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Anger Slayer and Real-Life FIRST HAND WOMAN: Tina Paymaster

FIRST HAND WOMAN is not just a stage play. It’s also a state of mind. As we gear up to bring the play down to FringeNYC (getting chills!), it is my pleasure to introduce you to Holistic Health Coach and Anger-slayer, Tina Paymaster. She is ready to share how she said so long to being a second hand woman […]

Get Your Dream On!

About two years ago, I was feeling frustrated at all the rejection letters piling up around me in my efforts of getting funding for my play FIRST HAND WOMAN. I had dreams of bringing the show to New York City, but looking at my bank account, I had no clue of how I could possibly […]

The Zen of Fear

Do your hopes and dreams bring you fear? As I put my producing hat back on for our NYC debut, I have been reminded daily about one thing: FEAR. Yep, big, honking, fear. You know what I’m talking about. Not a monster in the closet, not the boogeyman, not even zombies who want to eat […]

NYC-Bound Cast Read-Through!

First read-through with the NYC-bound FIRST HAND WOMAN cast! I printed up seven copies of the script, threw them in my basket, hopped on my bicycle and zoomed over. I can’t tell you how scary and exciting it was for me to hear it read out loud again. It’s been four years since that last […]

An 8-Year Love Affair with My Computer?

Er, well, it was a different kind of love. What I’m talking about is the time that I’ve taken to hone FIRST HAND WOMAN. Yes, my journey is a steamy, 8-year, on-again, off-again romance with a laptop.  🙂 Here are 5 tidbits you might not know about my 8-year writing process for FIRST HAND WOMAN: […]

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 […]