|Dan Kempson in A Streetcar named Desire at Townsend Opera|
This has been the worst kept "secret" of my life, but many of you know that I'm "retiring from the stage" after I finish out my gigs this season. I haven't done any auditions for about a year, allowing my calendar to run out. I'm doing this for a number of reasons, which range from the professional (wanting to impact the arts/entertainment industry in a way beyond performing) and the personal (I want to see my husband).I haven't said anything on Facebook because I didn't have the next step in place yet.His remaining calendar includes Marcello in Puccini's La bohème with Madison Opera from November 13-15, Constellations at the Neighborhood House in Philadelphia in December, Ping in Puccini's Turandot with the Pacific Symphony in February 2016 and Marcello with the Bangor Symphony in April.
But, today I got the call! Starting next fall, I'll be getting my MBA at Columbia Business School! I'm excited and scared in equal measure. And I'm very relieved that I will get to sleep in my own bed, live in the same city as Zach, and go to school in Morningside Heights, my old MSM stomping grounds.
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