Living in the Light of Your Own Spirit: Anita Hollander’s Journey into the Rapture of Being Alive
In this week’s episode Susan talks with actress, singer, and writer Anita Hollander about the loss of her leg in young adulthood to cancer and the journey that followed: the extraordinary lengths we have to go to and the heroic healing we undertake when we lose fundamental pieces of ourselves.
Meet This Episode's Guest
Anita Hollander has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Russia & 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, Charles Mee’s Picasso’s Masterpiece (Gertrude Stein) and her original solo 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, All My Children, BBC’s From The Edge, Handsome Harry and Musical Chairs. She’s also danced with Infinity Dance Theatre & Heidi Latsky Dance. An alum of the BMI and ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops, Anita has written music & lyrics for theatre companies in London, Boston & NY, such as Brave New World Rep Co (Brooklyn) and Urban Improv (Boston). Her new original solo musical Spectacular Falls is receiving its World Premiere this fall Off-Broadway. A cancer survivor of 42 years, Anita serves as National Chair of SAG-AFTRA Performers With Disabilities, working with Actors’ Equity, Broadway League and AMPTP to gain more media inclusion of performers with disabilities.