Several months ago, I decided I wanted to do podcast readings of my book, Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece, to coincide with the re-release of the book with its new cover. (November 2009) The new cover, I'm so very pleased to report, features more book blurbs by several writers whom I admire very much, a number of rather lovely print reviews, and an award seal from USA Book News. It was because of all these wonderful additions that I thought I needed to do something just a little bit different than the usual author recordings, to celebrate the book's re-release. And so I asked three extraordinary actors if they would participated in this project with me. I'd like to tell you a bit about each of them:
Gaetano Iacono currently lives on the east coast in the United States. He's been in a number of feature films, including Doughboys, Zombies Anonymous, Front Man, Twists of Fate, Street Lure,and Sweet Revenge, to name some. He is both a dramatic and comedic actor.
Maryann "Boom Boom" Maisano is a comedian, singer, songwriter, musician, and actress. Her comedy is not that of joke-telling, but story-telling; in particular about her Italian-American background. Raw, real, and in the moment, she has made numerous television and radio appearances. Maryann is an extraordinary, provocative vocalist, and the founding member of The Italian Chicks, girl band/comedy act. (Which also happens to be a favorite of Danny Aiello's.)
And who else to read the part of a sexy foreigner than well...a sexy foreigner? Anthony Skordi (with the 'to-die-for' voice) attended Drama Centre London, then worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a member of Vanessa Redgrave's 'Moving Theatre' company, and has six TV series leads in Europe under his belt. Anthony has worked in the United Kingdom, in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, and Brazil, and currently is continuing his career in Los Angeles, California. He is able to speak a number of languages, and brings many world accents to his characterizations. He is both a dramatic and comedic actor.
I was thrilled when these wonderfully talented people agreed to read with me, and I wish each of them all the success in their careers they richly deserve. And I won't forget to mention Bruce Foster. You won't hear his voice on any of these podcasts, but he had a great hand in putting them together, because his was the challenging job of mixing all four recordings into one. You see, each of us who read these podcasts recorded in our own separate studios, which were all scattered everywhere from Los Angeles, to San Francisco, to New Jersey. One was even recorded via Skype from Staten Island! So kudos goes to Bruce for putting all of them together, and somehow managing to make them sound as though were we all reading in the same room. (If you ever need a mixer or a producer, I highly recommend Bruce) Last but not least, is the music theme. The compelling music you hear as each episode opens and closes is taken from the Harlot's Sauce theme song, written by Treatment of Saints Aviators. Special thanks goes to them, too for their memorable song.
How lucky I was that that I had all these talented people to help me with these podcasts, because they truly brought my characters to life. I hope you take a moment to listen to the podcasts I've posted here, and if you enjoy them, there are a number of others on my website at : www.patriciaVdavis.com.
These podcasts are also slowly being made into videos, the first one of which will also be posted here, soon. I hope you enjoy listening, and I welcome your comments!
Causes Patricia Davis Supports
Make-A-Wish International, Girls Inc. The Palermo Protocols, Amnesty International, Valley of the Moon Children's Shelter, Brenda Novak's Online Auction for...