As National Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities Committee, I'm proud to have chaired a successful meeting of the AMPTP/PWD Task Force in Hollywood, which generated more PWD auditions this TV pilot season. I'm also working with Actors Equity & 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, as well as the NY/LA Media Access Task Force. As a musical director, I have composed & performed new music for the Village Temple (NYC) and continue to conduct the marvelous Children's Choir.
Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide For Life's Catastrophes, Winner of the United Solo Festival Audience Award, will be presented at Performing Arts Studio West in Ingelwood, CA on May 23, 2015click here and Cape May Stage (NJ) on September 28, 2015. Come see the show down the shore !
October 2014: Florida tour of Still Standing included the University of Tampa Oval Theatre, Moffitt Cancer Center and two VA hospitals, one of which, Bay Pines in St. Pete, gave me a lovely award. What a great audience they were!
March 2015: I performed excerpts of the show at the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival Comedy Night in NYC, where I got to hang out with my wonderful friend & PWD committee member, RJ Mitte (who starred in the TV series Breaking Bad).
September 2014: Had the GREATEST time performing POWER PLAYS with Theatre Breaking Through Barriers IN JAPAN at the Bird Theatre Festival, where I also gave a Voice/Movement workshop with the marvelous Satoshi Haga. In the show, I got to repeat my performance of Bekah Brunstetter's wildly funny Murder, having premiered it in June Off Broadway (as well as a David Henry Hwang take on Wizard of Oz!). I finally put my Carnegie Mellon stage-fighting certification to work (complete with blood capsules and hysterical choreography by David Brimmer). You can view the original terrific reviews, including the NY Times, on the Press page.
"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
Spring 2015: The movie MUSICAL CHAIRS, in which I have a memorable scene, has been making its way around film festivals and is now available in DVD onamazon.com as well as HBO On Demand. It's truly a fabulous film which features Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Auti Angel (Push Girls), Priscilla Lopez, and the adorable EJ Bonilla.
November 2014: I had the very good fortune of recording original work in Paris with the brilliant, multi-talented Romain Rachline, a world class dancer, singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and engineer, in short a true artist. In the studio we collaborated on an English translation of one of his French songs as well as arranging one of my own Hebrew compositions. Definitely an international experience! My generous host was Marielle Rachline, musical/literary therapist of the soul.
April 2015: Keep an eye out for Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich's documentary film SING THE BODY in which I am featured, both singing and talking about my career as a 1-legged performer in NYC. We had a blast shooting it! Such generous, talented and intelligent young artists!
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!
NPR soundbyte - Please give a listen!
…and we continue as STAR WALKERS in May 2015!
On the family front, daughter Holland Hamilton is (1) performing with Village Playback Theatre, (2) running a program for 1 and 2-year-olds at 43rd Street Kids Preschool, (3) teaching Acting & Voice for 3rd and 4th graders at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and (4) being an on-site manager at Manhattan Plaza Health Club in her spare time! Husband Paul Hamilton continues to coordinate & co-host The Congregation, a NYC play reading group.