To Washington's Theatre Artists!
In the midst of our preparations for the Helen Hayes Awards on May 23, I want to take a moment and make sure you're aware of a unique opportunity for theatre artists living in Washington, DC.
The DC Commission on the Arts And Humanities (DCCAH) is accepting applications for its Fellowship Program through May 20, and theatre artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply!
The Fellowship grants up to $10,000 to the individual artist, and is not project based. Instead, it focuses entirely on providing financial support to the people who make our city such a diverse, dynamic, and talented community.
And that means you!
I’ve been working in the Washington theatre community for two decades now, which means I’m just a few years shy of actually seeing Helen Hayes at the Helen Hayes Awards. I wish I’d been there back in 1992, when she made her last appearance, at the age of 91. More than that, I wished I’d seen her at work, creating a role, moving an audience as only she could.
I love Thanksgiving. For forever it has been my very favorite holiday; the anticipation of waking up on that Thursday morning when we didn't have to go to school, sitting on my parents’ bed and reveling in The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade — while the smells of Thanksgiving dinner preparations were already underway. My brother was