Earrings

Then, there are those dreams when you see your sister and she's still alive and you sit across the table from her and you want to explain to her that the reason you're wearing her earrings is because it was a way to have her with you. But here she is— she's across the table … Continue reading Earrings

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Northwest Tour Update

I lived in the pacific northwest--Seattle, specifically--for nine years.  Although I'm from the south originally, the pacific northwest always felt like home.  It was a no-brainer for me to at least attempt to do a tour out this way.  I toured my first solo show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey to Bellingham, Seattle, … Continue reading Northwest Tour Update

Theatre Family

They say everyone has two families—the family we’re born into and the family we choose.  For theatre folks, I think there is also a third family—the ensemble that you find yourself a part of.  Theatre families have a strange, magical mix of the first two types of families.  You don’t necessarily choose who exactly is … Continue reading Theatre Family

Other Times and Places

Right now I am in Chicago, sitting at home and thinking about stories.  Stories are like dreams.  They are intimate, revealing, and can transport us to other times and places. June 5, 2012.  I’m in Seattle on vacation, taking the bus to see a friend.  When I get on the #44 and ask for a … Continue reading Other Times and Places

Deck the Halls and Roll the Balls

Nearly every year around this time I make my Grandma's Russian tea cakes (veganized, of course).  They are yummy, fun to look at, and an all-around great Christmas cookie.  But this year, they turned out even better for me than they usually do.  I don't know if it was the 1940's radio program (Phillip Marlowe) … Continue reading Deck the Halls and Roll the Balls