From Beverly Van Pelt:
"I'm thrilled to be working with my husband, Patrick R. Golden, in many creative projects including Audio Narration, Acting together on Stage, and as Playwright Partners. Bringing creative work to the forefront of our lives has enhanced our relationship and given voice to our Romantic hearts.
"We have recently restructured our office to better accommodate our professional recording needs. Patrick brings his years of experience as a music professional to design a recording studio for our Audio Narration work and music recording. As voice actors and producers, we are able to extend our offerings with music and sound effects.
"Having just come off of the recent Paper Wing Theatre's production of Salome, Patrick and I have once again been cast together in a play set to open in December. And once again, I will be the Costume Designer. The announcement will be forth-coming in the next week or so...
Also happening right now, Patrick has completed his LA Noir adaptation of "The King in Yellow". As I read I read through it, I can't help but admire his organic sense of sardonic humor and attention to detail. Even the detail in his stage direction fills one with the understanding of the surreal and grotesque world of the characters.
"What's next for "The King in Yellow"? Well, I'm nearly finished with the proof reading, and Koly Bride, owner and Producer from Paper Wing Theatre is anxiously awaiting the first read. From there, we hope to be invited to the Paper Wing Fremont "Read Thru" series - a series of public readings of new and unproduced manuscripts - that serves as a focus group for the script. These are exciting times for both of us.
"In many ways, we are just coming into own... together. These joint projects are still primarily individual productions - with help and support from the other. And we see, more and more, how all of our projects interweave into a continuously artistic lifestyle. Individually, we still have our separate interests as well -- Patrick with his music career and graphic design work, and me with my costume / fashion designs and Foodie focus -- making for a much more satisfying daily life when all of these comes together.
"I never knew how great life could be until I banished fear from my creative conscience, and that was, in large part, inspired by Patrick and our son. Our pre-teen baby boy said to me, 'Just relax, Mom! You've been practicing your whole life for this. Enjoy it!" Out of the mouth of babes, eh?! Well, suffice it to say, we're all having a great time putting ourselves out there, following our dreams, having faith, accepting belief, loving each other, and changing the world from within."
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This is an amazing leather coat! How cool that would be to wear it down the streets of San Francisco… or even London!
“Not all Vampires disintegrate in the sun!” Beverly Van Pelt – The Gothic Gourmet with her bottle of Vampire Wine. Photo from April 25, 2010.
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The Monterey Bay Youth Football League is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness theme at the Steinbeck Cub’s Homecoming day on October 2, 2011. Come out to watch excellent football and support a great cause! MUNICIPAL STADIUM 175 Maryal Dr, Salinas, CA 93906
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Standing still, Jumping to the moon!
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