Starting today, you can follow the Copyright Alliance on its 35-state road trip by watching artist interviews and reading blog entries, as we showcase artists and creators at work in copyright-dependent jobs across America.
Spending time with actress Pippa White is a delight. I’d love to go to one of her live shows, but you can see a taste of her acting because she gave me permission to use some video of her performing in the video I’ve posted today. She has produced more than a dozen one-person shows, and now has a two-person show (with an accompanist) titled “I Can’t Give You Anything but Songs: The Life of Dorothy Fields,” the story of the amazing lyricist of “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “I’m in the Mood for Love,” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” I’d love to see that show because Pippa gets to sing.
Pippa portrays figures from history, known and unknown, who are courageous and resilient. Pippa probably doesn’t view herself in this light, but I admire the entrepreneurship of a young actress who finds herself transplanted from California, with many professional possibilities, to Lincoln, Nebraska, with fewer professional actress options. What did she do? She created a one-woman theatrical company and now travels the country, working as a full-time actress.
Pippa has a cute dog, Festy (not sure I spelled that right), and two cats. Pippa was concerned Festy, who has a propensity to bark at strangers, would be a problem, but I basically dog-whispered him and the only issue we had after that was that he was at my feet, scratching. That occasionally caused his collar to rattle (perhaps audible somewhere on the video) and Festy bumped my tripod once. No big deal, but one of Pippa’s cats did try to bite through my microphone cord, so the cat was escorted by Pippa to a screened porch.