As we sloooowly return to live performance, I have been having THE BEST time working with the folks from, Prospect Theatre on this interactive, outdoor theatrical experience called Tree Tales. 15 writers were asked to write "choose-your-own-adventure" style stories and then actor/creators were asked to come in and create characters to guide the audience along.
It has been long-delayed joy to work with people, live, and in-person, (though still masked and distanced), making music and characters and, heck, just playing again as artists. We had our first performance at the Crabapple Grove in Riverside Park this past Sunday and have one more performance this coming Saturday. For more information and to register, go HERE.
ALSO...I may now be fully vaccinated (HUZZAH!), but both Theatre and TV and film sets are still making sure we are safe and requiring testing. I have booked some BG work on Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (a show I would work on just for the clothes), and with getting tested for both Maisel and Prospect, between yesterday and today, I will have been tested 3 times. But I will also get fitted for a costume for Maisel AND then be on set, and then perform in a live show SAFELY.
As my husband says, LIFE IS GOOD.
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