Tag Archives: Oregon

The Star and the Coward

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – The year before I went to act at the Shakespeare Theatre Company* in Washington, D.C., I caught one of their productions which featured a beautiful and well known film actress … Continue reading

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My Girl Super Hero

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time watching television.  In my fantasies, I always made up a girl hero and inserted her into … Continue reading

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The Selfie Interview – Oregon Actor Awards 2014

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Doin’ something a little different with the blog this week! A friend of mine, Miss Brynn Baron (aka Joan-Carrol Banks) asked me if I would be her PR … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Crying

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Simon Max Hill, a fun-loving Portland casting director who enjoys an improvisational approach to auditioning actors, posted a call recently looking for very tall women. I handed it … Continue reading

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A Trip to Heaven on a Carpet of Newsprint

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – When I was a little girl in Klamath Falls, Oregon, my mother used to go down to the Herald and News and get us a free remnant of blank … Continue reading

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Uncovering My Bottom Half

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. – Constantin Stanislavski “All right, take off your clothes and…Background! Action!” We were doing a scene by the “swimming … Continue reading

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My Pirate Life

A Big Life: Encouraging Words for Those in the Entertainment Industry – HARPER: It’s good to be back on The Night Hawk, eh, Captain? FALCON: Aye, it is. What do you see, Harper? HARPER: Naught but waves and open sea. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Last Monday, someone stole my bike. It happened in the Hawthorne District outside the Bagdad Theatre Backstage Café while I was in my screenwriting class. On the night it was stolen, I … Continue reading

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Drawing Inside the Gorilla’s Mouth

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – When I was six years old, my mother was horrified when my first grade teacher began to teach us the “right way” to draw trees. Her abstract method (which did not … Continue reading

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Pizza and a Toilet Brush

A Big Life: Encouragement for People in the Arts – Before my sister lived in Spain (see my previous post), she and her family lived in Colombia for two years.  One evening while ordering pizza, she realized she’d forgotten to … Continue reading

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