Despite this week's dreary weather, I'm feeling elated to be getting my latest writing endeavor underway - my partnership with Bitter-Lemons.com writing the monthly 'Theatre for a Cause' column. Now re-named The Advok@ (forgive me, it was National Cheese Week when I pitched the name), the idea began when BL founders Enci Box and Colin Mitchell were soliciting theatre submissions. I saw their post and considered nominating Laughter for a Change when I realized that I really just wanted to be the one writing the column. We met for coffee, came up with a game plan, and that evening I selected Cornerstone Theater, a company I'd been admiring from afar since my Ohio-theatre days, as our first profile.
I'm very hopeful my conversations with LA theatre artists will help strengthen the community as a whole, and am tickled to be getting back to my actorvist roots working with the BL crew. The way I see it, anyone can read a theatre company's press release - it takes more time to really education and familiarize oneself with the work, methodology, and intention of a particular artist. I've already learned so much, and owe a great debt of gratitude to Ramy Eletreby, Communications Manager for Cornerstone Theater.
Please take a moment and read the links below! I would love any feedback and suggestions for the future:
Cornerstone Theater: Anchored in Authenticity