Hey there, all!
Come to the cabaret, my friends! Yes, 9/28, 10/12, and 10/15 I'll be at Don't Tell Mama with a fab band and fab singers; there will even be a BinderSuze appearance! I am so excited for this show and can't wait to share it with you. 🧡
In the meantime, here's what I've been up to:
*9/12 I hosted Volume 173 for The Playground Experiment.
*9/10 I was part of the cast of the first reading play-in-progress The Golden Ass by Bug Johnson, playing Venus and Proserpine in - when staged - a De La Guarda style version of the Eros and Psyche love story. The PGE First Reads Festival guides playwrights/screenwriters through a process where, after some initial work, they have thirty days to write a first draft. They submit, and three pieces get chosen for for the festival. This is my second First Reads and it was a great time.
*I got new headshots! I loved the ones I got two years ago (is it really only two years ago?!), but, as I am wearing my glasses more often (thanks to a combo of middle-aged vision and Pair Eyewear feeding my need to accessorize), it was time for an update. I gotta give props to the folks at Dirty Sugar photography for giving me some shots that really popped.
All right, time to get back to the self-tapes and cabaret rehearsals.
And if you are in the city, come on down to Don't Tell Mama! make sure reservations HERE. (That link goes to 9/28, but if you can't go then, click the calendar for links to 10/12 or 10/15.)
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