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News-ishness
January, 2018
  • Day Job Gigs: - I'm currently on sabbatical from day job gigs, caring for elder relatives and going back to school for IT Network Administration and cybersecurity training at a local uni.

    My last IT gig was as off-shift tech support for the test labs for a large software company in Redmond. And, I do still get an invitations to do occasional freelance testing (of apps and web sites) via uTest.com, although I've been on hold with that to focus on school, as well.

  • Acting projects: - My current schedule doesn't allow for fully-staged theatre projects, and hasn't for awhile. I'm keeping my acting chops from getting terribly rusty in other ways, such as table readings and staged readings of new scripts for playwright and screenwriter groups.

    And the occasional Meisner Play Date at a local acting studio. Those are great fun.

    Last year, before I started back to school, I had a delightful gig reading historical monologues in assisted living venues. I got to research and portray Lizzie Orway, the eldest Mercer Girl who emigrated to Seattle in the late 1800s, from working in the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, just a few miles away from her contemporaries the Alcott family, whom I'd researched heavily when playing Marmee in Little Women years ago. And, as luck would have it, I happened to visit family in Albuquerque, NM. We visited the Harvey House Museum near there, and learned about another venue for women to make a decent living in days gone by. Fascinating stories in all of the above!

  • Music Projects: Again, on sabbatical from most projects, except for singing in church choir and whatnot. Which is fabulous training for making a person brave and crazy. There is nothing like a performance with little or no rehearsal to make you less perfectionist about rehearsing, and more interested in learning all the new tools to help you practice unfamiliar songs on your own.

    Otherwise, I'm trying to carve out some time to learn a few new popular tunes to sing with my guitar. I did get a busker's permit this year, but still need to carve out a few opportunities to use it.

  • Web Site Updates: What's in progress with this web site Dr. Ice and Dana's WWW Home Pages

  • Writing Projects: I'm pondering where to go with some concepts I've been working on since completing the Screenwriting Certificate Program at the UW. For the time being, while I have very little free time, those stories are just one fabulous way to de-stress when life gets chaotic. :) I met some great people through the screenwriting program, and we've inspired each other with challenges and projects since classes ended.

  • Other Projects: Projects outside of art are basic technical support for the block watch team in my neighborhood, and for my aging relatives and their needs, including a concurrent effort in all branches of my family, including my in-laws, to study family trees, history, genealogy, and build timelines of family stories. These two projects are very fulfilling, are very engaging for even family members with dementia , Alzheimer's Disease and other health problems. Working on timelines for real people's lives, and discovering relatives that we never knew existed, it's very exciting for everyone. These adventures are also feeding a large number of story ideas for new writing projects. Good times! And some very compelling stories!
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July 2018 - Fresh Skills, Fresh Code
  • I've just taken a refresher course in web dev, so I'll be attempting to apply new skills to the design of both this site and the Dr. Ice Hotlists. I'll start with a content sweep, then move to converting things from HTML 4 to HTML 5. We'll see how that goes, eh? :)

  • I'm taking suggestions for revisions for any page on Dana Rice's WWW Home and the Dr. Ice's Hotlists web sites. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions, especially for the business job-finding resources page, the HTML and web dev page, the acting and music resources, and so on.

  • New people on the "Which Dana Rice Are You Looking For?" page - I'm revising this page again, which is a sharing of my domain names with other people with my name. - to add a few more Dana Rices to the directory - including my friend the firefighter/poet in Tennessee, a wonderful singer in Georgia, and a cinematographer in L.A. who once shared my IMDb record for a few months, years ago. :-}

  • I'm also getting a bunch of links together from friends to update my bookmarks for the acting scene in L.A.: Crash Course on the L.A. Acting Scene and in Seattle: Seattle Area Acting Hotlines and Dr. Ice's Theatre & Film Industry Hotlist





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Dana's On Twitter (And Playing with Twitter Widgets! Woo-hoo!)


June 15, 2009
Twitter icon I'm on Twitter! It took a few days to get used to, and it really didn't seem to make much sense for awhile, but I _so_ get it now, and I have two new accounts. One, I'm using for my statuses: DanaRiceActor, and the other I'm using for more geekly and testing stuff: Ricinezsurf.

I had to chuckle, one of the first "people" to start "following" me was "Gov. Schwarzenneger". I took a day off from Twitter to contemplate the implications of that. ::brain frizzles::

And, by the way, there is also a Dana Rice account on Twitter, that's not me. Although, I am "following" it because some of my friends have found them by mistake. I only tweet a status once every few weeks or so, but I now have it hooked up to feed my statuses on Facebook, ReverbNation and MySpace.

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Dana's Events Mailing List




If you aren't already on my email show notice list, and you'd like me to contact you when I'm in plays or musical projects, I can do that! I have email lists, I have a phone, it's all good. Just let me know how you'd like to be notified. Call me or email me at dana@danarice.net and say, "Please put me on your mailing list!", or some such thing. You can also just mention it the next time I see you, eh? Don't forget! And don't forget to tell me about your artistic endeavours, too!

I have now have a Mailing List and a Street Team on ReverbNation. If you'd like to receive notices of my performances (mailing list) or help promote them (street team) or both, please sign up in the widget below, or just email me at dana@danarice.net with the contact info of your choice.





Thanks to everyone who's been sending me their news about artistic endeavours, and thanks also to all who use my show notices as an excuse to catch up! I love that!

Peace, dear ones.

- Dana




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Song Lyrics & Other Writing
A special thanks to those of you who've asked for the lyrics to my original tunes. They are now on my Writing Collection web site, along with some other of my writing stuff: Dana's Writing Collection And thank you very much for asking! I hope to get some more songs written one of these days!

More Theatre Info and The Dr. Ice Hotlists Site
If you're a Seattle-area theatre person, you might find my Seattle Area Theatre/Film Hotlines page useful: http://www.danarice.net/theatre/hotlines.html. You might also enjoy perusing the Dr. Ice Hotlist of Theatre Links: http://www.danarice.net/theatre/

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