A highlight from last month in beautiful New York was having the opportunity to see two fantastic productions playing on Broadway!
First – Shakespeare’s King Lear directed by Sam Gold – What an honor to see the legendary, Glenda Jackson, in the title role! I have followed Jackson’s brilliant career for as long as I can remember, so this was such a special treat to see her incredible performance as Lear opposite the extraordinary, Ruth Wilson. If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s King Lear, you will no doubt remember the significant storm scene in Act Three, Scene One. Funny enough, on the way to the Cort Theatre this particular night, I was literally caught in a heavy downpour with flash flood warnings! My Lyft driver was trying not to panic as he was getting numerous alerts as to the impending flash floods. He confidently yelled back to me while en route – “Don’t worry – I know we’re in a storm but I’ll get you to the theatre on time!” I couldn’t help but smile as I thought to myself – well this really is the perfect weather in which to see King Lear. This show has now closed, however the wonderful memory of this evening and production, will definitely live on.
The second production I saw whilst in New York was HADESTOWN. I can’t even begin to express how much this show captivated my heart. From the stellar cast, to the incredible set, to the music to the staging – HADESTOWN truly took my breath away. Directed by Rachel Chavkin with Music, Lyrics and Book by Anaïs Mitchell, I remember being not even half way through the First Act, thinking – “Oh my gosh! I wish I had another night to see this show again.” Winner of 8 Tony awards (including Best Musical!) with 14 nominations – Hadestown tells a version of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus goes to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice. Hades is played brilliantly by Patrick Page! Do go see Hadestown at the William Kerr Theatre if you’re in New York or are planning to visit. You’ll be so glad you did!
Until next time, New York…
A mother-ship is on the edge of the Earth’s solar system….aliens are prepared to take our home …will our corporations and warring nations be able to come together in time to save the planet?
It is Volume Two and we are in the middle of the Second Formic War! This alien invasion is the one that ultimately leads to Ender Wiggin’s victory in the highly acclaimed science fiction novel, Ender’s Game.
The time is now. THE HIVE is out – go get your copy! Available on Audio and across all platforms.
Written by the talented writing team of Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, produced by the awesome folks at Skyboat Media, THE HIVE is published by Macmillan Audio! Working alongside a phenomenal cast, I had so much fun reprising my role as nun/biochemsit Wila Saowaluk in this fast-paced, gripping science fiction prequel, THE HIVE.
THE HIVE is now available at Audible.com and on Amazon.
I had so much fun co-narrating this well researched, informative and incredibly inspiring book that shows how one can navigate their way to success by learning how to craft the perfect elevator pitch!
Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches releases today on Audio! Written by the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc., it was such a joy to co-narrate this audiobook with Stephen R. Thorne. Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches is published by Gildan Media, LLC.
If you like to learn, are interested in growing your business, and want the inside scoop on how to do it – check out this listen or pick up a copy of the printed book. With a fantastic forward by retired racecar driver / entrepreneur Danica Patrick, Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches literally gets off to the races as the staff of Entrepreneur Media has teamed up with more than 20 Online contributors to bring you a wealth of information on how you, too, can successfully build your business, by crafting your perfect elevator pitch!
Entrepreneur Voices on Elevator Pitches is now available at Audible.com and at Amazon.
What would it be like to step into the sandals of the biblical character, Priscilla, wife of Aquila? I got to do just that when I had the opportunity to record Priscilla: The Life of an Early Christian written by Biblical scholar Ben Witherington III and published by the awesome team at Tantor Audio!
I think what was especially fun for me as the reader, was that Witherington has written Priscilla as a historical novella! So while it was so interesting to learn about Priscilla’s life, we get to do so by seeing through Priscilla’s eyes as she looks back on her life, now as a woman in her 80s. At the insistence of Priscilla’s adopted daughter, Julia, and with the pressing urgency to have others learn of her story, Priscilla begins to recount the details of her extraordinary life, as Julia takes down every word!
This imaginative work of historical fiction was such a joy to work on! I’m so happy to celebrate the release of Priscilla: The Life of an Early Christian into the world, across all platforms – in both Audio and Print!
To hear Priscilla’s story please visit Audible or Amazon.com.
This past Friday night at the Emmys / Television Academy was so much fun! HBO held a special FYC (for your consideration) event for the hit show, BARRY.
So much about this evening was incredible but what a special treat it was to get to meet the legendary, Henry Winkler!
The evening began with a sneak peek of Season 2 ep. 6, followed by a lively and fun panel discussion, moderated by Conan O’Brien, who was absolutely hilarious! At one point during the Q & A, an audience member asked Winkler what would Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli say to Gene Cousineau if he was in Gene’s class. To our delight, Henry Winkler dropped into a perfect rendition of The Fonz – it was a GREAT moment!
In attendance was executive producer/writer/director and star of Barry, Bill Hader, Executive producer/writer/director, Alec Berg along with cast members – Henry Winkler (Gene Cousineau), Sarah Goldberg (Sally Reed) and Anthony Carrigan (NoHo Hank). Afterwards the evening continued with a lovely reception, delicious food and great conversation!
If you haven’t seen BARRY on HBO, do check it out! It’s such a great show! #hbo #barry #emmys #fyc
Hello Texas and and New York! Here we come…
N.I. is a haunting short film that explores artificial intelligence and what it means to be human. It is also part of the 2019 official selection at the USA Film Festival! N.I. will be screening in the Narrative III Short Films Category this Saturday April 27th at 9:30pm. This gripping film comes from VFX Emmy nominated and award winning director, Sallyanne Massimini, and stars Giorgia Whigham and David Meza, with me rounding out the cast as…THE VOICE. This was such an exciting film to work on! If you’re in Dallas, come check us out! If you’re not, you can catch the film online.
Je Suis explores the myth that women can “have it all” as a woman struggles to balance work and family life. Je Suis is heading to the Blackbird Film Festival as part of the 2019 Official Selection and will screen on Sunday, April 28th in Block K from 3:00pm – 4:30pm as part of the Dramatic Action Shorts category. If you’re in the Cortland, New York area, please stop by and check us out! Je Suis is written and directed by Faith Strongheart and has enjoyed an incredible festival run. Congrats to our entire cast & crew!
It has been such a joy and honor to work on both of these thought-provoking films. And so exciting to see them making the rounds on the festival circuit. I just wish I could be in both Dallas and New York this weekend…
Be the Light that You Are: Ten Simple Ways to Transform Your World with Love by Debra Landwehr Engle, published by Dreamscape Media, is a book that teaches exactly that! Engle offers 10 ways in which we can make simple changes in our thoughts, words and actions that will not only help us to walk in love, but encourage others to do the same.
Be the Light that You Are was not only a joy to narrate, but the many nuggets of wisdom contained within this audiobook stayed with me long after I finished working on it! Engle gently encourages us to utilize our higher mind in all areas of our life, thereby teaching us how we can foster self-love, remove self-doubt that may be holding us back and begin to live our lives as we were meant to.
Now available on Audible.com and at Amazon!