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Putting on the pinstripe suit of a "producer"

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

My very first venture into the world of producing. The year is 2006 and I'm still working in the law firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. My boss, the late Arthur D. Sederbaum, Esq. has been diagnosed with cancer (which I didn't know at the time) and he loved the theater. One of the reasons we got along so well.

One day he says "Would Bebe & Donna come out if you asked them to?" I said, "If Steve and I ask them, they might." "Ok, he says, go find out the cost of a theater." We created:

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VintAGE:
Celebrating Women Artists Over 40

It wasn't until 2010 that I had an opportunity to produce again. This time, I'm out of the law firm and reconnecting in the world of show business. As co-President of Women in Arts & Media Coalition, I have an opportunity to produce a show where we showcased the first song, "Good Girls Only," inspired by the women of The Rehearsal Club, written by my dear friend, Charles Leipart & the late composer, John Kroner. I visualized this logo, but Betsy Ashton, manifested the miracle.

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UNION WOMEN @ WORK:
Inspiration in Motion

VintAGE inspired Charles Leipart and John Kroner to option writing two more songs. Now we had 3 songs & no $$$. As a member of Actor's Equity's Women's Committee, I had the opportunity to create a proposal that the Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee voted to support. So in 2012, we created -- this logo, too, was visualized by me, using the "Rosie the Riviter" logo from WWII, but Betsy Ashton again, gave it form.

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GOOD GIRLS ONLY:
The Rehearsal Club Musical

Union Women @ Work then inspired the writing of the full show -- however -- our composer, John Kroner, unexpectedly passes. We continue moving forward with composers Larry Spivack and Eric Scott Reed who write supplemental material to create a condensed, 50-minute version, presented in March, 2013 at the Professional Children's School with a full Broadway cast, George Lee Andrews, Mary Lou Barber, Jamey Grisholm, Ernestine Jackson, Randy Graff, Victoria Mallory and Jane Summerhays.

This logo was designed by our own RC Alum, and current Treasurer, Terry Baughan.

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105 Anniversary Celebration
June, 2018 - The Players, NYC

This was my swan song production for our Rehearsal Club women. In 2013, at that time serving as Vice Chair, I spearheaded 4 days of events in NYC for The Rehearsal Club's Centennial Celebration; later serving as Chair in 2018, I produced their first Cabaret Competition. Kathy Conry, who was responsible for bringing all of us together in 2016, outreached the neighboring theater schools to find six talented contestants; we pulled in a stellar Industry Panel of Judges, and awarded our (technically) 2nd RC Key Award. This outreach served as the basis for moving our organization into incorporation. Now, the dreams have gotten bigger (and more corporate). Raising $$ is key, producing (and getting paid) puts everything into a whole new ballgame. Covid prevented our Key Award in 2020, however, the Anniversary Champagne Toast, the Workshops, Pajama Parties and any other Zoom Gatherings we can manifest are keeping all our women connected. And I'm stepping down, after 12 years of Leadership! Covid 19 brought me an agent (Take 3 Talent) for the first time since GL so as soon as this horrid chapter passes, I hope to shine my light on stage again.