Last month I decided to put out an open invitation for guest bloggers on my blog –with no strict guidelines as to what to contribute. My blog has always been a touch of my personal discoveries, adventures, and essays and guides; Performing arts, music and behind-the-scene material has always been of interest to me and I’m proud to announce the five guest bloggers for the month of March. Each one will be publishing a post on their personally selected topic each Tuesday of the month, while I will maintain post every other Thursday. I’m beyond excited to have them on board and can’t wait for you to read what they have to say!
Drum roll please…
Melissa Alba is exactly 5′ feet tall, Melissa has a passion for Music that her other love, Writing, is unaware of. She loves fantasy books with a slight dash in romance, is a video gamer at heart, and has a first degree in black belt. Favorite authors include Paolo Coehlo, Brandon Sanderson, and Iris Johansen. She is also still in search of a Stargate.
Zillah Glory All cards on the table? (Formerly) lazy, a downright habitual self-saboteur, it took motivating others to bring walk-my-talk full circle. Actress, director, catapult, and stater of the obvious.
Elizabeth Nishea is a born-and-raised San Francisco girl passionate about all things artistic. She began as a classically-trained dancer with the San Francisco Ballet before exploring other avenues of performance. Her first feature film debut will be in the upcoming indie feature Yes, We’re Open with Lynn Chen, Parry Shen, and Tasi Alabastro, which debuts at this year’s San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Other recent credits include starring in Infinity & Chashu Ramen, “(UN)Spoken” – a 2011 International 48 Go Green Finalist, and “Thief in the Night” – a 2010 SF 48 Hour Film Project Audience Award winner. In her spare time, Elizabeth Nishea loves to practice yoga, eat yummy food, and enlist others to feed her people watching addiction.
Jeffrey Lo is a Bay Area based Filipino-American Playwright and Director. He is the founding artistic director of San Jose’s 06 Ensemble where he wrote and directed A Kind of Sad Love Story, Barcelona Love Song and The Chase. Other recent theater credits include serving as the assistant director for Superior Donuts, Snow Falling on Cedars, and The Pitmen Painters at TheatreWorks, The Last Romance at San Jose Rep, The Language Archive at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as various work on Turn of the Screw, Private Eyes, A Streetcar Named Desire, Sister Cities, Stones in His Pockets, Marvin’s Room and Cat’s Paw with Dragon Productions Theatre where he is the Artist-In-Residence. He is also the producer of the New Play Development Factory which highlights and develops the work of local Bay Area playwrights. Jeffrey received his BA in Theater and Literary Journalism from UC Irvine where he is the founding artistic director emeritus of The Pipeline Players.
Colin Hussey I am a San Francisco-based actor, photographer, graphic designer and sometimes writer, also managing the building where I live. I have a BA in Music from Holy Names College (now University) in Oakland, having once played an acoustic bass, now long sold. My interests and tastes are quite broad, so readers/listeners can expect a range of music from Ars Nova to indie Hip Hop. I’ll also weigh in on other relevant subjects, from time to time. I’m jazzed to join The Kreen of the Crop.
You can find them all here: http://kreenpananas.wordpress.com/guest-bloggers/