Over and over couples say they want their Celebrant to be patient, compassionate, have organizational abilities, know how to write and speak beautifully, be trustworthy, have integrity and be diplomatic.
My experience embodies all of these qualities. I bring more than thirty years of experience offering a unique convergence of skills as a Celebrant, a published writer, university professor and theatre director and Artistic Director of VOICETheatre.
Since 1978, I have taught thousands of people from Broadway actors to CNN commentators how to use their speaking voices honestly and effectively. I have taught acting and voice in universities such as New York University, Williams College, Bowdoin College and in London at Middlesex University and at Mountview Academy, among many others. Since 1987, I have written, directed and producedtheatre in New York, London and Europe.
With each wedding that I write I draw upon my writing skills to crystallize your story, feelings and beliefs. My organizational skills as a theatre director combine with my teaching skills, creating an atmosphere of compassion. My vocal skills and command of language merge to beautifully express your heart, whether we are in front of three or three hundred guests.
I do not subscribe to any particular organized religion or philosophical group, although I consider myself a spiritual person.
Through my work in conflict resolution I deeply learned about patience, diplomacy and integrity and was awarded numerous grants from the European Commission, the British Council, and individuals such as Sir Edmund Rothschild.
In 1995, my husband Robert and I married in England we designed a one-of-a-kind intercultural ceremony filled with laughter and gratitude. The creation of our ceremony began my journey as a Celebrant.
You will find that I am fun to work with, interested and joyful about life. Robert and I now blissfully live in Woodstock, N.Y., and New York City where I was born.
At the core of my beliefs reside compassion and gratitude. I practice discernment rather than judgment. I honor and respect all beliefs and traditions: secular, religious and spiritual. I never use a ceremony as a platform to promote my personal beliefs but always strive to assist you in celebrating yours.