Hey there, all!
There's a new president! (Seriously, Joe Biden is president and Kamala Harris is Vice President and no matter what Trump and his...people are saying, Joe and Kamala are IN!)
We actually got, like, REAL SNOW, as in, more than a dusting here in NYC!
And I've got new things to talk about!
SO, one of the reasons I have loved doing No Name for as long as I have is because of the fab people I get to see perform and meet. David Lawson has been a No Name regular storyteller and is a favorite of mine, so when he asked me to contribute to the Queens Theatre At Home Storyteller series last year, of course I jumped at the chance. Check it out tomorrow night at 7pm on Zoom and stick around for the live talkback after!
Valentine's Day, it looks like we'll be home AGAIN so why not spend it supporting some art with The Playground Experiment's FUNdraiser, which has the theme of "Unlucky in Love"? Playwright's test out the first 10 pages/minutes of a new play they are working on, and I'll be one of the actors. I did this last year and it was so fun and such a good night. Check it out 2/14 with the ones you love (pets included).
In March, I'll be part of the Seth Bisen-Hersch showcase, and then I will be returning to the Rigano Songbook's Ides Of March Virtual Extravaganza. More details on those shows to come!
In the meantime, stay safe, wear a mask, and feel free to spread love...just not the virus
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