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Finding Your Purpose with Real-Life First Hand Woman, Gina Gomez

FIRST HAND WOMAN is not just a stage play. It’s also a state of mind. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Gina Gomez. She is going to dive right in and share her real-life journey of going from being a second hand woman to becoming a first hand woman and claiming her purpose. I […]

How Our Guest Writer Rebecca Tomlinson Became A Real-Life First Hand Woman

FIRST HAND WOMAN is not just a stage play. It’s also a state of mind. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Rebecca Tomlinson. She is going to dive right in and share her real-life journey of going from being a second hand woman to becoming a first hand woman. I hope you enjoy this […]

Guest Writer Sarah Ramsden Tackles Loss By Saying “Hells-Yes!”

FIRST HAND WOMAN is not just a stage play. It’s also a state of mind. Welcome to the launch of FIRST HAND WOMAN’s “Unleashed” Series! This series will bring you the true and inspiring stories of real-life first hand women and first hand men. It is my absolutely pleasure to introduce you to our inaugural “Unleashed” […]

Wrangling the stages of loss with FIRST HAND WOMAN director: Rosanna Saracino

The director’s dream… It is my pleasure to introduce you to our brand new director, the creative and visionary Rosanna Saracino. I hope you enjoy this lovely read! And be sure to leave a comment below to tell me how you approach doing what Rosanna suggests in her last two words of this interview. And […]

How to ROCK the Ordinary World in 10 Minutes

Every good journey needs a variety of things. First of all, you’ve got to start with an AWESOME heroine/hero… Now, let’s say that awesome person is you! In order to begin what in creative terms is deemed as a “good story”, you need to start off with a few simple ingredients. You start with what’s […]

Wow, Life Happens!

I hope that this note finds you fabulously well and happily pursuing your dreams.  🙂 Since my last entry I’ve had a whirlwind journey in my life. In the two years since our debut, I had a few giant possibilities come my way for FIRST HAND WOMAN but they vanished into the ether. However, after […]

2010 Phobia Alert: Dancing in the Middle of the Circle

I hope you’re roaring and ready to go for this brand new year! This New Year’s Eve, I created this thing that I call a “Dream Tree” in my den. It has silvery branches, small white xmas lights and “dreams” hanging from the branches. I invited people to write their hopes on a piece of […]

FIRST HAND WOMAN Audiences Have the WOW Factor!

YOU inspire me. FIRST HAND WOMAN audiences have so much WOW factor that they have completely floored me with their enthusiasm, their amazing energy and their willingness to laugh and cry with us! Our Toronto debut was extraordinary. We were sold out by day two and — let me just say again, in case I […]

So Close I Can Taste It…

Opening night… OMG! The excitement and nerves are simply through the roof. I think the entire FIRST HAND WOMAN team is buzzing now that opening night is finally upon us. I’m soooo proud of everyone. It really was a magical rehearsal process. Soooo wonderful to see everyone dive deeper and further with their work; taking risks […]

How to Wrestle the Exhaustion Monster in 5 Steps

10 days until opening night! Fell asleep at our family Xmas dinner. The turkey was fantastic, if memory serves.  😉 Haven’t been sleeping well at night again as the Exhaustion Monster has actually been keeping me awake. So many little logistical things to do every day. I seriously need to look into stress management courses […]

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