Storyteller & Arts Communicator

This is Me

Learn more about me and the curvy path that finally brought me back to writing full time. 

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Storyteller

Arts Communicator 

 

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Currently a Write-at-Home-Mom in Beijing for cool reasons that require multiple NDAs to explain, Cindy chronicles her life as a Trailing Spouse and Work-at-Home-Parent on her blog and Instagram. Her short story “The Keys in Her Lock” was published in Battle Demon Goddess’s anthology Demonic Household: See Owner’s Manual and she’s currently writing for two more anthologies to be published Fall of 2019. Her editorials and articles have been published at The Mary Sue, Theatre Communications Guild, The Clyde Fitch Report, The Mom Forum, No Proscenium, Dwarf+Giant ( a blog of The Last Bookstore), Better Lemons, Theatre @ Boston Court and more. She launched the Nook Real Estate blog and upgraded the copy for real estate listings, bios, presentations and social profile bios, among other duties as their Staff Writer.

On the theatrical side, Cindy has had short plays produced in 24 hour festivals; Dragon Compact, her retelling of Rapunzel, was part of Moving Arts’ Car Plays in the International RADAR LA 2010 Festival. Because of her play Voices From Chornobyl that was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of interviews, Cindy was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the UK Remember Chernobyl Conference. Voices toured throughout venues in Los Angeles to raise money for Chernobyl Children’s Charities from 2005-2010, when she also premiered the interactive children’s adaptation at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Her writing topics of specialty include moving with kids, working from home, DIY marketing, arts features, theatre critique, immersive experiences, the intersection of arts and parenting, fairy tale and mythology re-tellings, short memoir and relocation tips. (She can also guide you to the best beer available in Disney World .) 

Cindy recently ran workshops around Orlando to help people “Make it Work as a Work-at-Home-Parent,” including one hosted by the Orange County Public Library. Having spent over a decade in Los Angeles as a consultant for entrepreneurs and the arts, running workshops that used a highly organized and creative approach to help clients articulate their values and marketing plans; these included an NEA funded workshop series to elevate the digital marketing plans of local theaters. For five years she experimented in connecting audiences with arts they’d enjoy at the Hollywood Fringe Festival through live interviews, podcasts and a YouTube reviews show.

Formerly Communications Director at 24th ST TheatreWomen's Theatre Festival, she also served as Social Media Strategist for a number of companies in the arts and private producers. Cindy strategized social media communications for numerous non profits and community groups, including The MOMS Club of Conway (Orlando) and The LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative) where she also spearheaded #FringeFemmes, a way to highlight female lead Hollywood Fringe Festival productions to encourage more gender parity onstage. In 2018 she facilitated the @52playsbywomen movement that was created by Mythologist Laura Shamas.

Arts education has always been integral to her work, as the Director of Arts Education at Enrichment Works, Artistic Associate at The Antaeus Company and a DUI Theatre Program funded in part by the LA Department of Transportation.

Cindy is currently writing a series of Shakespeare adaptations for ages 0-5, a retelling of Hamlet from Horatio’s point-of-view, and two nonfiction books around making it work as a work-at-home parent while being a trailing spouse in the themed entertainment industry.

 

 

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