Motherhood and Meaning | PAAL

I have three children. A lot of people think this is insane, and most days I tend to agree with them. But I love being a mother and three kids just felt right for our family. I also love being an actress. I once asked my mother what the meaning of life was and she told... Continue Reading →

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Public Letter to Employers re: Julie Fuchs and Pregnancy Discrimination | PAAL

Dear Employers of Pregnant Artists, As the founder of Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts, my letters to institutions now become public and specific. To begin, an open letter regarding the decision of the Staatsober Hamburger to terminate a contract with Julie Fuchs due to pregnancy. Julie Fuchs' incredibly gracious and devastating announcement... Continue Reading →

Grownup Conversations | PAAL

I got an email at 9:30 on a Wednesday evening asking me if I was available to start rehearsal on a two-hander the following Tuesday.  Rehearsal was only going to be two weeks long, only at night, with a four-week run. Who doesn’t love getting a straight offer? Except, my wife and I were three... Continue Reading →

How to Vote Parent Artists – AEA | PAAL

Here is the extended cheat-sheet for union Actors and Stage Members who want to be sure their vote goes toward a parent artist or parent ally as PAAL collaborates and members engage with this incredible union for more inclusive practices, better visibility, and increased accessibility for parent artists in the theatre. Each position has a... Continue Reading →

Why Childcare? (A Collection) | PAAL

WORK HOURS "The study [from Welch's] looked at 2,000 U.S. moms with children aged 5 to 12 and found that they were working 14-hour days. On average, these working mamas clocked in at 6:23 a.m. and ended their motherly duties at 8:31 p.m. As a result of busy daily routines, moms rely heavily on a... Continue Reading →

We Are Here.

My conversation with Dana unexpectedly became a mixture of motherhood strategy and IFCAP strategy, motherhood purpose and IFCAP purpose. I told her I did not want to disappear, to be rendered invisible. I was scared that if I continued our hiatus, both I and IFCAP would evaporate forever from everyone’s minds, but I was not sure how to proceed.

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