“The elevator to success is broken- take the stairs.”

If you’re an aspiring artist and you haven’t seen this message from Jenifer Lewis yet, do yourself a favor and experience a few solid minutes of wisdom. Trust me, it will be worth the four minutes of your time.

*contains explicit language*

http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/dear-artists-jenifer-lewis-has-a-few-words-of-advice-for-you

Once upon a time in high school, I read this play called “A Raisin in the Sun”. I was convinced that I was Beneatha Younger, and would parade around the house acting like her (sorry, Mom), secretly saying to myself, “One day, I’ll play that part.” And, in undergrad as well as grad school, I took every script analysis and character development project opportunity to research and learn more about this show and that role. Two weeks ago, I began my first day of rehearsal for “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry at the Dallas Theater Center. I feel like I’ve been dreaming the most riveting reverie for the past 14 days. I sure hope I do this fabulous playwright & beautiful work of art, my family and all my mentors some glorious justice.

“A Raisin in the Sun” runs at the Dallas Theater Center from Sept 13- Oct 27, 2013. I will also be doing a production of “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris” in repertory, that runs from Oct 4- Oct 27, 2013. Click on image for more details.

DTC's "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Clybourne Park"

Sneak Peek to Spring: RACE

It’s official…I booked the role of Susan in David Mamet’s “Race” at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre…and it’s gonna take me back to my roots! I am, most excitedly, going back home for a spell to continue working on my craft; to build new, professional relationships; and, most importantly, to be with my family for a gooooooood minute! Here’s to the FABULOUS year of 26!
RACE runs from February 25 thru March 23, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. Click on image for more details.

RACE at True Colors Theatre

LA Web Fest Results!!!

The Troubadoors enjoyed a huge success as the LA Web Series Festival this past weekend. I even won an award for Outstanding Supporting Actress! Congrats to all of my co-stars!!! :) Official announcement below!LA Web Fest Winner!

“The Troubadoors rocked it at the 2013 LA Web Fest this year flying home with 6 awards in our category and some great memories! SO proud to report the following news:

Outstanding Producing – Brina Palencia, Haley Esposito
Outstanding Cinematography – Chuck Huber, Matt Stocks, Alex Wagner
Outstanding Director – Haley Esposito
Outstanding Ensemble Cast- Ricco Fajardo, Martha Harms, Sean O’Connor, Brina Palencia, Jonathan Brooks, Andrew Milbourn, Tiffany Denise Hobbs
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Sean O’Connor
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Tiffany Denise Hobbs”

I was just spotlighted on my career as an actress in the Dallas Culture Map. Check out the article- complete with juicy and embarrassing facts about me- by clicking the photo below!

Tiffany Hobbs' Spotlight in the Dallas Culture Map!

Hi everyone!

As you may already know from my earlier posts, I’m in a new web-series called “The Troubadoors”, which premiered last week with its first episode of the season, “Labor Day”!

Please check out our show by tuning in every Sunday evening for our latest episode. And be sure to catch up on the episodes you may have missed! Links below!

Episode #1: “Labor Day”

Episode #2: “Patriot Day”

“The Troubadoors” trailer

Meet the Characters

“The Troubadoors” Homepage

About the show: If the TV shows Community and Flight of the Conchords got together and had a web series baby, it would be The Troubadoors. It’s a musical comedy about a ragtag group of college students. After being rejected by The Harmonics, the top choir at their university, Alem Zimmerman decides to lead his fellow rejects into forming their own singing group. With The Harmonics maintaining their stronghold on every performance venue in the city, Alem convinces the group to take their music door-to-door for a new holiday every week, dubbing themselves as ‘The Troubadoors’. Everything from Labor Day to Hobbit Day to National Boss’s Day will be awkwardly but skillfully celebrated through song.

Rest in Peace, Nora.

NY Times Article upon the passing of Nora Ephron, best known for writing Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally.

The Tony’s

I think it goes without saying: the Tony Awards is the most entertaining awards show to watch these days. Last night was no exception. I had the pleasure of watching the show with friends at the beautiful Winspear Opera house last evening, which was simply grand.

There were many wins I was happy to witness, especially since I had the pleasure of seeing Clybourne Park, and Porgy and Bess (got to meet Audra, Norm and the rest of the cast, too) when I was in NYC just a few weeks ago. I also had the opportunity to see the uh-mazing James Corden in One Man, Two Guv’nors at the National Theatre (during a live feed from London at the Magnolia Theater here about a year ago). And, though I didn’t get to catch Venus in Fur, I have been hearing non-stop how wonderful Nina Arianda is in the show. Jeff Croiter, our lighting designer for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at DTC, won the Tony for best lighting design of a play for his work in Peter and the Star Catcher as well. Such a happy, happy night.

All in all, watching the Tony’s only had me thinking to myself (once again): “Gee…I sure am happy to have THIS life.”

Tony’s 2012 Opening Number