Traveling Literary Theater

Established in 2005.

Over 200 performances.

Dedicated to the craft of "characterization reading". All shows done in costume.

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Your Ghost Story

A Christmas Carol

Songs and Letters - WORLD WAR II

Ulysses S. Grant

World War II Era Studies

 

 

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Jazz Singer Maggie Worsdale

Career Highlights:

Opening act for Bob Hope and George Burns.

Lead singer for the jazz revue band SWEET WHISKEY                              

Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Dallas Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Chicago, Boston

The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point California, Amelia Island Florida, Boston, Half Moon Bay California, Pasadena California, Miami, Naples Florida, New Orleans, Palm Beach Florida, Phoenix, Sarasota Florida

The Plush Room in San Francisco

The Duplex Theater in NYC

The Petroleum Club in Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo, and Lubbock Texas

The Cinegrill in Hollywood

Channings in Edinburgh Scotland

Guest singer with THE DONCASTER ORCHESTRA in Doncaster England

Lead Singer for The Ked Parrock Orchestra Girl Singer with THE JAZZ PROTAGONISTS

Guest Singer for THE SPECTRUM JAZZ BAND in NYC

Birdland NYC

Guest singer for Les Brown and His Band Of Renown

Jazz'sAlive San Antonio, TX guest entertainer 2001

Guest Vocalist for The Williamsburg Consort - September 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Guest artist at the annual "Sinatra Birthday Bash" at The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ in 2009 and 2010

Guest Vocalist at the Gershwin Tribute Featuring Jon Faddis and John Colianni at THE COUNT BASIE THEATER in Red Bank, NJ in 2013. 

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A Revolutionary idea to honor women in Lambertville - Martha Washington

Residents from across the Garden State the gathered in a sectioned-off room at the historic Inn of the Hawke in Lambertville recently to discuss revolution — specifically women of the American Revolution.

 

A Love Letter From George Washington To Martha Washington

A Letter That Survived from George To Martha

Martha Washington destroyed all of her correspondence with her husband when he died in 1799. After years spent in the crush of public notoriety, it was about only thing in her private life she could control. Only three letters escaped the mass eradication, two of which were found beneath a desk drawer after her death. One of these surviving letters is a brief but achingly beautiful missive penned by her beloved Washington during the Revolutionary War:

Phila. June 23d 1775.

My dearest,

As I am within a few Minutes of leaving this City, I could not think of departing from it without dropping you a line; especially as I do not know whether it may be in my power to write again till I get to the Camp at Boston—I go fully trusting in that Providence, which has been more bountiful to me than I deserve, & in full confidence of a happy meeting with you sometime in the Fall—I have not time to add more, as I am surrounded with Company to take leave of me—I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time or distance can change, my best love to Jack & Nelly, & regard for the rest of the Family concludes me with the utmost truth & sincerity.

Your entire,

Go: Washington

This letter reveals an aspect of the man seldom seen in his daily correspondence: his heart, fully capable of expressing wholesale love. One tends to think of Washington as stoic and officious, incapable of a breadth of emotions. Here, he warmly mentions Martha’s son Jack and his wife Nelly and gives a nod of gratitude to the faithful care of the Almighty. Pressed for time, he signs the letter “Your entire George Washington”, words that display vulnerability, nuanced with passion. Perhaps the unknowns of this shaky experiment of liberty and the horrors of impending combat compelled the General to be transparent with his feelings – perhaps more so than he ever would have been.

Whatever the motivation, this note is one of few evidences we have of Martha and George Washington’s relationship – a love letter as romantic and tender today as it was in 1775.