So here I am in skull pajamas for a scene in which I have been sipping magic mushroom tea with some fab ladies. Thank you ladies of Sugar Baby - Dir. Rebecca Dearden and Writer Sophia Conger; and Lavora Perry for the heads up about them - for having me as part of the fun and the journey of this impending series.
Before that, I was camping, CAMPING, on the Cape (thanks to my Bronx Mom Crew) but still managed to be part of Volume 148 of The Playground Experiment's play reading series. I love the work The PGE does and the actors who are part of it. And luckily they were not distracted by the rain pummeling my tent just as our scene started.
Speaking of The PGE, I will be part of their FUN-raiser this evening! Contact them to check it out starting at 6pm, but even if you can't watch, please donate if you can as they do such great work for playwrights and actors.
Time to go work my script for today!
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