Thirty-five years after graduating with a BFA in Acting, I was going to my first commercial audition in NYC. This was the real deal, arranged for me by an agent who was taking a chance on an actress who had not taken a chance in 35 years.
Ann Berlin has been “in the business” at least as long as I have been “out” of it. When she agreed to represent me, I was full of giddy anticipation of the opportunities ahead. I wasn’t angling for a lead on Broadway so much as hoping for a role as a bag lady on “Law & Order” or in a commercial selling long-term care insurance. Read more
Has the earth shifted under your feet yet?
No, I’m not talking about Christchurch, New Zealand, which was recently hit by its second major earthquake in less than six months. I’m not talking about Arkansas, where a recent increase in seismic activity has been linked to the “fracking” process for extracting natural gas. And while I am speaking metaphorically, I’m also not referring to the political changes that are still reverberating across many Arab countries as I write, “earth-shattering” though those changes certainly are. Read more
Happy New Year! A recent “Morning Edition” segment discussed how newspapers in England are more openly political than ours. In that story, NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen opined that we should know more about the biases and beliefs of reporters, rather than rely on their supposed objectivity (which Rosen referred to as “The View from Nowhere”). I think Rosen has a strong point. So, although I’m a columnist rather than a journalist, let me start this year by sharing some of the experiences that have led me to my present positions. Read more
Learn techniques & philosophy at CAS Arts Center, 4/30, 2-4pm; 5/1, 1-3pm. Members $60, non-members $75. RSVP: 845/436-4227.
Bring a favorite keepsake & learn to photograph it at CAS Arts Center, 2-5pm, members $45, non-members $60. RSVP: 845/436-4227.
Explore the world of hand-building pottery for ages 4-7 at CAS Arts Center, six Sun. through 6/5, 2-3pm, members $70, non-members $85. No class Easter & Mother's Day. RSVP: 845/436-4227.
For ages 7-10 at CAS Arts Center, six Sun. through 6/5, 1-2pm, members $70, non-members $85. No class Easter & Mother's Day. RSVP: 845/436-4227.
For teens & adults at CAS Arts Center, Thurs., 6-8:30pm, $40/class. RSVP: 845/436-4227.
Basic principles to mediate non-court cases at Cornell Cooperative Ext. through 7/15. 845/794-3377, ext. 14.
Firehouse, 7am-12noon, adults $6, under 12 $3. 845/701-3176.