Hey there, all!
What? It's SUMMER? How the heck did that happen? if time flies while you are having fun, I feel lucky enough to have had some fun projects keeping me from watching the time.
BUT FIRST: Great news! The short film "What Do I Owe You?" that I filmed with Tyler Mercer at the helm and a fab cast, back in 2020 is doing the festival rounds and just won the Grand Jury Award from the New York International Film Festival. This was a great piece to work on and I can't wait to see how far it goes. See the trailer HERE.
And if you want to see me on the computer screen, I'll be part of The Playground Experiment's First Reads Festival Saturday 7/9 at 5pm in Andi Lee Carter's play Earth 3021, about the evolution of AI, which you can check out HERE.
Speaking of The Playground Experiment, I was part of their Volume 168, playing Madame Du Barry in a scene from Kendra Augustin's work-in-progress "Antoin[ette]". This piece already is funny, fabulous and Shonda-ready. Can't wait to see more.
In the meantime, I am putting the finishing touches on my cabaret show which will go up at Don't Tell Mama 9/28, 10/12 and 10/15. Keep an eye out here for more info!
We m ay be living in bizarre times right now, but remember that it is indeed summer, so go out to the beach, get outside in the sun and enjoy some time off while you can. --Peace ☮️ ✌🏽
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