Helene Galek is an actor, casting director, writer and associate producer who also has a background in sales, teaching and promotions. Although she has been writing since she was a child, it wasn’t until recently that she began concentrating on it again. The “pause” gave her more time to pursue it as she began writing in addition to acting with several artists’ groups. This muscle, like her abs, began getting a workout and soon, Helene was writing essays, poetry and working on her first book. And now, she has learned to stop saying, “I don’t do dialogue” as her first monologue and her first play were chosen to be presented by a well known theater organization in NYC! Helene is now getting up the nerve to write her first screenplay, while she continues performing, casting and maintaining her reputation as master networker and spiritual goddess.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I have been so fortunate to have numerous gratifying moments in the theater but I will pick one that covered all the bases, so to speak. I had the incredible experience doing a two character play that my bestie and I produced for the NYC Fringe Festival. It was an original play; a poignant, biting, dark comedy. Within 45 minutes, I not only got to do a huge range of emotions along with the South Boston dialect, I did it all standing inside a box, with only one of my eyes and my mouth visible. And yet, I felt powerful and so present. Of course, hearing the applause wrapped laughter and the gasps at the venom I throw out at one point was pure magical adrenalin! Performing the heart wrenching story of two women who had to hide their feelings in that small town hit a chord with the audience. My bestie and I met in acting class and we had already produced and performed in an original play 9 years earlier, also playing good friends. This production was the icing on the cupcake that gave us the opportunity to do what we do best so well together and satisfied ourselves as well as the audience and reviewers.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am writing a book that is part tribute/part memoir, an essay about age-shaming and am enrolled in a screenplay writing program. Also, working on sample scene ideas for theatre and film.
Memoir, Tribute, Feminist, Baby Boomer, Dating, Women