My Second Family

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I have been so fortunate, thus far, to have been involved in a project or production since the first of the year. With this momentum, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with such beautiful people in talent, spirit, and joy. I think what appeals to me so much about the theatre, are the comrades I interact with along the way. I have been unable to post the many photos I have taken behind the scenes since The Fire This Time Festival, and I thought it would be a great post to publish today in light of Private Lives’ closing on Sunday.

I have had oodles of fun with each person you see in these photos and my heart has a place for each and every one of them. You see, they are not just cast mates and co-collaborators, they are my friends.

This photo collage includes photos from Cafe Le Monde, Private Lives and reunions with cast members from The Fire This Time Festival and Ivanov.

Ciao 🙂

Happy Friday

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Well, another Friday, another opening night! Dance party “Private Lives” edition is ready for ya! If you’re in the city this weekend please come down to the Schapiro Theater and check it out! Hope you enjoy!

Music featured: Karmin’s “I Want It All” from Pulses

Ciao 🙂

Night of Power

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“Night of Power” was definitely an amazing experience for me. It stretched and challenged me in so many ways, and opened my eyes to the well of skills and talents I have been blessed with. The playwright, director, actors and production crew were the sweetest and I learned so much from them and because of them. Just another example of why I love doing what I do!

Busy, Busy Lissa

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Well as the title suggests, I have been a very busy girl these past few weeks. Auditions abound, submissions submitted, information updated, blogs posted, productions rehearsed, religions researched, friend gatherings, lost football games, polar vortexes and oh yeah…a WEBSITE PUBLISHED!!!

That’s right I accomplished my major January goal a whole week early! My professional website is now live and you can go and check it out at:

http://memickens.wix.com/melissamickens

Hope you like it, because I am extremely proud. On it you can find the link to my upcoming production “Night of Power” which goes up January 31st-February 2nd, (don’t worry Super Bowl viewers the Sunday performance is a matinee 😉 ) If you’re too lazy to go to the link above you can always read the postcard below. Really proud of the work I’m doing in this production, and if you’re in the area and want to see great live theatre by an up-and-coming playwright, this is definitely the show for you!!!

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