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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Conversations with Grandma - by John Stevens

Teenage Girl:

(Bringing flowers to a grave)

Hi Grandma, how are you today? (she sits on her feet at the edge of the grave and tries to spruce it up clearing away twigs and such.)

Grandma, I need your advice. Mom is driving me crazy. I sometimes wonder if she drove you crazy too. (laughs to herself) In fact, sometimes I wonder if she didn't put you here!

Ever since you left us, she has not been the same. She started drinking ... a LOT. I know if you were here she would listen to you. But whenever I try to talk to her about, she says, "I'm just a kid, I wouldn't understand."

But I do understand Grandma. She's not the only one missing you. And.... the last thing I want right now is for something to happen to her. If something did...then... then I would be all alone in this world. ... Just me.

Anyway. If you can pull any strings... you know... up there...it sure would be nice to have my mom back.

(she gets up and starts to leave the grave site, but then turn back with one last thought.)

I honestly don't know who I miss more....you..... or her.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great Uncle Al! - John Stevens of Talent INC Canada

Let's see that's a good question. If I could have dinner with one person from history...it would be my great uncle....Al. He was crazy smart, and VERY famous. Like "Kardashian" famous only.... a LOT less scandalous. It's true, he was. He was made famous by these holes made by worms from outer space.  In fact he inspired characters in 3 of my favorite movies. They used his eyes for the alien in E.T., and then of course there is Yoda from Star Wars, who they used my great uncle's forehead and then of course they used his hair for the character of Emmett Brown in Back To The Future. Who's my great uncle... you mean you can't tell from all those clues!? He is none other than... Albert Einstein.. of course.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I AM Snow White?

When I was little...we went to The Magic Kingdom…I went on this ride called “Snow White’s Scary Adventures”   I was only 5 so I was expecting happy adventures with Snow White, a few cute dwarves...singing birds and the occasional old lady with an apple. I got an eerie feeling the moment the ride took off. Where  is Snow White? Where are the Dwarves? It wasn’t until the ride was over that someone told me the ride was supposed to make you feel as if you WERE Snow White… What the???!! I didn’t want to be Snow White. That’s some scary stuff! But there I was, trapped on the ride, crashing into walls and dragged through a dungeon, being constantly tortured by frightening images of the evil witch. I walked off that ride scared, and to be honest…ticked off.  My older brother thought it was funny… he kept laughing at how terrified I was… so he bought me a Princess tiara. Gee…THANKS! Next time I am heading straight for Space Mountain!

Note: This has been performed by both male and female performers with equal success!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Valentine's Day Rules

Well it’s almost that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and my teacher is going to once again FORCE me to write a Valentine’s Day card to everyone in my class. I understand that they don’t want anyone to get their feelings hurt, but why do I have to write a Valentine’s day card to the kid who pushed me down at recess, and made fun of me? And am I supposed to really believe that when they give me a card that they REALLLY want to be my Valentine? .... My older sister thinks that this is where kids first learn to lie about their feelings in a relationship. She said it helps us prepare for marriage…. (shrugs shoulders) whatever THAT means!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tooth Fairy Sanitizer

I lost a tooth the other day, and my mom told me to put it under my pillow and that in the middle of the night the Tooth Fairy would come in and take my tooth and replace it with some cash. OK… so I have some questions and concerns here.

#1)  What does this little tooth freak do with all of these teeth? By my calculations (takes out calculator and begins typing frantically  somewhere in the world a child loses a tooth every .08 seconds… BUT they are not all in the same part of the world… which brings me to …

#2)   How does this little tooth-collecting creep get from place to place? I mean I get how Santa gets around, but at least he has a route…

#3)  If this Fairy is touching other peoples teeth each night… what about the germs? I mean obviously some of these kids are losing their teeth because they don’t take care of them… so …ewwwwww… gross…. This fairy is touching a bunch of nasty teeth and then touching my pillow??

From now on when I lose a tooth…I am leaving some anti-bacterial hand sanitizer under my pillow!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

About The Author: John Stevens

John first started performing professionally at the age of 7 in various circus venues as a clown, and variety entertainer. He learned everything from riding unicycles, walking the tight rope, acrobatics and later the trapeze. John was introduced to circus life by his late grandfather who was with the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus.

As a child performer he was spotted all across the Pacific Northwest, until he joined his first National Tour at the age of 17. In fact, he was named one of the top 40 most influential people in the arts under the age of 40 while he was still a junior in High School.

With an impressive resume at the age of 18, John moved to New York City, and attended Marymount Manhattan College as a double 
major in Dance, and Theatre on a merit scholarship.

During his studies, John worked as a Junior Agent at Eisenberg, Aqua-Hart Talent Agency in Manhattan, which was his first exposure to the business side of acting. There, he helped launch the careers of many young performers primarily into the Broadway spotlight.

The next stop for John was Carnival Cruise Lines where he was a featured performer in the variety shows nightly, and was able to travel the world. John still places young talented singers and dancers aboard their ships from time to time.

After returning back to New York City, at the peak of his dance career John choreographed 3 Off Broadway Shows, and was even commissioned by the United Nations to choreograph a new musical being brought over from Turkey.

You can also spot him in numerous episodes of Third Watch, the pilot episode of Deadline, and in the Warner Bros. movie Singles starring Kyra Sedgwick.

His musical theatre career highlights include Stephen Sondheim’s, Follies starring Maxine Andrews (Of the Andrews Sisters), Denise Darcel, Judy Kaye, Karen Morrow, and Edie Adams. He also toured with John Schuck (from McMillan and Wife) and JoAnne Worley (from Laugh-IN) in the hit musical, Annie. On the east coast he was featured in Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, and he starred as Peter in the newly revised script of Babes in Arms. John starred opposite Cheyenne Jackson (Now starring in 30 Rock) in the West Coast Premiere of Babes In Arms.

Since then John has produced, directed, choreographed and collaborated with Ashanti, Wycleff Jean, and many others for everything from product launches to publicity stunts. He recently 
moved back from West Palm Beach to Toronto, and is master level acting coach working on TV and film sets. He has helped successfully place over 700 young performers with agencies and managers around the world over the past 2 decades. He is the Co-Founder of TalentInc. (Canada) Ltd.

To Contact Him e-Mail: John@Talent-Inc.ca

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TTYL (Talk To You Later)

So last night.. O...M...G.... I was watching TMZ with my BFF…FYI her name  is J.C...to get the 411 on  my latest peeps, aight.. When I see it’s official... all experts have agreed that Justin Bieber is out and Simon Curtis is in!!!! Holy Jonas Brothers!! JC and I immediately take out our Bold BB’s and start to BBM with all our worthy peeps. We had to save the popular kids in school from making a "my bad" the next morning at school. I mean one slip up like this could cost you your entire social career in (High / Middle) School. This one girl T.J. she didn’t get her BBM cause her mom grounded her for not doing her HW, whatever LOL… she showed up with a Justin Bieber T-shirt on at school the next day… let's just say she’s now the girl that check’s out AV equipment in the library. TTYL…..