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Audio Recording with Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander as Susan Dansby Asks: How Did You Get That Job?

Listen as Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander talks with writer Susan Dansby about how she got started as a child actor; how she dealt with a cancer diagnosis during college; losing her leg in her early 20′s; continuing her musical-comedy career; and how she wrote a play (performed at the White House) about how she’s Still Standing. Continue reading

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In a Competitive Industry, Anita Hollander Created Her Own Job and is Still Standing

Actor-playwright-director Anita Hollander talks to Susan Dansby about her one-woman show and CD, ‘Still Standing.’ How a four-year-old’s observation about amputation became a song about a mermaid. Continue reading

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Actor Copes with Amputation by Doing ‘Jacques Brel’ With a Bucket and a Pole

Actor-director-composer-playwright Anita Hollander talks about losing her leg at 26. She redefines “dream job” as she describes leaving her hospital bed post-amputation to continue her work as a director and performer in the play, ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.’ Continue reading

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The Acting Role Where Anita Hollander Offered to Lose Her Leg in the Second Act

Actor-director-composer-playwright Anita Hollander discusses her favorite roles (including one where she played a three-legged cat, then a one-legged dance hall girl). Anita reveals that sometimes her disability is an asset rather than a liability in performing demanding acting roles. Continue reading

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