Dear Fellow Creators

Dear fellow Creators, First, I just want to say thank you! Thank you for being brave, for following your heart and having the conviction to carry on when the world around you plays by different rules. Sometimes it can feel like you are swimming upstream, but truly you are in the flow. You are in […]

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Founding Family

It is such a great pleasure watching someone share what they love. This week Paul and I had the opportunity to see DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT, a Corn Exchange Production, on the Abbey stage. It is the first time that we’ve watched a full production in the redesigned auditorium from up the top. And what a […]

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Up for a Challenge

When my husband mentioned that a friend was thinking of suggesting me to fill in for one performance of a musical, I was simultaneously thrilled and terrified. I love to sing, but I consider myself an actress who sings, not a bona fide singer. The friend put me forward and the next day I was […]

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The Art of Timing
Four people standing in a white room, looking perplexed.

As I mentioned in my last blog, Returning to the Familiar, the timing of the dissemination of art can make quite an impact on the audience and the work of art. In that blog I was referring to the election and its impact on our audience. Today, I want to talk about the election and […]

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Returning to the Familiar
Seamus, Paul and Anna standing on a balcony overlooking rail tracks and the Hudson River. It is a sunny day.

This past week Paul and I have been doing a mini-tour of Seamus Scanlon’s The Long Wet Grass. In early October we shot the short film version that will be released in 2017. And years ago in INKubator at Art House in Jersey City we read the script aloud for the first time. We have […]

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The Joy of Play

How can we forget the joy of play? Playing with your whole body (like tag) brings a greater joy. Working with a group towards the goal of fun (heart-rate up, eyes shining, smiles uncontrollable) is something I highly recommend. I just started Drama Facilitator training with NAYD (the National Association for Youth Drama) in Ireland. […]

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Resistance My Old Friend

Last week was spent in the face of resistance. A writer friend and I had been working on a short film adaptation of his short story/one-act play for the past three years. We wanted to film in Ireland and frankly we wanted it to be Oscar-worthy. It had to be beautiful and rich and full […]

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Controlling Speed

I’ve always been afraid of speed. I remember being thrilled with the new state of the art roller blades I bought with my high school graduation money, I was so excited. That excitement faded to fear very fast on my first time out. Somehow I had never learned how to stop properly. Anytime I gained […]

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