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Petronia Paley

Petronia Paley, member of the League of Professional Theatre WomenActor, Director, Playwright, Teacher
New York, New York USA

Reading— A Love Story

I love reading—That solo escape into other times, countries, people, and events; time spent in solitude with the mind and imagination. A book adventure always rested at my bedside waiting the resumption of conversations and relationships after I sank into bed, adjusted my pillow and pulled up the covers. By night, I read novels. Mornings, I preferred the thoughts and prayers of swamis, gurus and spiritual masters, The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhamsa Yogananda being a favorite. Then the inevitable– as my life changed, so did my reading habits. I went from being a working professional actor to one who found I had to paddle my lifeboat faster and harder. I switched from my nocturnal reading pleasure to the daytime study of acting matters: how to teach it and/or what others thought, pondered or recommended about it. After all that due diligence, didn’t I deserve my day’s end reward, but my eyes demanded relief and rest. Elysium was discovered in audio books which seemed a logical choice, being an avid radio listener– the joy having begun as a child while listening to radio soap operas with my grandmother and Sunday sermons with my grandfather. In the serenity of darkness, I rediscovered the beloved Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which I’d reread at least twice and watched several film versions. Still– I knew that this time Anna would have a happy ending, that she wouldn’t be punished for loving too deeply, that she’d be saved from her impulsivity. The love story genre sweeps us into dangerous and delicious territories of mind, body and spirit. It’s art imitating life: a cautionary tale of the results of loving unwisely. James Baldwin’s Another County is a cautionary tale, a blistering and brutal exploration of love and hate. He writes, “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” Reading the penning of others allows me to take off my mask, to be in the moment, to imagine that perhaps I too can aspire to that illuminated height of writing.

Petronia Paley Playwright: On the Way To Timbuktu (performed) EST (Audelco Award). Actor: Trojan Women, Shakespeare Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination), Classical Theatre of Harlem, Electra (Audelco). TV: Guiding Light, Another World. Directing: Munched SugarValley Theatricals, Antony and Cleopatra TWAS Productions, Kernel of Sanity N FT. Founder of I the Actor. www.itheactor.com, www.onthewaytotimbuktu.com

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Week in Review, May 14 – 20, 2012


LPTW’s Blog30 was created to highlight the diversity, passion and brilliance of the individual members of the League of Professional Theatre Women in celebration of the organization’s 30th Anniversary. Every Sunday, the women featured in the previous six days, as well as three others from our first two months, receive a little more attention, a second chance for readers to learn about them. Sunday is often a day for reflection, offering the opportunity to catch up on the previous week’s activities. Now, the Week in Review gives our readers the opportunity to experience a week’s entries in one easy sitting. We hope you enjoy the latest addition to Blog30.

To live a long, happy, healthy, creative life and spend quality time with my family and friends and live a regret-free life. I’d also love to find time to organize all of my photos… – Stephanie Klapper, May 14

Not much of a drinker – but, sadly, I never turn down a chip or a cheese doodle.  – Elaine Smith, May 15

I never look for inspiration, it just happens. – Pat Addiss, May 16

I am writing a screenplay about horses and there is something extraordinary that happens when writing in the presence of horses who live in a world that is basically silent. – Sandra Nordgren, May 17

What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?  Plays by dead white men. – Martha Richards, May 18

From Stoppard’s Arcadia I learned what life was all about. – Wendy Barrie-Wilson, May 19

From the Archives:
The more I discovered about Edmonia the deeper my understanding became of myself as a woman and as an artist. – Michael angel Johnson, February 2

A book adventure always rested at my bedside waiting the resumption of conversations and relationships after I sank into bed, adjusted my pillow and pulled up the covers.  – Petronia Paley, February 7

The Lady Bird Grove is a remarkable circular, wheelchair-friendly hike that provides the visitor with gorgeous redwoods – many of which are twinned or triplets – that you can walk around, stand under, and marvel at. – Hilary Adams, February 14


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Blog30 Launches!
Introducing Team Blog30
Taking Memorial Day Weekend off
Summer Hiatus
Blog30 is Back!

Alexa Kelly
Alexis Greene
Alice Reagan
Alisa Matlovsky
Alix Claps
Amanda Pekoe
Amy Stoller
Andrea Caban
Andrea Kuchlewska
Angelica Page
Angelina Fiordellisi
Anna Nugent
Anne Dunning
Anne Hamilton
Anne Phelan
Anne Stewart FitzRoy, CPA
Antoinette LaVecchia
Asmaa Yehia Eltaher

Barb Kielhofer
Billie Allen

Cara Reichel
Caridad Svich
Carol K. Mack
Carolyn Feleppa Balducci
Catherine Gropper
Catherine Porter
Catherine Schreiber
Cecilia Copeland
chandra thomas
Chelsea Silverman
Cheryl L. Davis
Chiori Miyagawa
Cindy Cooper (Cynthia L. Cooper)

Deborah Asiimwe
DeVida Jenkins
Dorothy Leeds

Edie Cowan
Elaine Smith
Elizabeth Hess
Elizabeth Ireland McCann
Elsa Rael
Enid Futterman

Gabriele Schafer
Gail Kriegel
Georganne Aldrich Heller
Gerda Stevenson
Ginny Louloudes
Glenda Frank
Gwynn MacDonald

Harriet Slaughter
Helen E. Richardson
Helen Stern
Hilary Adams

Jacki Barlia Florin
Jennifer Lane Bustance
Jenny Lyn Bader
Jessica Litwak
Jessi D. Hill
Jill BC Du Boff
Joan D. Firestone
Joanne Pottlitzer
Joyce Liao
Joyce Maio
Judith Binus
Julia Miles
Julia Pascal
Julie Carpenter Sylvester
June Rachelson-Ospa

Karin de la Penha
Katie Pearl
Katrin Hilbe
Kristin Marting
KS Stevens
Kyle Blumenthal

Lanie Zipoy
Laura Annawyn Shamas
Laura Caparrotti
Lauren Yarger
Laurie James
Lenore DeKoven
Linda Chapman
Lisa Rothe
Lorca Peress
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Lucy Wang
Lynne Rogers

Mahayana (Yana) Landowne
Manda Martin
Marcina Zaccaria
Marcy Arlin
Margaret Fofonoff
Margery Klain
Marie Ann Chenevey
Mari Lyn Henry
Marion Simon
Martha Richards
Maxine Kern
Melanie Sutherland
Melba LaRose
Melody Brooks
Michael angel Johnson
Michele Volansky (PhD)
Michelle Haines
Mira J Spektor
Mũmbi Kaigwa

Nancy Ford
Natasha Lee Martin

Olga de la Fuente
Orietta Crispino

Pamela Golinski
Pat Addiss
Paula D’Alessandris
Paula Ewin
Paula McFetridge
Penny Jackson
Penny Landau
Petronia Paley

Regina Gatti
Richarda Abrams
Roberta Levitow
Robin Rice Lichtig
Robin Rothstein
Romy Nordlinger
Ruth Margraff
Ruth Mayleas

Sandi Durell
Sandra M. Bloom
Sandra Nordgren
Saviana Stanescu
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
Sheila Speller
Sheilah Rae
Shellen Lubin
Sherry Eaker
Shirley Lauro
Sondra Gorney
Sophia Romma
Stephanie Klapper
Sue Bartelt
Susan Bernfield
Susan Jonas
Susan Laubach
Susan Wallack

Talia Pura
Theresa Giacopasi
Tisa Chang
Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D.
Tricia McDermott

Valentina Fratti
Vanda

Wendy Barrie-Wilson

Yvette Heyliger

Zanne Hall
Zoe (Corell) Kaplan

Week in Review, February 27 – March 4, 2012
Week in Review, March 5 – 11, 2012
Week in Review, March 12 – 18, 2012
Week in Review, March 19 – 25, 2012
Week in Review, March 26 – April 1, 2012
Week in Review, April 2 – 8, 2012
Week in Review, April 9 – 15, 2012
Week in Review, April 16 – 22, 2012
Week in Review, April 23 – 29, 2012
Week in Review, April 30 – May 6, 2012
Week in Review, May 7 – 13, 2012
Week in Review, May 14 – 20, 2012
Week in Review, May 21 – 27, 2012
Week in Review, May 28 – June 3, 2012
Week in Review, June 4 – 10, 2012
From the Archives
Week in Review, February 18 – 22, 2013
Week in Review, February 25 – March 2, 2013

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