21 November

Artists Rep In Concert with Noel Coward; guest blogger Voni Kengla


I’m just about to head out to rehearsal for the Noel Coward concert, and received a guest blog-post from Voni Kengla, one of our young artists. Here’s what she has to say about the experience so far: Wow! What a talented group of people to work with! I can tell this is going to be […]

18 November

Artists Rep In Concert Series


  On Saturday morning, bright and early we gathered for our first Noel at Noel concert rehearsal.  We are rehearsing for the first concert in a new series at Artists Rep titled:  Artists Rep In Concert.  I’m curating this series at Artists Rep and have gathered a top drawer group of collaborators; Rick Lewis is […]

21 September

Bruised, Bent, and Unbroken


My heart is full with these past thirty six hours. Thirty six hours with my twenty one year old daughter. Thirty six hours to take her in, head to toe, mind to mind, heart to heart. Watching this young woman take in her education, her friendships, and the care of her mind and body is […]

19 September

GOOD GRIEF; I’m working on GOOD GRIEF!


I love this picture of dad singing LET’S MISBEHAVE on the cast album of The Beaumont Version of Anything Goes. He met Cole Porter when he did that show, Cole passed away some two years later. I’m listening to the sound cues Richard Moore has helped me build for GOOD GRIEF, and they are fantastic. […]

18 September

Forty years? What?!?!


Well, when it rains it pours. I received this note yesterday from a dear friend: You’ve been on my mind this week as we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Young Frankenstein. We had an anniversary screening at the academy last week with Mel, Cloris and Teri in attendance. Great stories of your dad were shared […]

17 September

Knock, knock, who’s there? Dad!


Working away on GOOD GRIEF, which is a good thing considering there is the second presentation on September 29th at Artists Rep at 7:30pm, in case you want to know. I’m in the midst of reinvigorating my voiceover work, simultaneously, and crazily or luckily, or dad worked this all out from wherever he is, I […]

15 September

Dogs, Blogs, Automobiles, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


This isn’t the best photograph; the quote, from John Lennon is: My role in society, or any artist’s or poets role is to try to express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.- John Lennon 1972 […]

13 September

Good Grief; it’s my birthday and Anything Goes


It’s the fourth birthday I’ve celebrated without my dad, and I do miss the incredible gifting that he often did. This year I am breathing in the incredible joy that I’m surrounded by, including being with my mom and revisiting what I’m hoping for in the coming year with friends and family. My road, of […]

13 August

Be a part of GOOD GRIEF!

Be a part of GOOD GRIEF!

GOOD GRIEF, an innovative theatrical project that invites creators and audience alike to embrace the profound experiences of illness, death, and grief in surprising and inspirational ways, is on its way. It has received Regional Arts and Culture Council Funding for 2014, and I invite you to come be a part of this project at […]

11 March

My Father’s Hand


I miss my father’s hand. My first recollection of the feel of it was strolling through the park, looking at the model sailboats on the pond, sharing italian ices, then finding Alice in Wonderland. His immense hand dwarfed mine.  His nails were short and clean, and its skin was vaguely rough, closer to smooth, but […]