Miracles in the Tapestry

My weathered copy of HENRIK IBSEN’s A DOLL’S HOUSE

As a Casting Director, I have to see pretty much Everything.
Knowing Actors’ performances & capabilities beyond what they might do in the Audition Room is essential.
It enables me to speak up for them!
It is Important, and a responsibility which I take very seriously.

I know to those not in Show Business, this might seem terribly glamorous —
What a Great Job!
Imagine if seeing Shows all the time were your Work!
Well, YES!
I Love my Work!
But as it happens, Producers do not provide Casting Directors with free tickets. (These are the same Producers who expect me to have seen everything when they hire me!)
So, I do a lot of Rush Tickets.

Having been away for a few weeks,
And with a heavy Travel Schedule over this past little while,
I had some shows to catch up on.
It was my plan (more…)

The Work that We Do

Today I celebrate the work that I do!
I know.
There is a special Day set aside the first Monday in September to Celebrate our Labor!
And that’s Great!
But I Love the Work that I do, and to Celebrate That only one day a year seems like hardly enough!

Oh, and it’s not just because I work in Show Business,
And that’s’ Fun (most days!)
It’s really just because I work!
I Love Work!

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Do Good Work

Radko Chain Link Garland

Radko Chain Link Garland

 

Christmas Decorations away…

The usual flood of memories and feelings that accompany the various keepsakes…

One that stands out is a colorful Radko chain link style garland, bought years ago at Bloomingdale’s After-Christmas Sale. Each link is made of countless strands of twirled tinsel. The slightest snag completely ruins the look, and it is prone to unraveling at the smallest inadvertent tug.

Back then, the Clerk who helped us was a middle-aged African American Gentleman. (more…)