NEWS & UPDATES!
|Posted on December 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
A couple of years ago, David and I went to see WISHFUL DRINKING at the Geffen. A woman, reeking of cheap perfume, sat down in front of us and I started wheezing. We politely asked to move our seats and we assumed we'd be put in seats a few rows behind us. Instead, the staff put us in the front row.
When Carrie got to the part about her time on STAR WARS, she talked about how George Lucas told her that bras somehow no longer existed in the future.... she then asked the audience to guess what they used instead. People called out all kinds of things, but none of them were right. I turned to David and quietly said, "gaffer's tape," just as Carrie happened to look right at me. She immediately came to the edge of the stage, right in front of me, and demanded to know how I knew that, who I was, etc., etc. The more she riffed, the more the audience laughed.
As the show went on, whenever she mentioned anything racy, about drugs, or drinking, she'd point to me and say, "Right? I know YOU know what I'm talking about!"
David refers to that as the night I became part of Carrie Fisher's show. I loved it - and her.
|Posted on December 22, 2016 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
I'm sure I won't be the only one to say Good Riddance to 2016. Although artistically, it was a very gratifying year for me, the activist in me had a rough time, particularly after November 8th. Those who know me won't be surprised to learn that I will be attending the WOMENS MARCH in Washington, DC on January 21st. I have many loved ones whose equality is being threatened and I will not sit quietly and do nothing. So, in addition to my letter writing, protesting, and petition signing, I have made a commitment to stand by anyone who is targeted by hate and offer them support. Having that message heard on the 21st is my mission.
|Posted on September 27, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
The encore run of THE LEATHER APRON CLUB was a big success!
We earned three more rave reviews, including one where I was described as "the ruthless Karen Ragan-George," when referring to my portrayal of Presidential Candidate Senator Emily Green! I'd say that was accurate!
We were all sad to have it end, but the cast holds out hope that we'll get the opportunity to present it again somewhere, somehow.
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And in Other News....
I had the privilege of participating in a Staged Reading of SHE IS HISTORY by the extremely talented writer/actress AMY JAN SIMON. Amy assembled a cast of some of the most incredibly talented working actresses in the biz today. Every line they delivered was knocked out of the park.
What a pleasure to sit alongside CATHY LADMAN, MELANIE CHARTOFF, MO GAFFNEY, CLARA RODRIGUEZ, JANE BRUCKER, Saturday Night Live legend LARAINE NEWMAN and fellow THEATRE WEST members ASHLEY TAYLOR and RILEY RAY BAKER. I primarily read Stage Directions, but got to have some fun reading the part of Henry Stanton (husband of famed feminist ELIZABETH CADY STANTON) as well as a couple of one-line characters. It was directed by the extraordinary LEE COSTELLO, who with only one rehearsal, managed to pull it all together beautifully. It was truly inspiring to see all of these women bring their A-Game!
Developing, via the Workshops at Theatre West, my one-act play, ONE NIGHT AT SEA and my one-woman show, SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP.
And, of course, submitting, submitting, and submitting for acting work!
|Posted on July 15, 2016 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on June 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
THE LEATHER APRON CLUB returns!
Due to the overwhelming response - critically and in ticket sales - THEATRE WEST will be presenting three weekends of Encore Performances beginning July 15th. The play will run through the last weekend of July with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8p, Sundays at 2p, and two additional Matinees on Saturday, July 23rd & July 30th at 2p.
Please come see if it you haven't yet - or see it again if you have!!
For tickets, click on this link:
|Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted on April 19, 2016 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
The time is almost here!
THE LEATHER APRON CLUB, starring the amazing ADAM CONGER, ASHLEY TYLER, ALAN SCHACK, ROGER KENT CRUZ, YANCEY DUNHAM, DON MOSS, TONY BATTELLE and Me opens this FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016!
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