Tag "Helen Hayes"
1-28-19 Eva Slane has spent most of her 90 years dedicated to preserving the theater. Shortly after Kristallnacht, 10 year old Eva and her mother escaped Vienna and joined her father in New York City, the perfect place for a theater lover to land. As a theatrical agent she represented James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Helen Hayes and Carl Sandburg. With her beloved husband Stephen she worked to make the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA a success. The quintessential Patron of the Arts Eva has been a Board Member at the Asolo, the Manatee Players, and The West Coast Black Theater Troupe. Among the many honors she has received was recognition by Sarasota Magazine as one of Sarasota’s 28 most important people to the Arts. In her late 70’s Eva began to expand her artistic horizons; participating in a writing project sponsored by the Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg FL, writing several short plays and even auditioning for a role as an actor. Listen to this remarkable, delightful, inspirational woman describe a life lived to the fullest.continue reading