#AboutLastNight

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This week’s #AboutLastNight is all about “Not In This Room,” the production I’m working in as a part of the Fire This Time Festival Festival downtown. What a fantastic opening weekend, three shows down with only two more to go, this experience has been a great one. Not only do I get to work with Daaimah Mubashshir again (read here about our last collaboration) but I’ve made new connections with my fellow actors.

On top of opening a show, my good friend Andrew and his classmate Andrea, made their first trip down from Syracuse on Friday for a ceramics conference. 2015 has officially begun now that I have had a taste of home πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy the photos, and if you’re in the New York area head over to horsetrade.info to buy your ticket to the Fire This Time Festival’s 10-minute Play Festival.

Ciao πŸ™‚

Greetings/Escape From New York

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Greetings from Philly! I am breaking my radio silence this morning with a picture from the City of Brotherly Love! My third trip this year, was prompted by the arrival of Jassmine’s little one, my mom is currently in town on business, and to reunite with an old friend from home. It’s going to be a busy weekend πŸ™‚

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Happy Friday!

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It’s Friday at last! One week from today, I will be on a bus to DC! The first leg of my trip to Outerbanks bliss!!! Beach, family, relaxation and fun! CAN NOT WAIT! But until then, it’s time to start thinking about the fall and football. This year I’m trying to get a fantasy football league together for the first time, and I’ve actually found some people who are interested in joining. So my weekend will be filled with theatre (supporting friends in shows around the city), reunions (grabbing tea with Michelle at Alice’s Tea Cup), packing, reading, writing and learning everything there is to know about Fantasy Football. The reason I bring this up is because it leads right into my Happy Friday video of the week. The Manning Brothers (Peyton of the Denver Broncos and Eli of the New York Giants) are at it again with another hee-larious rap video for Direct TV. Enjoy!

Ciao πŸ™‚

Good Friends = A Good Time

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Happy Friday!

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New Year, New Vigor

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As my time at home begins to wind down, I can’ t help but reflect once again on what a great year 2013 was for me! Not only was I able to be in a multitude of projects ranging from script workshops, to one-act play festivals, to film and TV productions, and newly envisioned work of theater canon masters, but I was able to solidify old friendships and readily accept new members to my New York family!

As with all years, there were a multitude of ups and downs, but I believe I’m fortunate in the fact that I can really only see 2013 as a year of positivity and self-growth. I was able to reconnect with a myriad of people who I haven’t seen in years through weddings, dinners, trips upstate, out-of-town visitors, and road trips to the Coast.

Starting this blog was definitely one of the major contributors to 2013’s success. Feeling accountable to myself (and I suppose the few readers) I was able to look at New York with fresh eyes, taking photos with a new POV, and hankering for opportunities and adventures that would be great experiences to retell and photograph for the site. Looking back, my original motivation was to finally give in to my mother’s advice, but also to get me out of bed at a decent hour to see everything my new neighborhood and the city had to offer me πŸ™‚

Looking ahead to 2014, I have decided that resolutions for the year may not be practical for me at this point, and instead I’ve chosen to go a different route Β and make resolutions for the next three months. I must admit that I read my Cosmo horoscope for the year with trepidation, but to be honest there were a few golden nuggets of truth I’d like to hang on to. The main one being that I need to grab life by the horns this month, really taking charge of my acting career and setting building blocks in place so I can really get ahead this year.

As always, I need to look at the year with an open mind and an open heart, reminding myself that I have a responsibility to myself, my family, and my Creator to live up to my potential and transcend it. Woof, transcendence. (A theme for the year? Too early to tell)

I hope you’ll join me as I take all of the twists and turns headed my way! I plan to blog about them all!!!!

Ciao πŸ™‚