Monday, August 31, 2009

Totally Featuring Kimleigh Smith Directed by Paula Killen

A Review by Andrea R. Garrison - onlinewithandrea

Totally the one woman show written and performed by Kimleigh Smith is excellent. Knowing the subject matter (being gang raped in college) before witnessing her incredible performance at the Teatro La Tea Theater in New York City, I had anticipated feeling a bit somber about it. Actually after seeing this play I was amazed at the range of emotions that I experienced while watching this totally awesome performance. Kimleigh is a fantastic writer, a wonderful story teller, a great singer, dancer and an amazing actress. If you wait to meet her after the show you will find her to be an extremely warm, beautiful, genuine person with a lot of energy, heart and spirit. I suggest you take the time to experience Totally. You will be totally entertained, totally impressed and totally moved. She will make you laugh, cry and totally cheer her on as she makes this inspiring transformation from being broken to being whole again. Totally should be on every college campus as well as every major theater in every major city including Broadway in NYC. For more information on Totally and Kimleigh Smith please visit her website Also learn more about Kimleigh in the onlinewithandrea interview. Thank you for staying connected to onlinewithandrea!!!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Punctured Hope Sheds Light

A Review by Andrea R. Garrison

Punctured Hope a Toronto Pictures release by Director Bruno Pischiutta and Executive Producer Daria Trifu takes place in Ghana. It is a true story about Trokosi and a young girl’s slavery in today’s West Africa that includes genital mutilation and sexual abuse. Belinda Siamey who plays Edinam gives an incredible performance in this heart wrenching true story that is simply done yet compelling and memorable. There is something to be said for an incredible story and the beauty of simplicity. Bruno has managed the art of taking a complex, subject and presenting it tastefully, simply with sensitivity. The moon has a special significance in terms of the luminance that it brings to the darkness throughout the film. Punctured Hope is an excellent film that sheds light on a topic that is so often buried yet it continues. I highly recommend that you take the time to see Punctured Hope and I promise that the end is worth waiting for. It is moving and unforgettable. Listen to my interview with Bruno and Daria to get the inside scoop on the making of Punctured Hope and the latest from Toronto Pictures. (c) 2009 all rights reserved.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stay Connected to Online With Andrea!!!

Thank you for being a part of my growing audience tuning in to explore various topics. I always strive for perfection and most of the time I fall short due to some human factors and sometimes technical difficulties. Our programs are perfectly imperfect as I am but that is okay because my goal is to keep them real, varied, filled with a lot of heart, spirit and information. I am a work in progress and so are my programs. Thank you for taking the time to experience the journey. There are so many things to explore and so much to talk about. My guests are amazing because of the special stories they have to share. I do enjoy sharing their stories with you. I trust that you are enjoying this perfectly imperfect journey as much as I am!!! Thank you for staying connected to onlinewithandrea!!!

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