It's a rainy, cold and windy day in Chicagoland. On the real estate side things are moving along. More of my listings are getting showings and one of my buyer's has an accepted contract. Having my own company was something that I really didn't dream about when I was younger but after being downsized out of my job in my late 40's I ended up having my own company.
So when I received an email from my sister I decided to share this request with my real estate community and other friends and networks.
My neice, Missy Hernandez, has always been a star in my eyes. The first in my immediate family to graduate from college she did it well. After attending private schools in the Aurora area she had various acceptance letters to the top colleges in the nation. From Harvard to some of the sister colleges she got accepted and she decided on Columbia University. After graduating she has been trying to break through in her field.
As a singer, actor and model she has had varying degrees in finding work but like so many in these fields sometimes talent is not enough. You have to be at the right place at the right time, know the right person, have the right connection. So she transitioned and joined forces with another friend and thus a new company was formed.
Buds of May Production - In less than 6 months they have had some artistic success but like any start-up funding is an issue. So following is her plea for those of you who believe in dreams. Most of us are lucky enough to have spouses, family and friends that support our dreams. Missy is no exception. Her parents have been there every step of the way, financing her college education and supporting her until she gets the break she deserves.
So if you are able - and would like to be part of someone elses dream feel free to contact and support "Buds of May Production" in any way you can.
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 2:02:40 PM Subject: Missy's Company
Dear Friends and Family and Family Friends, Last autumn, I started a production company – Buds of May Productions – with a close friend of mine. We have put our hearts and souls (and most of our savings) into this company. In less than six months we have already seen some great artistic success! (And some meager financial success that has fed right back into the company). As opportunities continue to arise for us and as we stay true to our mission of putting together the highest production value for the finest quality material we can get our hands on, we have realized that our goals are larger than our wallets…
On the horizon, we have a prestigious summer theatre festival, a beautiful short film (written by yours truly) and a Cabaret/Concert that can best be described as: Shakespeare meets Glee. Our upfront costs on getting these projects underway are rather intimidating so donations of any size – large or small – make a huge difference.
Read on to see if this is a company (or if there is a specific project) that you would like to invest in.
Visit www.budsofmayproductions.com to see our past and current projects (trailers, clips and photos) Visit Be-A-Bud to make a contribution toward the projects listed below.
I appreciate it more than I can say. Always, Missy Hernandez Actor, Writer and Artistic Director of Buds of May Productions
Ethan’s People (a new play). "Four friends struggle to hold on to each other as the world around them falls apart" Check out the trailer and performance clips! http://vimeo.com/19526217 Ethan's People debuted to great success this January & February 2011 Off-Off Broadway. It was recently accepted to the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. The play is about two young NYC couples and how their world changes after 9/11. It is a powerful piece and I am so proud to be involved both as a producer and an actor.
The Good Stuff is a short film about not being ready to say goodbye. You know me and/or my family, so you know how my family has been affected by cancer. My mother, Maria, struggled and survived colon cancer. Her baby brother, my dear uncle Isaac lost his battle with cancer a year later. We lost my beautiful great aunt, Fela to lung cancer years ago. And most recently, we lost our long time family friend (one of my mom's closest friends), Lora Tracy. My film is an unconventional love story that explores the pain of letting go of a loved one and celebrating the beauty of having had that person in your life. I was not ready to say goodbye to these loved ones. This is my way of honoring them.
Somewhere in the Middle (aka. Shakespeare for the ADD) is a cabaret/concert performance that takes the juiciest parts of Shakespeare's most popular plays and sprinkles in some modern day pop music. Shakespeare plays are loooooooooong. So we start... "somewhere in the middle". We take one scene from the middle of the play and within that scene, one character will break into a pop song that sums up what that character is feeling or what is going on in the scene. Example: Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet are flirting and making out when Juliet breaks away, grabs a microphone and begins to belt Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream". Our goal with this is to make Shakespeare fun and relatable to a modern audience. If received well, it may be something we tour around to different high schools with Revolucion Latina (a non-for profit arts outreach program I work with in NYC). --
www.missyhernandez.com firstname.lastname@example.org "We are such stuff as dreams are made on..." - William Shakespeare's The Tempest