Friday, October 18, 2013

Sepia Saturday - Our Family's Actress

This week’s topic: For Sepia Saturday 199 we celebrate acting and theatre. And dressing up, and silly hats, and daft trousers, and fire escapes, and - anything else you fancy.


Alanna Mensing as Meg in Little Women

This is an easy topic for me. Our oldest daughter, Alanna Pasquale Mensing is an actress. When she was little she loved pulling clothes out of our old trunk and dressing up. She assigned roles to her younger sister and brother and directed their actions.



Alanna, on right, at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Alanna studied music at Norfolk State University, acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and graduated from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, D.C.



Alanna, in blue,  as Bianca in the Taming of the Shrew



Alanna has performed in many productions, singing, dancing, doing choreography, playing the piano and acting.



Alanna in the Nutcracker



I often drive to Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D. C. for performances. I love watching her on stage. 


My husband & I with Alanna after a performance at the Kennedy Center.

Hope you enjoyed these family photos & thanks for letting me brag a little! Read more about our actress at Alanna Mensing.


 Be sure to go to the Sepia Saturday page and read this week's other posts.






22 comments:

  1. Your daughter is very talented, it is always inspiring to see someone who turns his/her hobby into a profession (her academic track record is amazing)!

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  2. You must be very proud of your talented daughter.

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    1. Yes. Love watching her perform. I would be too shy.

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  3. And you must have encouraged her by providing her with the old dress-up clothes :) What fun.

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    1. Yes. Imagination is a great thing for us all, especially children. Who knows what they will imagine for the future?

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  4. You must be very proud of her achievements. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. The whole family enjoys going to her performances when we can.

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  5. Your daughter is a lovely lady. I'm sure you are very proud.

    Dee

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  6. Congratulations to you, Alanna's parents, for allowing & encouraging her to follow her dream. Many parents would try to discourage such a goal, hoping for a more certain future for their child. Even so, there's always a way to follow a dream - even on a smaller scale - if one is lucky enough to find it.

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    1. Our other two children are electrical engineers, very different. Each to discover what they like.

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  7. How wonderful to have that talent in the family. Lovely photos for sure...leaves a warm feeling looking at these

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  8. It's always nice to see someone go after their dream and succeed. Congrats to your daughter and congrats to you for raising a dreamer who took a chance.

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