It’s always nice to get a little interest from a splashy city paper, and I’m always happy to share some background & perspective on what it is I’m about and have been doing all this time.
To learn a bit about my “story” (as they put it)—potentially more than you’d ever want to know—start below, click to continue at VoyageLA, and I hope you enjoy this little slice of my life. Thanks for reading!
Hi Lorraine, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My backstory starts in Illinois as one of a large, rowdy family of very creative people who immigrated from Chicago to the hills, lakes, and farms of the northern part of the state. My mother set the stage as someone who reveled in style and design, whether her “going out” ensembles, the clothes she made for our baby dolls, or how she put the living room together. She had music playing throughout most days, loved to dance, and no one appreciated theater and performance events more than she did. Happily, she found a good partner in my father, an avid reader and writer who not only loved music and live theater as well, but infused our childhoods with musical soundtracks, play readings, and books of every kind. It was almost a foregone conclusion that we eleven children would emerge driven by creative impulses. We all were, in one way or another…
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