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some of the things keeping me busy.........
Honored to have performed in After Orlando at EST-LA, benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Camilla finds more than an art deco chaise in the poignant dramedy David Hockney's Couch, performed as part of EST-LA's One-Act Festival.
Fear vs. The Boy - who will survive in my mentee's Young Storytellers screenplay?
Debbie is a Hollywood manager who isn't entirely acting in the best interests of her client in the short film Big Star, screening at the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Atlanta Out On Film Festival, Palm Springs Cinema Diverse Film Festival, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, America's Rainbow Film Festival, and London International Short Film Festival!
Played a psychic with a secret in the darkly comic short film Burger Special.
My 10 and 11 year old East LA Classic Theatre students gave a fabulous performance of the play they wrote, The Shadow Kingdom, with a cameo by me as a deceitful sorceress.
Danced to a jazz band at beautiful Huntington Gardens while shooting a print campaign for Chase Bank.
Booked the series regular role of a 'Momager' on Off Set - currently being pitched to network TV.
Crime on Mars, a short film by my 11 year old mentee at Young Storytellers, received a reading by professional actors.
Association of Los Angeles Playwrights selected me to participate in Playwrights' Playground as part of the acting company.
Beginning a residency with Tony Plana's East LA Classic Theatre as a Teaching Artist for inner city students who will learn acting and writing, culminating in their performance of a play they will create.
The Lego Man Finds a Home, a short film written by the eleven year old boy I mentored in screenwriting, was performed by professional actors for an invited audience.
Signed as a deaf wife in the shower for a new zombie film at Paramount Studios.
At the Actors Studio: A Love Story for 2014 - raped by a priest at 5, my father killed in Bosnia at 12, in Madrid during the terrorist subway bombing, injured in Sudan during the race wars, nearly starved while held captive during fanatical religious riots in Sri Lanka...but it's all part of my happily ever after life.
Is Marianne a psychotic patient or a patient psychotic? Find out in Breach, being performed as part of EST/LA's WinterFest at the Atwater Village Theatre.
Playing the Jewish mother of the bride in a table read of a new film, My Wedding at Auschwitz.
A month of staged readings of new plays for The Actors' Studio, EST/LA and ALAP.
Got to dance to and with Beyonce while shooting a commercial for Toyota.
Shooting the lead in a short independent film.
Night of the Iguana with Classical Theatre Lab.
Signed with new representation team - commercial and theatrical!
New York, New York! Doing play readings, seeing fabulous theater, performances, festivals, and friends.
Portraying Rozzie, the Mah Jongg playing show-off yenta in the premiere of "My Mother's Keeper," which looks through the lens of the mother-daughter dynamic with all its inherent and inherited blessings and curses, at the Electric Lodge in Venice. This completes the trilogy of plays I've done this year involving New York Jewish mothers.
Shooting a principal role in beautiful San Francisco for Facebook Home "Launch Day" commercial, as the mother of Joey, Facebook corporate executive.
Recording for Audible - a romance novel and non-fiction science-based selection - so much fun!
Playing the role of Kiki, self-centered and hilarious, in the premiere of The Autopsy of Honey Bees at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.
Center Theatre Group invited me in on recommendation to understudy Beth for Tribes at the Mark Taper Forum.
Playing the role of Stella, wealthy and bitter daughter, in the premiere of Surviving Mama at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.
Comedy Central invited me to perform excerpts from my forthcoming book about
living in Greece and my immigrant experiences at Sit 'n Spin.
Shooting a spec pilot for PBS, a kind of Sesame Street for special needs kids.
Honored for the work I do as a mentor for SAG Foundation's BookPALS, which gives me more than I give the kids!
Playing Nora Charles in The Thin Man, a radio play with live sound effects, in the Wells Fargo Theatre at the Autry Museum.
Playing Alexis, wife of a Republican senator murdered in a bathhouse, in the gay farce Bath House Tuesday at the Meta Theatre.
Reel-to-reel tapes found in a dumpster on the Lower East Side near a home for retired rabbis were transformed into the play, South of Delancey, in which I portray Sadie Cohen, an immigrant trying to protect her daughter, at the Fremont Centre Theatre.