While I have certainly worked with Sirens of the South Productions before this was my first time appearing in their annual Valentine’s Day show. I was happy to be invited to bring back one of my older acts, a highly physical one that has been well loved by audiences and myself throughout the years.
The commedia dell’arte has fascinated me since I was a child, when my mother read to us the story of Harlequin and The Gift of Many Colours by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree. With that influence in my past and my Dedication two acts that speak to me as an artist as well as to an audience as a whole the comedian Act was born over four years ago for an Italian themed show. I’ve been taking it all over the place and every time I perform it I love it even more.
I was delighted to perform again at Seven Stages, with its nostalgically narrow dressing room and brightly lit makeup mirrors it reminds me the kind of theater a traveling Vaudeville production would have been familiar with.
The audience was charming and the night was lovely. I got to work with people I’ve never worked with before! Which is always a highlight when you’ve been doing the circuit as long as I have.