I'm really digging this new video series the NYT is running. Called 'In Performance', it's stripped down closeups of actors performing monologues and songs from shows that are currently running in New York (or at least they were when the video was made). Some recent additions are Tina Packer with an excerpt from her Shakespeare's Women, and a number from Hands on a Hardbody. There's about 20 videos up at this point, all are brief, and it's a cool way to get a glimpse of a new performer, a new piece of writing or music, without paying for a plane ticket.
One of my favorites is Elizabeth Marvel's monologue from Picnic, but you can find all of them here.
And in what's Valerie up to news: I'm playing a Fury in a reading at Symmetry Theatre on 4/21 of Carol Lashof's Just Deserts. Info here. Also, I'm super excited to be playing the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of Steven King's Big Driver. This film is currently doing some pre-production fundraising, and you can find more about it here.