How has it been a week already since the first staged reading of Insert Name: A DNA Journey? It does not seem possible.
We had a full house and got excellent feedback and, yes, this show shall return.
In the meantime, I was chosen to be part of The Playground Experiment's Volume 152 this past Monday, playing Claudia in David Ceci's musical in progress, Fur Pajamas. Last night, was all about Henry V with my weekly Shakespeare group and then Sunday, IT'S HALLOWEEN, where I'll be carrying a very tall puppet of a children's drawing. We rehearsed this past Sunday and it is going to look GREAT. AND, the Nor"Easter hitting us will be done by Saturday...we hope.
Go ahead, storm, mess with my birthday plans, but NOT MY HALLOWEEN PARADE.
When not pandemibaking...
I have finally started a website! I just got these beautiful new headshots done by L Morgan Lee of BLUEphotography, and at last have a place to display them.
I've also been getting this self-tape thing DOWN. Madison Avenue Baptist Church, with whom I've been the alto for going on twelve years, like most churches, has gone virtual, so we are making videos of solos and hymns for the time being. (Someday, I'll release an outtake reel.)
There've been other opportunities, as well, for practicing this process: virtual choir and concert videos.
I've been lucky enough to work with Prospect Theatre Company and, thus, was asked to be part of their lovely video featuring Peter Mills' tune "Two Buoys". (I come in with the alto part and drums>)
Next, a dear friend - a jazz musician and choir director, presently living in Italy - started up Singers Without Borders and asked me to be part of this uplifting number: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Lastly, The Rigano Songbook asked 42(!) of their closest friends to help out with this wonderful song about an all too relevant and growing segment of our lives as we try to communicate with proper social distancing: Screen To Screen
The Rigano has a concert planned for 3/13...and then the world shut down. But far be it for them to not have a show. Yes, the Ides of March Extravaganza is now the Ides of APRIL and will be in virtual form. When those videos go up, I'll be sure to share here.
In the meantime, contact me here if you would like me to be part of YOUR virtual - and/or, eventually, LIVE - project.
Alexandra de Suze is a singer, actor, drummer who also writes a bit and occasionally makes silly videos