The Fairy Princess woke up this past Friday to find herself on a “little list‘ put together by –  she was totally flattered to be on the list of “useful” women in theater who utilize social media.


Who would not want to be any list that included Kate Shindle (@AEAPresident), Jennifer Ashley Tepper (@JenAshTep), The League of Professional Women in Theater (@LPTWomen), Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc), Lia Chang (@LiaChang), Sydney Lucas (@SydneyLucasNYC), The Kilroys (@TheKilroys13), The Interval (@TheIntervalNY), and from the UK, West End Wilma (@WestEndWilma) ?

Certainly not TFP – she totes wants to be on that list, and she thanks the…ummm…The Playbill.


One likes to be thought of as ‘useful’,


must be America’s Puritan Work Ethic trickle down…but TFP certainly enjoyed being included.


Many thanks to Laura Heywood aka @BroadwayGirlNYC and Cary Purcell aka @PlaybillCarey for reading what TFP wrote, and thinking that it mattered to not just API Theater lovers, but to the community in general.


One often imagines that one’s writing is sent out to the Universe and gets left in the ether for aliens to come and find it – they would find it and and then decide it was good that they came in and took over since we cannot quite get it together here on this planet.


It was honestly thrilling to wake up and see oneself tagged by Playbill in an article, and in such a nice way.


This is perhaps the first blog post by TFP where she did not have to tell someone to Kiss Her Fan Tan Fannie at the end of it, and that in itself is a remarkable thing – since TFP usually has to be ironically enraged to do so…mayhap this will lead to a kinder, gentler TFP?


Probably not.

Lest one thinks that TFP was the only API on the list, TFP was very happy to note that the lovely Lia Chang, @LiaChang,


was lauded for her consistently excellent work, and this was an even bigger example of how the face of theater in New York and around the country is changing.

Heck, it was even picked up by AsAmNews – wow!

A sincere thanks to Playbill for noticing TFP‘s blog and for the encouragement….


TFP wakes up every day hoping she will not have to be quite as useful…but until that day comes – she will soldier on!


Also HAPPY OPENING to the play, WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE being produced by The Finborough Theatre in London – it looks like a wonderful piece and it also gives TFP hope that things will continue to change.



TFP out.

Happily out, which is odd, but out nonetheless.

Have a great week Y’all!