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Episode 1 - Stairwell Teatro Madrid Starbucks

Updated: May 8, 2020

Introducing my new Shelter In Place Project, The Stairwell Teatro Series.

We hear and read it everywhere. Quedate en casa, stay home, shelter in place. The Covid-19 Pandemic has most of the nation hunkered down, and that’s exactly where we need to stay for as long as necessary to protect the lives of our loved ones, and our entire planet. This pandemic is taking a huge toll, and it is falling more heavily among the African American and Latino communities. The racial disparities that define our lives and opportunities are right before our eyes, and we must stare right back at them, and do everything in our power to address these inequities.

Our deepest gratitude to all the essential workers who are out there providing medical care, harvesting our food, stocking store shelves, and delivering mail and packages of all sorts. They are risking their lives for us. Show your appreciation in whatever ways you can -- tipping generously and above all extending kindness and courtesy to these dedicated workers. Super important that you stay home if you are not an essential worker. Por Favor. And if you must go out, wear your mask and gloves and keep your physical distance.

I look forward to being back on stage, quien sabe cuando, whenever the theaters open up again. In the meantime, I will be sharing short video clips (under 5 minutes) from my very own performance venue: The Stairwell Theater at my home in Northern California. These will be stories and vignettes about names, but they are much more than that. These stories are about othering and belonging, and showing respect to each other. Click below and have a look.Let me know what you think.

I’d love to hear your name stories and with your permission I might share them with my viewers. You can write to me at Or you can subscribe to my blog on my website,

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