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Recent Performances

Thanks to Christine Toy Johnson, my picture was included on the cover of Equity News Magazine with a whole bunch of great examples of diverse casting on stages all over the country.

AND thanks to Rob Rotman of ADAPT and CAN-TV, I had a marvelous video Interview while still in Chicago: Watch it here!

I got a few great mentions in Chicago reviews.

"The supporting cast of Lawrence E. DiStasi, Anita Hollander and Ron Rains add class to the proceedings..."

"Another ingenious turn comes from Anita Hollander, who plays a multitude of roles (an elderly Gertrude, a pianist, Flora Van Huysen’s cook); Ms. Hollander, an amputee, is easily one of the most mobile entities next to Behzad Dabu’s table-hopping young Barnaby. This and more makes “The Matchmaker” the ultimate arena to play with audience expectation."

Disability in Media

Back in New York, in May 2016,I got to play Gertrude Stein in the World Premiere of Chuck Mee's Picasso's Bass Masterpiece with Brave New World Rep. And I landed in this fabulous piece written by Esme Mazzeo on Wordpress about Disability in Media.
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Dancing at Summerstreets

Yes, that's me on a marble pedestal in lower Manhattan, dancing at Summerstreets with Heidi Latsky Dance. We also inaugurated the magnificent new Hurleyville Performing Arts Center in upstate New York. What an experience, being a 1-legged ballerina scultpure! Harrowing but fun!

Share The World

August 2016 marked my 30th year of composing & performing new music for the Village Temple (NYC), where I also arrange, conduct, play piano and sing with the Village Temple Orchestra and the marvelous Children's Choir. In June we recorded our latest original choir song, SHARE THE WORLD, which we premiered at historic Judson Church in Greenwich Village. It's about welcoming immigrants, and we say the world "Welcome" in 20 languages. And at Judson we also added American Sign Language, thanks to choir alumna Rebecca Dorzback. VT Orchestra has included Daniel Stein, Eli Salamon-Abrams, Marina Kifferstein, Holland Hamilton and Lisa Loren. Watch "Share The World".
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Every November I continue to perform with the fine actors of Urban Improv, doing workshops with Boston school kids (4th-12th grade), singing and improvising about disability. Here are a few of the wonderful high school students.


May 2014: The Wooden Shoe team once again raised just about $10,000 for the AIDS WALK NY and all 3 of us were Star Walkers. I was actually featured on the  NPR news coverage of the 2014 Walk, which was heard far and wide!

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And we've continued as STAR WALKERS to this day. For me that's over 32 years of walking the AIDS WALK NY on one leg!