Archive for June, 2009

An Actor and the theater….

Posted in people, the biz with tags , on June 17, 2009 by Robin Eller

I remember when I got my Equity Card. Actor’s Equity = The labor union representing American Actors and stage managers in theater. The other day, I receive my updated membership card.  The card was attached to these eloquent words written by  the late Robert Prosky (1930-2008).  I was inspired and reminded of a few of  many incredible experiences from being on stage. The memories came to my mind like an old movie projector but in color of course! 🙂  I found myself thinking about the dearest friends I have in my life as a result of our sharing the stage. THANK YOU ROBERT PROSKY!! I needed a little reminder.  May you continue to celebrate the “sacred communion…”   on the other side. Thank you Actors’ Equity for putting sharing these words at an appropriate time.

I share with these words with my fellow actors and/or friends and family who ever wondered, “Why does she do this?” 

“I love Actors and by extension the theater. I love the minutia that surrounds them both. I love listening and telling Green Room war stories. I love the onstage triumph and yes I love even the disasters. I love the adrenaline that shoots thru every Actor onstage when something goes wrong, and the relief that sweeps thru when some heroic Actor saves the day.  I love performance. That time when the human beings onstage interact with the human beings in the audience and together they create the event of the performance. It’s one of life’s most civilized experiences. 

It has been said that an Actor must have the hide of rhinoceros, the courage and audacity of a lion and most importantly, the fragile vulnerability of an egg. It also has been said and I’m not sure by whom, that the moment of not knowing is the moment that has the greatest potential for creativity.  The professional and private lives of most Actors are filled to the brim with moments of not knowing. Actors are survivors and will continue to strive because the have the need to celebrate, in performance, that sacred communion between Actor and audience. ”     Che profundo! 

Rhode Island

Posted in travel with tags , on June 12, 2009 by Robin Eller

I found a fun article in the New York Post about the state of Rhode Island. The writer’s description of “Little Rhody”  brought back some childhood memories that I haven’t thought about in such a long time; especially the food you can find in Rhode Island e.g. clam cakes, quahogs, clam chowder, coffee ice cream, etc. You could never get me to eat half of this stuff now. Eating this type of food every day is just asking for a heart attack or sugar coma.  If you find yourself curious about the “non-tourist” side of Rhode Island, this is an article worth reading. And if you’re from Rhode Island, you might find yourself laughing out loud as I did.

Working News

Posted in the biz on June 9, 2009 by Robin Eller

Okay, so perhaps you’ve been watching CNN or TNT for where the NBA action was.  Anyhow, this commercial comes on about Real Estate or something; maybe you didn’t pay attention because you were so into the game or whatever else was newsworthy. But then you ask yourself, Was that who you thought it was? Yes, it’s me, your friendly Prudential Real Estate Agent.  The spot is more about the couple but there I am. Wanna buy a house? 🙂  In case you missed it, you can check it out on You Tube:

Last month, I did a voice over job for Bausch and Lomb. It was a commercial spot used for a focus group. Originally the clients wanted to hire me for my ability to speak Italian but the whole concept was changed. I also had a part in a short film called Mariah Everyday Ordinary, Mariah Everyday Ordinarily. Yes, that’s a  mouthful. I played the mother to Mariah. Coincidentally, the actor who played my husband was someone I went to college with. The screening will be at the end of July and then off to some film festivals. In bocca al lupo Larry!

Here’s to more work coming my way. Incrocia le dita per me per favore!

Hello World

Posted in life, updates with tags on June 8, 2009 by Robin Eller

Finally after the hard work and creative talents of Village Green Studios, I have my website. I’m looking forward to exploring other work possibilities even with this crazy economy.  I may write in English and sometimes in Italian, so follow at will and feel free to leave me a comment or NOT.  

Per quanto riguarda il proverbio, vorrei dire grazie ad Alessandro G. per il tuo aiuto.  Ciao!