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A Rainbow of Emotions: Linda Glick on the Universality of Singing

“We are all teachers and students of this classroom of life” says Linda Glick, a singer and voice coach who resonates and emanates love in all that she does.

Listen in to her and Susan as they discuss the power and vulnerability of singing and the grace of learning through love.


Meet This Episode's Guest

Linda Glick

LINDA GLICK is a NYC born and bred actress and singer, with extensive credits in TV, Film and Theatre.

Recent TV and Film favorites: “The Incredible Jessica James”, (Sundance, Netflix), Dir. Jim Strouse, “Too Big To Fail”, HBO (Nancy Pelosi) Dir. Curtis Hanson, “W.E.”, Dir. Madonna.

Theatre roles include: two Regional productions of “Funny Girl” (Mrs. Brice), Hannah (Spitfire Grill), NYC, FringeNYC, “The Lyons” (Rita Lyons) NYC.

Linda has been so fortunate over the years to work with the very best teachers and coaches imaginable. Her gratitude list includes acting teachers: Larry Moss, icon Stella Adler, Neighborhood Playhouse. Voice and Vocal Production: Patsy Rodenburg, Andrea Haring, Andrew Byrne. TV and Film: Tim Phillips

Born and raised an only child in Forest Hills, Queens, Linda had 2 wishes: to get a pony up to her 6th floor apt and to become an actress and singer.

She was accepted and trained at Julliard Prep School when she was in Junior High School, chaperoned there and back by her father. She had the leads in school and camp productions, notably as Sarah in “Guys and Dolls” and then, a few years later, as Adelaide. She auditioned and was invited to join the Sonneteers, an a capella group at Skidmore College, but chose to return to NYC and complete her studies at Columbia University (B.A., M.S.).

Her parents were old school and somewhat less than supportive of a career in Show Business. Linda taught French and Spanish in NYC, while singing at night in the small supper clubs and night spots, where she built up a large and loyal following. Her acts always included songs in French and Spanish.

Her break came from two European fans, who backed her and off she went…first stop: Surinam, South America! Then on to Rainbow and Stars, followed by most of the top NYC supper clubs, including a solo show: KALEIDOSCOPE at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below (11/15), TEACH ME TONIGHT (Part 1 and 2) at Pangea Supper Club, NYC.

 
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She has appeared in One Woman shows and Concerts throughout the country and internationally, most recently at The Crazy Coqs; Live at Zedel in London, 8/18.

 The next step was a move into TV and Film appearances.

Linda also coaches Voice and Vocal Production to actors, singers, dancers and those in the Corporate sector individually and in Workshops.

She is the author of Online articles: “How to Preserve Your Voice” and “How to Deal with Stage Fright” and has added a new hat to wear: Cabaret Director (“Balancing Act: Susan Lambert, Don’t Tell Mama 2016).

Linda is the quintessential Upper West Side New Yorker. The newest addition to her family: IZZY, an adorable mini Bernadoodle puppy from Ohio, cherished by all except FeeBee, the 15 year old presiding resident feline. Oh, and husband Len, a screenwriter.

Proud member AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Women in Film and TV, FAB Women.

Weaving a Magic Life with Elisa Pupko

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Treasure Trunk Theater sounds like a place you want to go ~ even if you aren’t a kid. And by the way ~ when was the last time you read The Ugly Duckling - a story that teaches empathy and compassion?

This is but one of the myriad ways Elisa uses the theatrical arts in a space where kids run around and play - all the while learning communication, teamwork, confidence, empathy and compassion!

Started in a rented yoga studio and now with a permanent home in Brooklyn, Elisa lets us in on her success in combining her love of acting and her love of teaching kids ~ and how she juggles being the CEO of a growing company, the mother of a seven month old and the loving partner in a committed marriage. “Excitement helps with mental energy!”


Meet This Episode's Guest

Elisa Pupko

Elisa Pupko is a New York City actress who was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She was bitten by the acting bug in elementary school when an ambitious drama teacher put on a production of Hamlet and cast her as the guard Bernardo. Elisa continued performing through school and quickly fell in love with musical theatre. Receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from the University of Washington, Elisa studied dance, voice, and women's studies. After college, Elisa landed a full-time acting job in Seattle's Taproot Theatre, where she performed plays on social issues for children around Washington State. 

Since moving to NYC in 2007, Elisa has been performing both on stage and camera. Notable New York and regional credits include "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at East Lynne Theatre, "The Crucible" at The Gallery Players, "The Children's Hour" at Astoria Performing Arts Center, as well as originating roles in several new musicals including "Vamped" with Left Hip Productions and "A Wonderland" at The Ice Factory Festival

Elisa has also appeared in several College Humor sketches, videos for Howcast Media, and as a host for About.com

In 2012, Elisa founded "Treasure Trunk Theatre" which combined her love for theatre and her passion for working with children. Treasure Trunk Theatre is a nurturing place for children to develop and expand their creative energies while learning valuable skills in communication, teamwork, confidence, and compassion.  Through the theatrical arts, children will learn to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to express themselves and be connected with the world around them.

When not performing, Elisa can be found in coffee shops, traveling the world, or walking her super photogenic dog, Zoka. 

 
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