"The Goin' is Great" is a Dance Short We Should All Watch

"The Goin' is Great" is a Dance Short We Should All Watch

I recently stumbled upon a short dance film that seemed to keep popping up on my Facebook feed. I finally watched the short and was overcome with a strange juxtaposition of anxiety and tranquility. These are two emotions that don’t often pair together, and I certainly wasn’t expecting them when I clicked on the two-and-a-half-minute dance clip. But the short showed so much more than just some beautiful choreography.

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“I Was Most Alive With You” Shines with a Shadow Cast

“I Was Most Alive With You” Shines with a Shadow Cast

My journey for Deaf Talent leads me to Playwrights Horizons in New York City. ‘“I Was Most Alive With You” is the work of writer Craig Lucas. It features a Deaf (and deaf) character, and an entire shadow cast that signs the dialogue from a balcony overlooking the action. Lucas was inspired to write this piece, and learn about Deaf culture, after watching actor Russell Harvard. He immersed himself in the language and people, and it shows in this touching and in-depth look into the Deaf World and the world of addiction. Lucas’ hard work pays off with simple references that those who live in the Deaf World will get with ease but gives those who don’t know a small lesson.

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Mopsa and Pamela in "Head Over Heels" is the Celebration of Love We All Need Right Now

Mopsa and Pamela in "Head Over Heels" is the Celebration of Love We All Need Right Now

I could honestly talk your ear off for days about my love for Head over Heels, which opened on Broadway on July 26th at the Hudson Theatre directed by Tony Award Winner Michael Mayer featuring the music of The Go-Go’s, but I wanted to point out one of the stories being told in this fun, original musical. That is the story of Mopsa and Pamela

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What do Diversity, an Ancient Chinese Folktale and Feminism Have in Common? "The Monkey King"

What do Diversity, an Ancient Chinese Folktale and Feminism Have in Common? "The Monkey King"

There’s a new king (or queen) of the jungle, and it’s a Monkey. Wife and Husband duo Kimbirdlee and Jonathan Fadner are bringing an ancient tale to life with a beautiful diverse cast. 

Directed by Steven Eng of NAAP (National Asian Artist Project), The Monkey King will be playing on Roosevelt Island this coming weekend and then for one day only at Queens Theatre. 

Kimbirdlee is a woman of many talents and she not only co-wrote this show, but she is also starring in it as well. She’s a busy boss lady and was awesome enough to take some time and answer a few of my questions about this new work. 

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