Photo by Katy Beth Barber
@KBarberPhotography (all other headshots by Nick Coleman & Ron Rinaldi)
Thank you for tuning into this soap opera I call my life!
With the world's eyes focused on the Ukraine, my world is sooo very grateful my family and friends are safe, surviving the worst of Covid and are watching the horrors of war unfolding from afar. America (I think, barely) escaped its own egocentric dictator. We, the people, SEE you. We, the people, REMEMBER the holocaust; lived thru 9/11 . . . NEVER FORGET.
Like everything else life throws at us, we pivot and persevere! In Memorium to 2021, I'd like to quote Yearly Departed (Amazon Prime): "I'm giving up the hustle & grind for ease & flow."
On 2022 Resolutions Radar:
1. Bear Manor Media signed, sealed & delivered its investment to publish Cinderellas of West 53rd Street! Our Writer's Committee constantly jams to finalize our manuscript. Soooo exciting!
2. Shakespeare Alive! finishes with Measure For Measure in May, 2022. Page Clements, our Shakespeare guru, will be joining us to read Mistress Overdone & Sloth! So fun! I hope to have a Brush Up Your Shakespeare video out on it soon! Waaay behind on the Brush Up your Shakespeare videos, however, all are archived on our History Alive site. Below are some cuts of moi . . . and here is a lovely tribute from one of our "core" actors, Kevin Gilmartin, now working with Joyce deWitt starring at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in a new play, "I Left My Dignity in my Other Purse."
"I want to express my deep thanks for all you did for this Shakespeare Workshop. It carried many of us through the doldrums of this Covid nightmare. It was stimulating and fun to work on particular roles and get to read them. Also fun to see the work that others had done week-to-week."
One Minute Montage, 2022
3. Continue guest star booking as an actor/dancer - see both Steve and me waltzing thru HBO's futuristic Westworld in 2022. Casting Directors, Writers, Directors, Producers: Ya gotta call me direct. No agent is pitching my ball these days, however, many are willing to take their 10%.
4. Continue supporting The Rehearsal Club's "new" initiatives with their Residency Program at The Webster Apartments. If you're a talented young professional woman seeking subsidized housing go to the NEW REHEARSAL CLUB SITE for more information.
NOTE: Until the original history and personal web pages of all our members are transferred over, the ORIGINAL SITE (which I built with much support from so many others) remains up.
HAPPY & HEALTHY 2022 TO ALL MY FAMILY, FRIENDS & FANS!
As always, thank you to the fans of Broadway and daytime dramas who remember and stay in touch via social media.
Sending a message of health and harmony to all those in my circle of family, friends & fans.
Shakespeare Alive! This is beginning to feel like a Company lately! And that's an amazing feeling!! Thank you, Denise, for orchestrating all this and making it possible for me to meet all these wonderful actors!" (Katie Sparer, History Alive actor, Acting teacher 2021)
"Denise Pence, well-known for her years of TV soap opera acting is even better in the flesh, a dancer, singer and comic who belts her way across her audiences and dominates the evening from start to finish."Irma La Deuce CT Journal
Denise Pence is one of the most dedicated and prepared actresses I have ever directed. She takes directorial adjustments and delivers rich, sensitive moments of emotional truth. A joy to work with, a real professional. David Hausman, Director, Schreiber One-Acts
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Shakespeare readings continue in 2022. Archived videos (like The Tempest, 2021 above) are archived on our site: www.historyalivenyc.com