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Alien Citizen – An Earth Odyssey

By the time I was 18, I had only lived in the United States for a total of three years. When I started college in California, I experienced severe “reverse” culture shock.  At the time I had no way of […]

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Alien Citizen – An Earth Odyssey

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By the time I was 18, I had only lived in the United States for a total of three years. When I started college in California, I experienced severe “reverse” culture shock.  At the time I had no way of […]

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Henri Matisse and my journey to discover the meaning of art

Picture this: I'm cleaning up post holiday season - yeah, it took me a long time to let go - and I come across a strand of Christmas lights. I

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Baltimore’s Centerstage series puts audience in the writer’s seat

Ten dollars does not buy a heck of a lot these days.  But for the price of a double latte and doughnut or two six packs of Natty Boh, theater fans

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Nightmare boss torments in ‘Contractions’

A disturbingly austere all-white office sets the tone for “Contractions,” the season opener for Studio 2ndStage in Washington, D.C. “Contractions” is a restrained workplace comedy that is funny until

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Public Speaking: Get rid of the ‘um’ and word-fillers; hire an actor

I'm a little critical.  I'll admit that.  It runs in my family.  I come from a long line of critical women.  They all seem to cling to life, too,

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Romeo and Juliet: Stage kissing no stunt double needed

Hey - I wasn't blogging for a few weeks - totally MIA for a second.  Thinking terrible things? Abduction? Alien interference? Oh my gosh - the theater - it's

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Must see theatre: Woolly Mammoth’s ‘You for Me for You’

(Jo Mei (Minjee) plays the caring and stubborn older sister in “You for Me for You.” Photo by Scott Suchman) Do not miss the comic fantasy “You for Me for

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‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? (I’m nailing these lines)

Sitting at my office job, typing up emails and following up with phone calls when my scene partner pops up in a GChat. It's Romeo's quatrain of the lovers' sonnet and

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Dying City’s Rachel Zampelli: From Shakespeare to a shrink

Rachel Zampelli and Thomas Keegan star in the Washington, D.C.- area premiere of “Dying City” at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Photo: Scott Suchman.  For Rachel Zampelli, the role of Kelly, the

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Acting in commericals: I feel like I’m legit

It's 9 a.m. and I knew I shouldn't have driven into DC. Did I learn nothing from my Union Station panic attack experience?  I'm still technically on time, but I

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