Friends, students, and readers,
I’m tickled pink to have been cast in Mask & Mirror’s radio production of A Christmas Carol!
Oh, the acting bug had been biting hard again – it’s been two years since I was last on stage (you can read about my experience in Das Kaspar Theatre here: https://laurahandke.com/simply-authentic-your-soul-voice-is-calling-theatre-feels-like-home/) other than playing piano for Mask & Mirror’s wonderful production of Rabbit Hole last summer. “The Stage”, of course, looks very different now, thanks to COVID-19. The director, Daniel Hobbs, and all of we cast and crew members are working from home via Zoom. Performances (pre-recorded) begin December 18, 2020. You can read all about it here: https://www.maskandmirror.com/.
We’ve only just begun the rehearsal process, but I’m so excited already!
Das Kaspar was a huge stretch for me as an actress for many reasons. The dialog, subject matter, my first staged reading, playing drunk and falling off a barstool, ultimately dying on stage.
A Christmas Carol is a huge stretch for many other reasons. Dickens’ classic is one of the most beloved (including by me) Christmas stories of all time, re-written for radio by the director. The audience can’t see us; only hear us. I’ve been cast in three different small roles which require three different distinct voices. This is my first experience with voice-only acting, and I can’t even get together in person with my director and cast-mates!
I’m super excited about the show and invite you to join us for performances. We are all volunteers and the show is a gift to our audience. Yet I hope you will give a generous donation to support the theatre. We can all use more creative expression and uplifting entertainment in these challenging times. https://www.maskandmirror.com/
Whether you have on your holiday table “the bestest goose that ever was”, like Tiny Tim, a lasagna, like I’m making, or a turkey or tofurky, I wish you and yours a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. God bless us, everyone.
Please spread the love and pass this along to a friend!
Love Your Voice & Voice Your Love,
Lake Oswego’s Transformational Voice® Teacher (Transformational Voice® is a registered trademark of Transformational Voice® Training Institute, LLC, and Linda Brice.)