What She Looks Like: Venessa M. Diaz | Actor/Singer/Writer | PAAL Mother Artist Interview

Between raising three children, including twins, and prepping her solo show - Organic Sofrito - actor, singer, writer Venessa Diaz took time to talk to us about motherhood, artistry, raising children, down syndrome, and - most of all - not giving up. Her show is this Friday, and this interview is powerhouse and what we... Continue Reading →

What She Looks Like: Stephanie Alison Walker | Writer | PAAL Mother Artist Interview

With her play The Madres and its sequel The Abuelas - which starts previews this Saturday at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago - Stephanie Walker takes on the inner terrain of human experience to navigate through our shame, collective responsibility, and the lengths some will go to rectify wrongs. Her protagonists are, in these plays,... Continue Reading →

What She Looks Like: Maria Jeffers, Cellist | PAAL Mother Artist Interview

Here’s the next installment of performing arts professionals who prove that motherhood works beautifully in our unique lifestyle while also being honest about the logistics that come with the exciting combination of life, love, and art. I first met Maria while working on Broadway for the Tony-nominated play King Charles III. I was covering three actresses and... Continue Reading →

What She Looks Like: Jenna Woods | PAAL Mother Artist Interview

Not all performing artist professionals have kids, and that’s cool! But some do. What does that experience look like for such an unpredictable lifestyle? That’s the question I want to explore. So, in honor of mother’s day, I’ve started a series called “What She Looks Like” that profiles performing artist professionals who balance work and motherhood!... 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.

Pregnancy Handbook for Actors and Stage Managers, Pt. 1 | Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts

When life collides with work, too often pregnant women are left on their own to navigate the ins and outs of employment, seeking employment, asking for adjustments in employment, or - as some whispers indicate - facing termination of employment. While we hope to put an end to the discrimination of pregnant people in the... Continue Reading →

The Three Things: How to Talk to a Pregnant Person

How is it that we, as a society, have not established an acceptable pregnancy etiquette? Calling out rampant ignorance and disrespect in our culture toward expectant mothers while tackling the question "what is acceptable discourse?": PAAL contribution rep and theatre artist/mother Catherine Mueller

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