Pandemic Power

Labor Day without labor! For theater professionals, Broadway is still dark. Zoom rooms abound with play readings which, like sugar-free ice cream, is less than satisfying. As our world in America seeks to re-open, many are determined to live their best life while making sure they wear masks and avoid crowds. During the AIDS crisis, my husband and I watched horrified as many of our Broadway dancer buds left this world at an age clocking younger than our own two daughters living today! Looking back, we realize the timing for our decision to marry prior to the outbreak, ironically, protected …

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2020 Vision

Romans 12:2: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” OK, so I tried that . . . bit the bullet and took the steps to apply to Julliard for my Masters Degree. Yeah, I know . . . at this age? In Acting?? Really? What an awesome learning/growing experience to just apply! It’s not like applying to an academic college. All those A’s in my transcripts from my BA hold little value. The “recommendations,” the essay, the prepared monologues! Now, if I was on the other side of that table, …

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Summer Lovin . . .

Why does this summer seem like the calm before the storm? Tomorrow is supposed to be complete chaos in the City with the Gay Pride Parade — which we plan to attend. Gotta do it. Gotta show up for equal rights. Gotta keep the faith that America is still the land of the free. Do you ever get Letters From the Universe? And keep them to remind you anything is still possible? I do. Here’s one: Having a dream . . . Courage Visualizing your dream . . . Persistence Physically moving towards your dream . . . Guts Letting …

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Becoming History

With everyone glued to the daily soap opera that is Trump’s Washington these days, I wonder what our history books will write about this marker time in America’s history. The conflicting views coming from Fox Networks vs MSNBC is enough to make me put on my rose-colored glasses, focus on what I can control in my own life and pray the chaos will come under control one day soon. However, as with the Holocaust, some actually want to believe the horror that was Hitler never happened! Many history books are being re-written to the extent future generations of children are …

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Finding Our Purpose

Did you know it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field?  Uh huh.  Full time focus for 5 years.  Proven fact. Researched by Professor K. Anders Erickson, Florida State University.  He apparently studied athletes, musicians and chess grand-masters.  I would probably have to put Broadway dancers and members of any dance company into that category, also.  Those of us known as “dancers” (not hoofers) trained since the age of 10 or earlier — as any athlete does — to build strength, stretch and technique in our bodies to perfect our chosen craft.  The original Pippin, I’m proud …

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