Posts Tagged ‘ writing for solo performance ’

A Great Big Diva!: Never too late to make that dream happen!

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

I am finally fulfilling a dream I’ve had for decades: writing & performing my own one woman show. It will be funny (of course) and it’s a musical but I will also share a couple moments of heartache as well. I am collaborating with a monstrously talented writer in L.A. named Andrew Barrett and it’s [...]


The Solo Show. Nothing in life worth having comes easy.

10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Planning for this one woman show is a somewhat daunting experience. But, it beats me talking about it for decades and doing nothing to make it happen. Dreams remain dreams because making the reality happen is so much harder! But it’s worth it. There are so many elements to prepare before we even get down [...]


Random Thoughts from A GREAT BIG DIVA

9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Random Thoughts from A GREAT BIG DIVA: It’s so scary to produce an original piece of work. People have asked me: “Why are you doing this? (My one woman show)” I have only one answer: Because I have to. I am compelled to do this work. I have tried to ignore it for years – [...]


Writing My Solo Show.

22nd September 2017 | 2 Comments

Okay, Okay. There has been lots of great stuff happening. I am skipping that list to go to the main event: I am actually working (under a deadline) on my musical AKA my one-woman show. After decades of talking about it, I am actively doing it. For real, for real. My friend the acclaimed solo [...]


Moving forward, taking chances with the solo show! (I have a title!)

25th February 2016 | 0 Comments

After my last blog of self-reflection and bemoaning over my lack of action in showbiz at my advanced age of 54 years, I have decided to submit my one woman show in a solo festival. If I make the cut it will be produced, mounted and given all the bells and whistles (production, stage managing, [...]


nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger

26th January 2016 | 0 Comments

That is the opening line of a piece from my one woman show that I performed at the January Story Jam series in Wimette, Illinois. Wilmette is a mostly affluent, predominantly White suburb of Chicago. I entitled the story “nigger,” which tells the story of the first time I was called such by a White [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Performing the Fat Piece

21st July 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since the evening in which I performed a reading of the Fat piece from my solo show. I was nervous, I was uncertain. It had only been a fantasy for so long, a work in progress, my biggest obstacle in the long running marathon to complete my solo show. [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Documenting My Weight Journey for My One Woman Show.

23rd May 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been up for ages this morning writing the hardest piece ever for my show. It has always been the one story that I knew I had to tell yet the most difficult to complete. The topic of weight is so multifaceted for me. There are so many approaches I can take. Every time I [...]


The One Woman Show

10th September 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s official! After nearly three decades, I have started putting together my one woman show! That is all. Stay tuned…


Old Dreamers

18th April 2014 | 0 Comments

This is a note to myself and others like me: underachievers, those with gifts who believe they haven’t fulfilled their potential, those who have been writing a book, play, or dissertation, making a movie, recording a CD, going to a comedy open mic, opening a restaurant, going back to school and haven’t done it yet. [...]