Here is this week's installment of my Stairwell Teatro. I still shake my head when I think back to this incident with Shelly, the receptionist in the office. I mentioned what had happened to the senior partner I worked with, and he insisted on speaking to HR about this. I didn't want Shelly penalized; just informed that her comments were inappropriate. I had a good relationship with Shelly, and whether she got it or not, I don't know. The issue never came up again.
Several of you have emailed or called me to share your name stories, and they are so good. Thanks so much, and by all means, keep them coming. I can be reached at email@example.com.
I'm finally home after almost two weeks away (Nashville and San Antonio). And I'm pleased to participate in a few Zoom events in October for the last two weeks of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Typically, I perform two or three short scenes from my play, followed by a panel discussion with two or three employees within the organization. These events are open to all employees, and it's genuinely heartwarming to see how folks relate to the conversation regardless of their ethnic/racial identity or gender orientation. The issue of names and how we show respect is quite engaging, and these presentations play equally well at financial services firms, research institutions, and non-profits.
My next live show will be at Arizona State University (ASU) on December 10th. Please help spread the word if you know people in the Phoenix area. Tickets and more info here.
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