STILL STANDING

by Anita Hollander
blackbox theater
FEB 9-MAR 3/2019

STILL STANDING
written and performed by Anita Hollander

Anita Hollander lost her leg in 1977 to cancer. Still Standing details her story from diagnosis to the very moment of performance. Her leg will not grow back, but her mind and spirit and soul have grown to more than compensate. With songs, wit, understatement, great dollops of humor, but not a smidgen of self-pity, Hollander reaches out to every member of the audience.

 

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Heartland   Still Standing

Anita Hollander*

Playwright & Performer

Anita Hollander*

Playwright & Performer

Anita Hollander has performed throughout Europe, Asia & America, at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, London’s West End, NY Shakespeare Festival, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, and the White House. A Helen Hayes Award nominee & Back Stage Magazine Bistro Award Winner, she starred Off-Broadway in Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle (Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance Award nominee), Charles Mee’s Picasso’s Masterpiece (Gertrude Stein) and her original musical Still Standing (Audience Award, United Solo Festival – CD on iTunes). Stage roles include Ragtime (Emma), Fiddler (Golde), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche) and CATS (Grizabella). TV & Film appearances include Law & Order, OZ, The Sopranos, Gotham, All My ChildrenBBC’s From The EdgeHandsome Harryand Musical Chairs. She’s also danced with Infinity Dance Theatre & Heidi Latsky Dance. An alumna of the BMI and ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops, Anita has written music & lyrics for theatre companies in London, Boston & NY, including Boston’s own Urban Improv. A cancer survivor of 42 years, Anita serves as National Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities, working with Actors’ Equity and Broadway & Hollywood producers to gain more media inclusion of performers with disabilities.(www.anitahollander.com)

 

* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States