- I attended some live in-person shows! And wow what shows they were!
- RENT at Professional Performing Arts High School was hands down one of the most original and impactful productions I've ever seen of that musical.
- Leopoldstadt was incredibly moving and beautifully realized.
- Dancin' was THRILLING! How do they do that 8 times a week?! The energy and exuberance bouncing off that stage was electrifying.
- Lewberger, produced by long-time friend from UNSW days Steve Brandon, was ridiculous fun!
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast I interviewed Jack Canfora about New Normal Rep, a new online theatre company, and Pat Valera, director and writer of the original Filipino musical Mula Sa Buwan.
- I performed in the MasterVoices concert Oh How Good at Central Synagog in Manhattan. It was thrill to be a part of the world premier of Daniel Rein's "And the Sun Goes Up," and lovely to sing Kurt Weill's "Kiddush." Bloch's Sacred Service was a difficult piece to prepare, with time signature and tempo changes every other measure, some complicated rhythms, and singing in Hebrew. The challenge paid off, and we received some glorious reviews. Read them here and here.
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast I continued my two-part series on Metro Theater Company continued with Spells of the Sea director Julia Flood and composer Guinevere Govea, and delved further into the world of virtual theatre with choreographer, director, producer, and digital theatre artist Brandon Powers.
- We traveled to Alexandria in Virginia. While Aaron was attending a conference, Voltaire and I explored the gorgeous old town.
- As a member on MasterVoices Recognition Project, I interviewed chorus members about their lives and participation in MasterVoices. It has been so fascinating to get to know my fellow choristers. Hannah's profile, below, is now live!
- I've started a new series on the blog - LuMinEssences, a daily blog of short writing inspired by finding light in the darkness.
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast: I had the pleasure of chatting with the inspiring Nick Corston - founder of STEAM Co., a company that aims to bring the arts to every school child in the UK; and the delightful Joe Gfaller - the managing director of Metro Theater Company, a children's theatre company in St. Louis.
- I've been continuing to work as a Standardized Patient, or being a fake patient to help train student doctors. It's like structured improv in a medical setting!