I am now National Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities Committee (as well as Co-Chair of the New York Local PWD Committee). I'm also working with Actors Equity and the Broadway League to advocate for inclusion of Performers With Disabilities on Broadway and in regional theatre. I continue to be the Watchdog for PWDs in all media, and I've co-hosted the East Coast end of the NY/LA Media Access Task Force (a rare good hair day!). As a musical director, I have composed & performed new music for the Village Temple (NYC) and continue to conduct the marvelous Children's Choir there.
Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide For Life's Catastrophes, Winner of the 2012 United Solo Festival Audience Award, will go on tour in Florida October 13-17, 2014. If you're in the Tampa area, please contact the VSA Arts Office there and come see the show! http://vsafl.org
June 2014: Had the GREATEST time performing in POWER PLAYS with Theatre Breaking Through Barriers (www.tbtb.org). Among the 5 world premiere short plays by John Guare, David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Bruce Graham and Bekah Brunstetter, I had the ultimate pleasure of opening the show with Ms. Brunstetter's Murder, one of the funniest plays I've ever been lucky enough to premiere, especially Off Broadway (Harold Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC). I finally put my Carnegie Mellon stage-fighting certification to work (complete with blood capsules and hysterical choreography by David Brimmer). Fabulous fun and terrific reviews, including the NY Times. AND we've been invited to do this show in JAPAN in September, 2014!!!
"The actors approach the material with pluck and devotion, particularly Pamela Sabaugh and Anita Hollander. Ms. Sabaugh is legally blind; Ms. Hollander moves assertively on only one leg. Their fierce and funny knife fight is a treat." Read More
"The show opens with sparkling naturalism punctuated by violent fantasy in Bekah Brunstetter‘s Murder. Pamela Sabaugh andAnita Hollander have brilliant fun with the delicious dark humor of Brunstetter’s dialogue, in which at least half the meaning lies in the pauses and silences and interruptions." Read More
"As the seasoned author, Hollander relishes her quips and slaps, a welcome answer to the false modesty of Sabaugh’s newly successful author. Brunstetter has a light, yet searing finesse, and well-paced direction by Christina Roussos kicked the evening off with a bang." Read More
"I would have loved to have seen more of Anita Hollander, who played “Bridget” in Bekah Brunsetter’s Murder." Read More
"Pamela Sabaugh's Lonnie and Anita Hollander's Bridget are friends, but are now encountering a phase of competitive jealousy over their careers. The realistic dialogue is peppered with a few surreal moments that make it really enjoyable." Read More
October & December, 2013: I performed with Theatre Breaking Through Barriers at the United Nations. We performed two world premiere original shows, one of which included a song for which I composed the music: "Disabilitopia," a comic anthem for a mythical land of people with disabilities! It was live-streamed and you can view the video here:
December 2013: I was #6 on the Broadway World TOP TEN Performances of 2013 with my 3-legged Grizabella in CATS.
Read about it here.
You can view my other "love-letter" reviews on the Press page.
December 2013: This FABULOUS multi-cultural, site-specific production of Elmer Rice's play STREET SCENE I did ALSO made a top ten list of 2013 Theatrical Events in NYC. We did the show on 5th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A multi-racial, multi-ethnic cast of 35 took over the whole block and two brownstones, and about 500 hundred people filled the block for EACH performance of this mind-blowing event, which the NY Times featured. I am proud to have worked with this innovative company BRAVE NEW WORLD, and visionary director, Claire Beckman. It was an experience I am not likely to forget.
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!
NPR soundbyte - Please give a listen!
On the family front, daughter Holland Hamilton has been working with Village Playback Theatre, INTAR Theatre, and Tongue-In-Cheek Theatre, with whom she made her Off-Broadway debut in How I Learned To Drive. Beginning in fall, 2014 she will run a preschool program for 1 & 2-year-olds, adding her passion for education to her career life. Husband Paul continues to coordinate & co-host The Congregation, a NYC play reading group.