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Getting Cozy with Denial a.k.a. the Delightful Victoria Murdoch

Glass-half-full kinda chick I’m so happy to share this Q&A with the amazing Victoria Murdoch who will be tackling the role of “Denial” for FIRST HAND WOMAN’s NYC debut this August. Let’s begin!  ~Sarah Hi Victoria! I’ve got a few questions for you. First up, how will you approach playing such an archetypal character? In […]

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 […]

Wow – FIRST HAND WOMAN is Going to NYC!

NYC, here we come! I recently found out that my stage play FIRST HAND WOMAN will be heading to the NYC International Fringe Festival this coming August. This will mark our U.S. debut! I can’t tell you how excited I am. This is a crazy-great opportunity. The two shows that FIRST HAND WOMAN has been compared to the most, Sex […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays Meets Sleep Deprivation?

Crazy Crazy Crazy. FIRST HAND WOMAN opens in TWO WEEKS in Toronto! I’m soooo excited! Oh, this is pretty exciting too: I recently had two media interviews about FIRST HAND WOMAN and our Toronto debut!! A huge shout out to Kevin Pennant and his team at Pennant Media Group for their INCREDIBLE work!!! So… Here is the […]

Why Depression Rocks

… A la First Hand Woman It’s that time again. FIRST HAND WOMAN is less than a week away from starting rehearsals for the Toronto debut. I find that as all my off-stage tasks get completed and I slowly lift the different weights of responsibilities off of my shoulders, my on-stage role of “Depression” is […]