Thrilled to be playing Phaedra next week at UCLA as we bring Jean Racine’s PHAEDRA to life! Sponsored by the UCLA Law Department and performed by members of the Interact Theatre Company we hope you can join us for a staged reading this coming Monday, Oct 23rd at 7:45pm!
The UCLA Law School Staged Reading Series was created in 1999 by UCLA Law Professor Emeritus Daniel Lowenstein. For the past 18 years, audiences have gathered to discuss, debate and enjoy the ethical and societal issues raised by a selection of well written, excellent plays, such as this one!
Please join us this coming Monday evening in LAW 1457. Admission is free!
Am I Enough? This is a question most of us, I’m sure, have asked ourselves at one time or another. I was deeply moved narrating Michele Cushatt’s book I am: A 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is published by Tantor Media. Cushatt shares her incredibly difficult journey where she experienced this question first hand, on a variety of painful levels.
At the age of 39, Michele was diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma of the tongue, or in layman’s terms, tongue cancer. After enduring a painful surgery to remove a portion of her tongue, Michele’s doctors thought that the cancer had been caught early and she could move forward with her life. Unfortunately, three years later, this cancer returned – twice. The result was an operation that removed two thirds of Michele’s tongue. She would never look, speak or be the same person again. Thus began her transparent journey from who she once thought she was, to who she now has become. Am I enough…now? Through this 60 day devotional, Michele leads us through and answers that question with a resounding Yes! With God, Yes – Yes, I am.
Now available on Audible and at Amazon.com.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands released this week on Audio and across all platforms! I was deeply moved by this novel and thrilled to have had the opportunity to narrate Sand’s poignant story for Brilliance Audio.
Drawing Lessons follows Arianna’s journey from the heartache and pain of learning that her husband has been diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia, to her courageous decision to return to her abandoned art career. At the insistence of her children, Arianna travels to Arles, France where she partakes in an artist retreat. It is here that she discovers the beauty of life anew. Through friendships, experiences, a shared love of art and a unexpected new love, Arianna finds her strength to “go forth and blossom.”
Now available at Audible.com and Amazon.
Happy to announce that one of my favorite film projects, MAGDALENE directed by the very talented Rebecca Cremona, will be screening tonight at the Malta Film Expo! This film was incredibly special to me and I’m so thrilled to see that it will be playing to audiences in Malta this evening.
Here is a link to the Times of Malta press release and I’ve also copied a portion of the article below:
“The Malta Film Expo kicks off today for three days of film-related activities at St James Cavalier, Valletta.
Today’s programme includes family short film screenings in the morning, the official inauguration at noon and local short film screenings in the afternoon.
Among today’s highlights is Simshar director Rebecca Cremona’s new film Magdalene. The film is set in 1931 California. Magdalene used to be a concert pianist from a modest background who is now a rich trophy wife who can no longer play. Unable to bear her own betrayal, she takes a dose of poison.”
If you happen to be in Malta, stop by!
My co-star and I had so much fun earlier this week working with some very talented up-and-coming directors as they creatively thought of ways to re-direct us while practicing their dolly moves! #actorslife #filmmaking #setlife
So happy to celebrate the audiobook release of I Just Want to See Trees: A Journey Through P.T.S.D. written by Marc and Sonja Raciti and published by Healing Wounds. It was an immense honor and joy to be a part of this important story!
I Just Want to See Trees offers a very personal look into Marc’s own journey through P.T.S.D. as a veteran of the US Army. Written with the hope that by sharing his story, other veterans and individuals struggling with P.T.S.D. will be inspired and encouraged to also seek help, so they too can make it across the abyss and find healing and restoration.
Heartfelt thanks go to my wonderful co-narrator, David Gilmore, who kindly recommended me to Marc and Sonja for this deeply moving project. And to Marc and Sonja, who are an absolute dream to work with.
Now available at Audible.com and Amazon.
Just released from Audible Studios! The Girls Who Saw Everything by Sean Dixon is a fascinating, deeply layered book that I had so much fun narrating!
Being from Canada myself, it was especially cool to return to my Canadian roots and get to know the many diverse characters that make up Dixon’s Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Woman’s Book Club. And this is no ordinary book club! When the members of this club read a book…well…let’s just say they don’t just sit around a table and discuss the contents. These young ‘women’ bring to life each of the books on their reading list by acting them out. When they happen across the Epic of Gilgamesh, however, things take a powerful turn as they realize that this particular book is beginning to enact them instead. What follows, is an unforgettable journey to the other side of the world that ultimately changes the course of their lives.
Now available at Audible.com and Amazon. Tell your book club!