Update # 2: New York, New Year

2018 is here and I can't wait to see what it brings.

Just a few weeks ago I finished off 2017 with a short trip to NYC where my play Wicked Creatures received a private table reading at the Stella Adler Acting Studio as part of he Harold Clurman First Breath Play Reading Series. The public reading will take place in June of this year, with an all Stella Adler acting alumni cast. 


And that's not all I'm looking forward to this year. Next up: a staged reading of Spellbound, a new musical collaboration between Krista Pojman and me. Ever wish that Disney would make a princess movie with a a homosexual protagonist? Wish granted. Come by the Living Room Theater in KC, MO on Monday, January 29th at 8:00pm to see this fairytale unfold. 

Next month I'll be performing again in 7 & 10, a new play about marriage and the lives of young Evangelicals, by one of my favorite playwrights and closest friends, Prisca Kendagore. We'll be doing script-in-hand performances in KC Feb. 18th & 19th AND in St. Louis Feb. 23rd & 24th.  

I won't bore you with my entire year's schedule, but 2018 is already looking to be a good one.

In other news...last year, when I started this blog-of-sorts, I'd just completed Danielle LaPorte's Goals With a Soul. So this year I revisited that program, and although this blog will remain forever and always "The Mindful Badass," I have some new core desire feelings for this upcoming year. I want to feel...

True. Hopeful. Faith. Connected. And Sheroic.

I want to feel True to my best self, to my moral compass, and to those I love.

I want to choose Hope over Fear. To believe the universe can be abundant, reconciliation is possible, and that each of us can make a difference. 

Faith in myself, those around me, and the universe as a whole

Connected on all levels. I want to strengthen my friendships, personal relationships, working relationships, and sense of community and belonging. 

And Sheroic in that sense that I still want to feel like a powerful, positive badass in all areas of my life: physical, mental, emotional, creatively, and spiritually. (I cannot take credit for this wonderful phrase. Check out the Sheroic podcast if you're looking to be a shero in your own life.)

How do you want to feel this year? You don't have to tell me. You don't have to tell anyone, so long as you know what your core desire feelings are and that every step you are taking is getting you closer to your truth. 

~ Happy New Year ~