Life of a Troubadour

I almost wrote “Life of a Vagabond”, because that’s what it feels like!  Here I am, presently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, renting a room in a delightful family flat a block from Portobello Beach. I’ve some teaching work at a local acting academy, working with Acting students, and Musical Theatre students, just fabulous.

In between classes, I’m re-rehearsing my solo show “Yes! because…” which I’ll be performing in New York in less than three weeks’ time as part of the United Solo Performance Festival. The venue is @TheatreRowNYC, 410 W 42nd Street.

The lines are coming back fairly easily, fortunately, but my poor weak fingernails are struggling to cope with the ukulele. I think some nice strong fake ones will do the trick.

Of course there has to be a publicity campaign, and being a one-person-band, so to speak, means I have to do that too. Facebook and Twitter offer a way to feel as if I’m doing something rather than nothing, but actually reaching the local audience in New York is proving to be quite a challenge.  So I’m working on a series of videos, to introduce my character, Dame June Bloom, and see if we can get some traction on YouTube.

Here’s the first one

And there’s more…

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