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BUSINESS OF THE BUZZ

Quarterly Seminars
SAG-AFTRA Conservatory
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

January 14, 2020
March 10, 2020
June 9, 2020

Unless I'm on location elsewhere, we'll be continuing this overview on social media marketing for the actor. I'd love a good agent on my team, but until I find one, I've learned to do it all! And it's not rocket science, but it does take initiative and a few tips & tricks to cut out the noise & focus energy.

Past Class Comments:

"You inspired creativity!"
Constance Harcar (recurring GL)

"You are a bright light & it is so contagious. I feel very inspired & ready to hit the ground running. Thank you!"
Timberly Whitfield (writer/producer/TVhost)

"You exude confidence, clarity & changed my attitude toward social media"
Harrison Lee
(dancer/actor)

"You have a free-spirited, positive nature that relaxes me in the ever-growing-so-fast paced world of digital . . ."
Regina Pasqualino (actress/writer/yoga)

"Engaging & funny; helps lift the curtain on social media."
Tony Lopresit, (Actor)

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Thank you RC Sisters!

It's been a pleasure to serve our national organization as your Chair these last few years. We launched a new website in 2017, gained many new members from all over the country and celebrated our 105th Anniversary with a Rising Star Cabaret. Keep up with us by visiting www.reheasalclubnyc.com -- our multiple Bulletin Boards will share the latest among our women in NYC and Regionally.

LEARNING
ALLY

Audiobooks are proven to help students with reading disabilities become better readers and learners. They can be a powerful tool to support comprehension, boost confidence, save time on schoolwork and ultimately lead to better outcomes . . . and my first (& only) recording of Vampire Diaries is now in their library.

GATEWAVE RADIO

After 8 years, I bid a fond farewell to hosting my own program, "The Cinematic Arts." (read more on my Affiliate Page) As a permanent part of my archival history, this is my last show, dated April 14, 2016:

Guild For the Blind

Working with the lovely Robyn Frank on a newly conceived "Mind/Body/Spirit" class for the last eight years, we finally bid another fond farewell as of 2019.

Proud walkers since it all began in the late 80's - we lost too many of our Broadway dancer buddies to this -- we walk in their memory.

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The stars came out on October 12 & 13 for a Guiding Light Reunion in support of Autism. Left to right is Robert Newman ("Josh Lewis"), Krista Tesreau ("Mindy Lewis"), Nancy St. Alban ("Michelle Santos"), Michael O'Leary (Dr. Rick Bauer), Michelle Ray Smith ("Ava Peralta"), Liz Keifer ("Blake Marler") and moi ("Katie Parker")

NOVEMBER 8-23, 2019
West End Theatre @ Church of St. Paul
263 West 86th Street

Note: I'm NOT cast in this project, but encourage you to support our company!

The Rehearsal Club

We updated our website, wrote a new post in our blog and are now officially incorporated. We are in the planning stages for launching a series of podcasts in 2020 to capture the history of our women. Listen to our PODCAST OPENING HERE

Thank you to our NEW Advisory Board for their ongoing support:

Our RC Alums, Carol Burnett, Blythe Danner, Kathleen Conry, Cynthia Darlow and Celia Weston, along with Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Anita Gillette. Actors Fund is also on board supporting our initiatives

A WEEK OF AUGUSTS
Staged Reading, October 1, 2019

Thank you to Kathy Conry, Director, for casting me as "Evie," an older actress -- "Haven't you heard? Older actresses don't die, they get releated to late night TV ads!"

Written by Nancy Jane Olson, I wondered how she captured so many of our RC women so close to type! Great fun to perform -- rewrites in the works. Stay tuned here.

Good Girls Only:
The Rehearsal Club Musical

3rd Annual New Musical Festival

Winter Park Playhouse, FL, 2019

Our Rehearsal Club Musical, written by Charlie Leipart with various composers, finally got a showing, well, excerpts of the music with a terrific cast and fabulous reception from the audiences. Now we need a real producer.

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After a successful Centennial Celebration in 2013, inspiring the completion of our "Good Girls Only" musical, written by Charles Leipart, gathering 30 writers to produce a memoir book, "Cinderellas of West 53rd Street" (now signed with Brandt/Hochman), we are working to create a podcast to collect history from our Golden Girls for the documentary -- Blythe Danner, narrator and Carol Burnett donated exclusive footage. See the trailer here.

History Alive

This is our theater-based, education program. Established in 1991, we've been performing throughout CT and are trying to crack the NYC Private Schools now! If you know and support what we do, help us connect . . . contact: historyalivesb@aol.com

Trump has cut the arts and charitable giving so our company is struggling.  If you "itemize" your taxes, your "gift"to us is still deductible: DONATE HERE!

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“Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets."

BOOKED!
Sub-Zero 2019 Ad Campaign

Look for me internationally (GL fans in Italy especially) when the ads with photographs by Manny Rodriguez, casting by Jodi Jones (out of 4,000 Actors Access submissions!) hit the markets in some of those high-end ads for Sub-Zero Refrigerators and wine cooler storages.

2020 PROJECTIONS:

Our RC women are planning another RC Key Competition Cabaret event, maybe in conjunction with a dedication plaque ceremony. "Like" our Facebook Page and "follow us" on Twitter to hear the latest. In the meantime, check out our website to see past and future everything.

Blythe Danner's amazing Diane vonFurstenberg "celebrity gown" donation (pictured above) for our 105th Rehearsal Club Anniversary..

Left to right: Jamila S. Lindo, Nora Munde Gustuson, Loriana Izrailova, Tiffany Rudi, yours truly, Cynthia Darlow and Mary Lou Barber - are wearing gowns donated by Carol Burnett, Kim Cattrall, Blythe Danner, Anita Gillette and Chita Rivera. All proceeds went to support our Rehearsal Club Documentary.

 

ANIMATION
"Miss Piggy"

 

VOICEOVER DEMO
Sexy/all Business/& Southern

 

Audiobook Reader for Learning Ally

Vampire Diaries - Chapter 1; 2015

 

(Early) COMMERCIAL DEMO

Early Guiding Light (click here)

BROADWAY ALUM CONNECTION

Introduced as "Broadway Royalty," June 2015, singing an original song by Mark York: Click on the pic for the video excerpt)

Student Film Clip &
Dancing w/Ridgefield Chorale