Open Mike: Uncensored Personal Blog


    Joan and I talked many times about her signature, seal-like, long-armed clap when she entered or exited the stage.   As you may have read in my very first Huffington Post piece, I hate hate hate when performers tell the audience to give themselves a round of applause. It's ludicrous, theatrically and directorial...

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    I left my apartment to check on my laundry down the hall. I hate doing laundry and I usually send it out. I don't have a lot of money to burn, but it’s the one thing I do for myself.     Some people think laundry soothing or theraputic. Not me. I could...

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Animax Designs has become a leading theatrical creature shop for puppets and advanced effects technology for television, film and theme parks. Thanks to director of operations, Rob Saunders, I was called to perform a brand new piece of technology for a huge party hosting the heads of creative teams from across the international producing spectrum...

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Today I was walking next to an African-American woman, probably mid 50's. She was holding a 99 cent store bag of groceries and an old umbrella to shield her from the 94 degree sun. Although it seemed she did not have a lot of money, she dressed herself with a quiet, charming, prideful style. When...

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