Friday, June 29, 2012

CREOLE COOKIN' AND CREOLE DRAMA?

"Blood Makes The Red River Flow" hopes to take it on the road.  While we welcome invitations to perform for you at your venue, we are working on bringing "dinner theatre" locally, offering a buffet of Creole cuisine while you watch a spicy historical drama!  Stay tuned...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

AUDITIONS AND SHOW DATES STILL PENDING FOR "A WOUND IN TIME"

Auditions for replacements and standbys TBA.  Rehearsals will resume after auditions, and as soon as show dates are secured with the desired venue!  Stay tuned...

LATEST ON "BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW"


Besides making plans to take "Red River" Off Broadway, I am putting wheels in motion and planning a Creole Dinner Theatre in Westchester County complete with a buffet of authentic Creole cuisine. This will happen before the Off Broadway run. My hopes for this very informative production has been to take it "on the road" and share it far and wide! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MY DUTY TO GIVE A VOICE...

Women have so much to say... I am happy to give them a chance to speak and reveal their depth and complexity in every play I write as I continue to try pushing the envelope...


A comment from a fellow thespian:
"I'm a 'mature' Australian actress. I regularly attend the International Women Playwrights Conferences (this year in Sweden) and am always asking those wonderful writers to produce great works for mature age actors.. Bravo! I can see you will have plenty of great women to choose from."

LITERALLY A LIFE SAVER...

Monday, June 18, 2012

DIVERSITY FESTIVAL PICS OF ""BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW" SCENE

It was a glorious day for a cultural diversity festival!  Some of the original cast members from "...Red River" Christiana Blain, Ron Rivera, Al Roffe, and myself performed a scene from the Creole drama on June 2nd at the Harlem State Office Building for the "Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate You Festival!"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MY EDGY MYSTERY/THRILLER WILL BE BACK TO MAKE AN IMPACT!

My raw and social issues packed mystery/thriller, "A Wound In Time" may not have been nominated for a 2011 IT Award for it's 2010 production but this judge's comment means the world! Working hard to bring it back one more time late Summer.

Judge 1: "This was a long show 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's hard to hold an audience that long, but they did. It was a wonderful evening in the theatre and I'm delighted I had the chance to see it. I was especially glad to see such well written and acted women on stage. The story was compelling, complex, funny and the characters rich."

Friday, June 15, 2012

WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF "BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW" CLOSING NIGHT!

Mon Dieu!  I was perusing my Facebook Page and just noticed tonight more wonderful pics taken by Rich Somerville!  I had no idea that he captured these wonderful moments.  Merci beaucoup cher!
It was a wonderful run and folks let us know how much they appreciated the wonderful story and the education!  We thank them soo much!
Our darling, Candace Purcell who played the sweet but "ditzy" Marie Pollion.
One of our 'Life Savers" my wonderful brother Greg with the scarf around his neck!
Harold Mathieu who played "Rebeau" and our "can't stay in his lane" SM and Set Designer and Light Tech David Brooks! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

WHO WOULDA THUNK...

Being on stage again after over 20 years of focusing on writing and other projects has made me realize how much I love performing.   I LOVE the Classics!  When I told Rome Neal (Director and Theatre Director of Nuyorican Poets Cafe) that I wanted to audition for a role with very few lines in his adaptation "Julius Caesar Set In Africa" (since I was now middle aged and my memory wasn't what it used to be) he said I could try out for the role of the "Soothsayer" BUT that I had to perform topless.  The role was quite different being set in Africa for "Soothie" (as he and the cast referred to her) was a kin to a witch doctor.  I got the role but accepted it only because my boobies and entire body would be painted white.  That made the nudity more plausible to an old broad like myself.  It was a wonderful experience which was only topped when I  had no choice but to play dual roles in my Creole drama which had tons of lines.  I couldn't find anyone for the role so I had to memorize all those lines as well as direct.  Well... I consider that to be one of the major accomplishments of my life!  I always avoided going for major roles because of my distaste for memorization.  But I must say that I'm growing accustomed to it.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

GEARING UP TO MOVE PROJECTS FORWARD!

I will be seeking to secure dates for a late Summer remount of my much loved mystery/thriller "A Wound In Time" for a 4 show run and it's filming  as well as shopping for an Off Broadway venue for my equally loved historical Creole drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" for an open run of 2 shows a week this Fall.  It was a miracle that I was able to mount these productions the first time with little to no money.  But with determination and motivation of "giving back" as a driving force I was blessed to be able to make it happen.  The "buzz" of grateful audiences now precede these new incarnations and I'm hopeful that the struggle will not be as brutal. 

 Stay tuned for more of the joys and frustrations of the "Creative Soul"... 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

WHAT A GRAND AFTERNOON FOR A CULTURAL DIVERSITY FESTIVAL!

It was a grand afternoon at the Diversity Festival!  Our performance of scenes was very well received and we made lots of new friends.  Thanks to my wonderful cast members Christiana Blain,  Ron River,  and Al Roffe.  They are real troupers!  This pic is me in my Creole tignon that I wrapped myself, which is a major accomplishment! LOL Hope to have pics of our performance. Stay tuned...

THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE DIVERSITY FESTIVAL JUNE 2ND!

WE GO ON AT 12:32 PRESENTING SPICY SCENES FROM MY CREOLE HISTORICAL DRAMA!  

Friday, June 1, 2012

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