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BEST NEWS EVER: Emerging Artist of 2023

Blog Post 1 – Agueda Zabisky On October 17, 2022, I received wonderful news. This news came out in an open review and the grading was via Zoom. I was… Read More

New York (Audition) State of Mind

September marks the beginning of the opera audition season! Let the singing begin! So, I’ve touched upon opera auditions briefly before in past blogs, but I figured I’d break down… Read More

Back to Teaching

pc: Sorcha Augustine I have been teaching dance for 20+ years. When the pandemic happened, like many others, I took time to assess what I wanted for my life and… Read More

Broadway Bound: Backstage with Blanche!

Broadway Bound was a MASSIVE success. Now that we finished our final show on Sunday (back-to-back performances, I might add), I’ve had time to relax and reflect on this amazing… Read More

That time I visited the National Museum of African American History & Culture…

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of visiting the National Museum of African American History & Culture and it was honestly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in… Read More

The Show Must…

Most of us will recognize the romanticized image of the tortured artist, suffering for their creative life. Artists have famously struggled with their mental health- Vincent van Gogh. Kurt Cobain…. Read More

Do Art. Feel Better.

Do Art. Feel Better. Art is about filling space – or, where there is nothing apparent – and creating, weaving SOMETHING out of, or within, that space, that apparent nothing…. Read More

Actor’s Etiquette, Part 1

  It’s show week for the production of Broadway Bound and I’m very excited! The cast and crew have been hard at work with preparation and final steps and everything… Read More

Why Shakespeare Matters

To understand who we are, we need to understand where we came from. Ben Jonson, a contemporary of Shakespeare, wrote that Shakespeare was “not of an age, but for all… Read More

Actor’s Etiquette, Part 2

In my last blog post (Part 1), I detailed the basic and recommended guidelines for Actor Etiquette in live performance. I think these details can be applied to any performance… Read More

Remembrances of September 12th.

September the 11th, 2001. You remember. Think about how you felt on September the 12th. You remember. Wake up.  It was all real.  Get up.  The numb sickness of a… Read More

Gathering of Artisans

From April 17 to the 21st, I participated in a faith-based artists conference in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. The Gathering of Artisans drew about 300 artists, musicians,… Read More

The Role of Juror

I was invited to be a juror on September 1 for an exhibition at the Art Center Manatee in Bradenton. One hundred and fifty-one artists responded to the open invitation… Read More

Zion Uncovered

In early 2000 I taught an art class while working with the Sulfur Springs non-profit art organization Community Stepping Stones. I taught art classes in a vacant apartment in Robles… Read More

Preparing For DARKMATTER

Planning for DARKMATTER started last year. It is hard to describe how much goes into planning for creating a sculpture or installation. Its even more mind-boggling when you throw in… Read More

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