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Things Heat Up at Lola's House!

May 10, 2018

Filming continued last week on THE THIRD ACT! Read about some of the highlights and see pictures from the set!

The Third Act Crew Takes filming outside to Jacob’s Beach in Guilford!

April 13, 2018

The Third Act Crew was out in full rain gear last week to film a scene between Roxy, and Max at Jacob’s Beach in Guilford, CT.

Filming to Begin in February at Quattro's Restaurant!

January 24, 2018

Filming for THE THIRD ACT continues in Guilford in mid-February, thanks to our generous Seed & Spark Supporters! Our next location will be at the fantastic Quattro's Restaurant on the Guilford Green! It is the perfect spot to film our "Ladies Who Lunch" scene. 

Mindful Actor Student Skylar Dunn Lands Role in "The Greatest Showman"

December 13, 2017

Major holiday releases are typical at movie theaters this time of year, but this year will be special for Branford residents, as they will be able to see one of their own on the big screen. Skylar Dunn, a Branford 10 year old at Walsh Intermediate School, already with an impressive list of acting credits, landed a key role in the “The Greatest Showman,” the biopic of P.T. Barnum that just this week saw a series of Golden Globe nominations, including for Best Motion Picture and for its star, Hugh Jackman.

Sylar Dunn Makes Her Red Carpet Debut

The Mindful Actor student Skylar Dunn made her red carpet debut last night for the premiere of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Skylar plays young Charity Barnum who is played by Oscar winner Michelle Williams. Congratulations Skylar!

Auditions Coming Up for the "Third Act"

July 27, 2017

In the micro-budget indie film The Third Act, Lola and Roxy—best friends and baby boomers in their 50s—struggle to renegotiate their contracts with life. Balancing hormones, teenagers, and careers, hilarity ensues as Lola goes off to a mindfulness retreat with her soon-to-be ex-husband hot on her heels. Roxy is left minding the store, a trendy consignment boutique she co-owns with Lola. A classic buddy film about life, The Third Act is about love and the pursuit of mindfulness. It will begin shooting on the Connecticut shoreline in August.

11 Tips to Living a Creative Life

January 17, 2017

Creativity is a tricky word. Consultants peddle it, brands promise it, we all strive for it, often without really knowing quite what “it” really is. Put simply, there’s a lot of snake oil around creativity. But now here’s author Elizabeth Gilbert (TED Talk, Your elusive creative genius) to cut through the guff with her distinctly refreshing take on the topic. For her, we’re all creative souls already, we just need to figure out how to harness inspiration and unleash the creative spirit within. Here, she shares her best pieces of advice for living a meaningfully creative life.

Black Female Playwrights Want You to Face Facts. The Harsh Ones.

September 13, 2016

It’s not unusual for theater, like many of the arts, to address a pressing social or political issue. But what strikes me as unusual this fall is that most of such work comes from notable black female playwrights: Sarah Jones, Anna Deavere Smith and Lynn Nottage all have new (or new to New York) works that grapple with problems preoccupying contemporary culture.

Elderly Acting Just Might Improve ... Line, Please!

September 09, 2013

Acting, some say, is exactly the kind of demanding, brain-stimulating activity that can help maintain and perhaps improve memory and overall cognitive health, not to mention enhance one’s engagement with life.

The Recovery of the Sacred

March 23, 2012

Years ago, I was at a workshop with mythologist Joseph Campbell, and he was showing us pictures of the sacred. He showed us this wonderful bronze statue of the god Shiva, dancing. Inside a ring of flame the god was dancing. He had one foot in the air, and the other foot resting on the back of a little man, who was crouched down in the dust, giving his full, absorbed attention to something he was holding between his hands. I asked Joseph Campbell, "What is that? What is that little guy doing down there?" Campbell said, "That's a little man who is so caught up in the study of the material world that he does not notice that the living god is dancing on his back."

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