First of all, I'm totally channeling my mother in this picture. My facial expression, the way I'm holding her hands. Totally my mom. That said...
This woman, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is one of the coolest people ever! She's so friendly and present and down to earth! And a Princeton Latina! Que viva!
I got to perform for her at the Princeton Latino Alumni Conference held last month. In the photo, I'm sharing with her greetings from Professor Nancy Malkiel, a mentor of hers, who was also my thesis advisor. I found out that Sonia struggled early on at Princeton (as I did) and she went to Professor Malkiel for assistance (as I did). A pretty cool connection. :-)
On stage, I told the Justice that I had seen her graduation photo on a wall of famous Princeton graduates earlier that day and I had to tell her...she is easily the sexiest Princeton graduate ever! She got such a kick out of the comment, smiling and laughing!
I also had fun with Ted Cruz's twitter account. Cruz is a Latino Princeton graduate who was supposed to attend the conference but canceled at the last minute. So I tweeted him a photo of all of us from stage. HA! (I can't believe I tweeted Ted Cruz.)
But that was LAST month! Here's what's happening RIGHT NOW...
For the month of May, I am singing in a musical!
Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa is based on the 1897 play La Rondeby Arthur Schnitzler (also titled Reigen). It focuses on a series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th century. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1993, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele.
You can snag 50% off tickets only until Sunday! Code "hello50." Click on the pic to purchase tickets!
For the month of June, my comedy partner Joshua Silverstein and I will be premiering a NEW SHOW at the Hollywood Fringe Fest! Tickets go on sale May 1st! We really like the material that we've been writing and we can't wait to do an intimate late-night show for YOU! Click on the pic for dates and more info!