APAP 2019

Educational and inspiring experiences thus far at NYC’s APAP 2019. The Power of WE. The Power of ART. 

How to navigate agent, presenter’s relationships and communication very key in developing relationships. Always always learning.

Finding the appropriate collaborators, theaters, venues…this is now the task at hand for me and my show THE PASS. Work is never done…

Arguing Italian Style

Arguing Italian Style

My friend has his young Italian cousin & his girlfriend from Italy staying in his home next door. We met New Year’s eve briefly and they seem sweet and adorable.

This morning they were arguing in Italian for a few moments and it sounded so lovely. It was as if they were singing their disagreement. Hearing people argue is really not one of my favorite things and not knowing the content of the argument, added to the charm of my being in ear shot of their arguing Italian style — on this second day of 2019. Ahhhh, city living. Love it.

May 2019 be all you wish it to be! Happy New Year!!

The Stillness of Reading, Writing & Sitting at Desks & Pianos

I’ve always had an obsession with wanting to read more. Reading for me is all about keeping my interest and keeping me still enough, not to do, or move or get. That’s why I love desks and pianos. They keep me still. Having just read (at my desk) and really enjoyed it: NY Times “Jonathan Franzen is Fine With All of It.” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, it was enlightening to read an article, about an author that kept me reading. Threads of interest. Facts about leaving NYC for Cali, seabirds, and TV production. Like the end of projects when projects do not go to fruition, and how the bigger it gets… maybe the more challenging it gets to keep the author’s original intention? And how a successful author, takes it all in. Change. It’s always about change, in any given moment, hour or day. Maybe that’s why I love familiar and items that have stood the test of time. Like my car, FLO. Familiar vs change. 

I often times think when a writer is really successful, they don’t have to juggle disappointments with royalties and licensing fees. How uplifting to better understand success as I marinate in my own recent success and experiences in London launching my one woman show THE PASS. There were so many in’s and out’s, so much to handle before, during and after. And wow have I learned. 

I suggest reading the article, mentioned above, it’s really good. And good content these days, well written, well, let’s just say the market is bursting with so much (_________) (you fill in the word), Go on write it in! You have a voice. 

Which brings me to my new song YOUR VOICE. Stand back, it’s a really good one. More to follow…

today’s google image 

And when I looked for an image to go with the article, look what showed up. Happy birthday Nelly Sachs. Pretty cool. 

America’s Dilemma

MogwaiHave we become a country breeding savages?

It is unfathomable to me, that any human being could gun down people inside a temple praying and celebrating life. That any human being could kill another human being is so unbelievable, to me.  What a useless way of living life…pulling the trigger, ending lives,  will forever define you.  And why destroy others, if your life is so worthless that you resort to murder for no reason? Because you dislike a group of people you slay them down. How do we stop the savages, yes a word that defines those carrying out these brutal acts, ruining lives, making our country unsafe.

Would love and understanding help these people? Or are they too far into their hate, to see the light?

And yes these are Americans and they vote.

Educate people on the truth. Jews and Jewish organizations help all people, they always have and thrive on acceptance.

Every person owning a gun, or license needs to take a test, like a driving test. Social adaption levels and physiological test. Do they have hobbies or things they do to release their discomfort? Plus simple multiple choice, true/false questions and then their answers gone over with them by a professional. So people are educated and do not live off of media exploitation and rhetoric of those seeking power. Screening, screening, screening.

When will we do something to change the violence in our country? And all guns of mass destruction should be off the market and confiscated. Freedom to carry arms, vs freedom to kill innocent people. There are laws in place to keep the savages at bay. We need new laws.

Luckily my work is in the arts. Creating music, performing–gives me an outlet. Also my PR work, gives me another outlet, to help others to fulfill their dreams and often times, make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Yes I am seeking and living peace, love and humanity.

What are you seeking and living?

My prayers to all the victims and those they leave behind, during America’s Dilemma.

Traveling Days: New York to London to New York to Aventura to Atlanta and then home!

young girlSince September 20th I have been working, creating, socializing, helping family and exploring these three cities. It has been a packed 25 days and will write much more when I get home. London was a dream come true and the response to THE PASS has been so very positive, it is very rewarding. Here are links to reviews and to what people are saying.

My PR work is also soaring…we had a great book launch party in Atlanta, Georgia for Dr. Kela Henry,  NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME, a project we have been working on for years and one very close to my heart. Helping teenage girls finding their way in these wild times! Click Here.

And my trip to Florida, in the middle of it all, was all about my 91 year old dad. He fell while I was in London…my heart is full.

A note I left my dad by his bed, as he lies in rehab struggling with more than his fractured tibia: “Dad I love you, you taught me to take chances.”

Daughter to Father…

more to follow…

Wow London Premiere The Pass

cropped-the_pass_instagram.jpgWords can barely describe how I feel having performed the first ever performance of The Pass on September 27, 218. There were friends in the audience I had not seen for years and I had my niece Stephanie Colorado Trachtenberg and my BMG publisher Kris Munoz by my side, and they were a huge support!  And having the incredible Tracy Stark as my comrade in arms…well it just doesn’t get any better! I was extremely emotional when I read the first from Chris Omaweng London Theatre 1 .

I also did a TV show (London Live TV)  and that was so cool! There was one young lady at a computer and cameras moving in and out on tracks, without people sitting behind them, as it was when I last did a TV interview or performance. Technology!

Yesterday I did some sight seeing (Buckingham Palace) and shopping (Covent Garden) – we had great fun!

Second performance tonight! Breathing…