woman at the Funerals
One of my last conversations with my dear friend friend, Cas, included the phrase "you're the asshat with cancer". It's not important what the context was but just the fact that I could say that to him. We both nodded and and then busted out laughing. Well, I had a good belly laugh. He did his … Continue reading Friendship: Cas, What is Happening Right Now?
I just came across this article as I was cleaning my inbox: 17 Amazing Theater Cities That Aren't London or New York and I want to go to all of them the exception of Chicago. I went to the Chicago Fringe last year when my friend, Valerie Hager, performed her one woman show, Naked in Alaska (see below). … Continue reading Amazing Theatre Cities – Roadtrip?
After a long week of celebrating the life of my dear friend, I am reminded of how art heals. What a beautiful outlet! To be able to sing, sit in a theatre, dance at a gala and reminisce of the many projects of yesteryear, that's just an amazing gift. I will write a separate post and … Continue reading TBB: Woman at the Funerals, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 12 Angry Men
I meet a lot of interesting people. I meet a lot of interesting people in unique situations. Melissa Robinette is one of my favorite interesting people I have met in a unique situation. Last fall, our mutual friend, Doug Shapiro (Savvy Actor & Fearless Mensch) needed a few people for his class at Pace University. … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Melissa Robinette Talks Acting & Doing
I was thinking this morning about finding your voice as a writer. I worry about that, from time to time, and then am reminded how unnecessary it is to worry about that. But when you have a very small body of work, as I do, I think that “voice” becomes that much harder to discern. Every … Continue reading First Fridays with Valerie G. Keane: If This Is My Voice, Why Is It Screaming?
The house music is blaring and you are dancing in your seat. The image on Shana A. Solomon's program shows a towering diva. Then she steps on stage, monolithic in her diminutive frame. Engaging and widely talented, Solomon draws the audience into her story in the Boogie Down Bronx, where her father hustled, her mother pleaded from outside … Continue reading The Closet Bitch is No Bitch
Believe it or not, I do actually do activities that are non-theatrical. This past week, I decided to take a night off and hang out with some fellow artists at an open mic for Inspired Word. I read three poems that are in the running for my performance at the Kaufman Studios Block Party. I don't perform … Continue reading TBB: Planet Connections Final Week, Our Bar, Newtown Literary Release