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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 […]

First Day of Rehearsal!!!

You’ll be delighted to know that we had a fantastic first day!!! I’m really excited about the creative team assembled for the Toronto debut. We’re incorporating LIVE musical elements for the first time. Go team! This includes singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Saidah Baba Talibah and soulful percussionist Guiomar Campbell. I could feel the excitement buzzing in 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 […]

Play Time!

FIRST HAND WOMAN is approximately 5 years in the making now, and I just received our performance dates for the Next Stage festival today. Yay! I also found out that FIRST HAND WOMAN is the first one to receive a request for group ticket sales… and from a Toronto-based Seniors Home!!! Totally unexpected, so how […]

FIRST HAND WOMAN and the Zen of Skydiving

A.k.a. Being afraid and doing it anyway! This post is a long one, but if you stick with it, I think you’ll get a lot out of it. Okay then, time to dig in. To begin with, I’m thrilled to announce that my stage play, FIRST HAND WOMAN, which I started writing in 2004, will see […]