The next time you’re thinking about giving up, think instead of Yvonne Puckett.
A few years back, Yvonne, a dancer, wanted to perform in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera’s production of The King and I.
At the time, her father-in-law was Louis Adrian, conductor of LACLO’s orchestra. When she told him she planned to audition, he looked appalled. “You?” he said. “In the King and I? No way.” Continue reading “Dance It All Away”
Lots of great artistic things were happening twenty-five years ago, in 1993.
Frasier was giving us sophisticated comedy each week on TV. Groundhog Day was blowing our minds at the movie theaters. The Bridges of Madison County was sweeping its way up the bestseller list. Angels in America took Broadway with shock-and-awe intensity. Continue reading “Something to Celebrate”
I’ve worked at Gotham Writers for 20 years (miraculous, since I’m a wee lass of 29) and this is by far the easiest question to answer.
We don’t have one.
Now I know it sounds a bit like I’m selling snake oil when I say that. But absolute truth: our teachers are the best you’re going to find. Anywhere. Continue reading “Who is your best teacher?”