“We Celebrate What is Good About Life and Community Here” — Anita Hollander Shares Her West Side Story
Anita Hollander, Hell's Kitchen actor, and disability advocate, shares her journey promoting inclusion in entertainment. w42st.com AnitaPool
As union members in the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists strike for equitable compensation structures and working conditions
Exciting to be included in this trailer of the gorgeous production of A Christmas Carol at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA which I'm doing December 17 - 23, 2022. If you're in the area, do please treat yourself and come see it! Tickets are reasonably priced!
Welcome to Flatch guest star role.
I guest starred on this season of Welcome To Flatch on Fox TV. Click Here to watch the episode!
Despite a pandemic initially wiping out most of my gigs all over the world in 2020, I managed to stay busy, writing songs & plays, all performed virtually, doing podcasts, a web series, moderating panels, teaching Master Classes, and even doing a "musical interview" with musical medical students! I also returned to the LIVE, IN-PERSON stage Off-Broadway & Regionally in the Fall 2021. PLUS, Still Standing is published in a fascinating anthology, I appear in a beautiful book about Solo performers, and Spectacular Falls will return to NYC and Reston VA in Spring 2022. So, as my sister, Rev Rachel might say, I've been "sur-thriving!" See more below.
Still hard at work as National Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities, making more progress in TV & Live Theatre. And despite Hollywood's reluctance, indie films have brought more PWDs to the Oscars! Still serving on SAG-AFTRA Board and virtually conducting & writing songs with the fabulous Village Temple Children's Choir.
Upcoming 2022 Spectacular Falls LIVE IN-PERSON performances:
The first Off-Broadway show to open in the Fall of 2021 was Brecht On Brecht at the Gural Theatre. A phenomenal & relevant version for our time, by Theater Breaking Through Barriers, directed by Nicholas Viselli, with the most diverse cast in NYC. Rave reviews, with a few nice quotes for me:
"My lasting mental image of Brecht on Brecht will likely be Anita Hollander's wide, somewhat terrifying grin as she and the rest of the cast sing "The Song of the Moldau," about the bubble bursting on an unjust status quo, ushering in a time when "the last shall be first." In her unabashed glee at the prospect of violent revolution, Hollander captures the true bite in Brecht's worldview — one that has little patience for liberal incrementalism, and which gains traction every day. Suddenly, Brecht doesn't feel so passé anymore."
"Theater Breaking Through Barriers’ cast can transition from virtuoso solos (chanteuse Anita Hollander excels at this, particularly in “Barbara Song” from Threepenny), to a poem from Mother Courage, 'Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar.'”Read More
The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA brought me up to play the hilarious Charwoman in their magnificent annual production of A Christmas Carol. What a gorgeous theatre and another beautifully diverse cast! Special thanks to Annie Kerins & director Troy Siebels. I marvelled at the talents of triple-threat Brit Jon Peterson and did a wonderful radio interview about our diverse production with the stunning actress, Alka Nayyar, who played Mrs. Cratchit.Listen Here
The remarkable Ronald Rand's book Solo Transformation On Stage came out late 2021, featuring a pretty cool chapter on me, located auspiciously next to JULIE HARRIS! That is what I would call a once-in-a-lifetime gift. My Mom was also pleased to find my name on the cover in very good company. It really is a fascinating book which can be ordered via Sunberry Press at:
I play the hilarious Harriet Hattington in a comedic short film called Social Fitness which displays talents of artists, filmmakers & actors with disabilities.Watch it here