Dreams Do Come True

Hi Everyone,

I have been gone for a hot minute, but I am back and fully recharged. The Gorilla Tango performance of The Body Image Project was absolutely phenomenal and I am so grateful to those that came to see the show. Thank you to Waltzing Mechanics especially Thomas Murray, Patrice Foster, Heather Talbert for making this production seamless. I want to give a huge thank you to  Joan Pinnock and Maureen Wallace for your donations to this production- without them the show would be impossible. Thank to Jack and Mommy for having my back through the entire process. And one big thank you to my grandma that surprised me all the way from California!

If you missed it try to catch it tonight at Greenhouse Theatre Center @ 11pm.  It will be a blast.

So I left the country for my birthday and went overseas to Spain for my birthday with my husband. It was a gorgeous trip and it was nice to finally relax. I have been 26 for 6 days now and the most amazing things have occurred already. I know this year is going to be a great one if I just keep God first and stay focused on my goals.


Last night something extremely special occurred. I was invited to San Francisco to take a workshop with acting legend and phenomenon Anna Deavere Smith. I was able to meet Ms. Smith and her team yesterday afternoon for an interview and they accepted me into the program that night.  Only 12 people were selected for the workshop out of thousands of applicants.

The workshop is called Personal narratives, global identities. The workshop will be in San Francisco from June 9-17. It will be a full week of exploring the stories of self and the faculty will be helping me find new ways of approaching The Body Image Project.

Everything that I learn will be put into work for the next phase of The Body Image Project this summer.

I have 10 DAYS, starting today, to give them the entire deposit.



1. GoFundMe’s website: http://www.gofundme.com/9910so

2. Paypal: http://tinyurl.com/lwlxy6h



Workshop Fee: 2,500

Plane Ticket: 500

If you cannot give at this time please share the links above to any contacts via social media or e-mail.

Who is Anna Deavere Smith?

Anna Deavere Smith is one of the legendary pioneers of documentary theatre. I have looked up to her career since I was 18 years old. I have been practicing her methods of theatre for eight years. This is a rare opportunity and chance to learn firsthand from the Master of this Technique. President Barack Obama recently awarded Ms. Smith the National Medal of Arts and Humanities. She is a Gish Prize Recipient. As an actress, Smith has appeared on TV in “Nurse Jackie” and “The West Wing” and in films including “The American President,” ”The Human Stain,” ”Life Support” and “Rachel Getting Married.” Among her other honors are a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” two Tony Award nominations, an Obie and a Drama Desk Award. Her writings include the book “Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines and Letters to a Young Artist.”

Thank you for your consideration and let’s make this dream happen.

Much love to everyone! –Danielle


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