iAmAware Seminars
Facilitated by Renee O'Connor
based on the book "The Ring Around The Mind" by Mary Rocamora.



 

30 April 2018

Video: Renee and Son Miles Rehearse for Romeo & Juliet!

The Tallahasee Democrat news site has a nice little video of Renee and Miles rehearsing for the upcoming Romeo & Juliet production. Renee is playing the role of 'Nurse' and Miles is playing the lead role of 'Romeo'

 

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (SSC) is thrilled to, once again, bring our unique FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival to Cascades Park. This year, the SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL expands to four days and will join the ranks of some of the best Renaissance Festivals in the Southeast region on May 12th and 13th. Visitors will experience the magic and mystery of our jugglers, illusionists, stilt walkers, and fortune tellers; the spectacle of armored combat; the taste of medieval food; and even learn a new skill, be it blacksmithing, weaving, or belly dancing.

Visitors will enjoy the multiple programs and performances leading up to our Mainstage production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, performed in true Renaissance style, on the Capital City Amphitheater stage at Cascades Park. #FreeShakespeareinthePark #iHEARTtally #theARTSlivehere Performances will begin at 7:30PM each evening May 10-13, 2018. Renaissance Festival begins 4pm Saturday and Sunday (May 12th & 13th)

To learn about the benefits or membership (including reserved seats!) click here.

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY welcomes our 2018 Special Guest Artist, ReneƩ O'Connor, performing in our Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo & Juliet. ReneƩ O'Connor, best known for her role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, is an American actress, producer, and director with a deep and abiding passion for Shakespeare.

Ms. O'Connor has previously performed in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Romeo & Juliet (Nurse) and is thrilled to be joining us at the Capital City Amphitheater this May. #Xena #Gabrielle To add to the excitement and buzz, Ms. O'Connor will be joined by her son, Miles Muir, ONSTAGE as he performs the role of ROMEO!


 

 

29 April 2018

Official Renee Photo Released As "Nurse" From Romeo & Juliet

Renee has released a photo of her in her "Nurse" costume for the upcoming Romeo & Juliet production May 10-15, 2018. Her son Miles will be playing the role of Romeo!

 

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (SSC) is thrilled to, once again, bring our unique FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival to Cascades Park. This year, the SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL expands to four days and will join the ranks of some of the best Renaissance Festivals in the Southeast region on May 12th and 13th. Visitors will experience the magic and mystery of our jugglers, illusionists, stilt walkers, and fortune tellers; the spectacle of armored combat; the taste of medieval food; and even learn a new skill, be it blacksmithing, weaving, or belly dancing.

Visitors will enjoy the multiple programs and performances leading up to our Mainstage production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, performed in true Renaissance style, on the Capital City Amphitheater stage at Cascades Park. #FreeShakespeareinthePark #iHEARTtally #theARTSlivehere Performances will begin at 7:30PM each evening May 10-13, 2018. Renaissance Festival begins 4pm Saturday and Sunday (May 12th & 13th)

To learn about the benefits or membership (including reserved seats!) click here.

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY welcomes our 2018 Special Guest Artist, Reneé O’Connor, performing in our Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo & Juliet. Reneé O’Connor, best known for her role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, is an American actress, producer, and director with a deep and abiding passion for Shakespeare.

Ms. O’Connor has previously performed in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Romeo & Juliet (Nurse) and is thrilled to be joining us at the Capital City Amphitheater this May. #Xena #Gabrielle To add to the excitement and buzz, Ms. O’Connor will be joined by her son, Miles Muir, ONSTAGE as he performs the role of ROMEO!


 

 

9 April 2018

Exclusive Meet and Chat with Renee O'Connor - Southern Shakespeare Festival Event May 12, 2018

This is an EXCLUSIVE opportunity to meet and chat with Renee O'Connor, star of Xena: Warrior Princess and guest star in Southern Shakespeare's Free Shakespeare in the Park production Romeo and Juliet.

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All proceeds for this event benefit Southern Shakespeare Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company.

Sat, May 12, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Click here order your ticket


 

 

14 February 2018

Upcoming Q&A with Renee and Her Son Miles - Romeo & Juliet Production News

ImageMessage From Renee (via her Facebook Page)

Hi Friends,

Great news! My son, Miles Muir, has been cast as ‘Romeo’ in the Southern Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Please join us LIVE on Monday, February 19th as we answer questions about this amazing opportunity to perform together, as well as the experience of working on our feature film, Watch The Sky.

Please send your questions, in advance, to the Southern Shakespeare Company’s page Southern Shakespeare Company or to me.


The Facebook Live will be at Renee O’Connor, ROC Productions. See you there: 9pm ET and 6pm PT.


 

 

2 October 2017

Renee to Join Cast as Nurse in Romeo & Juliet for Free Shakespeare In The Park Festival 10-13 May 2018!

ImageSouthern Shakespeare Company is thrilled to announce our 2018 Special Guest Artist Reneé O'Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess) joining our cast of Romeo and Juliet for our Free Shakespeare in the Park Festival May 10-13, 2018!

The official facebook responded to a question about what role Renee will play. The role is of: Nurse..

SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY welcomes our 2018 Special Guest Artist, Reneé O’Connor, performing in our Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet. Reneé O’Connor, best known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, is an American actress, producer, and director with a deep and abiding passion for Shakespeare.

Ms. O’Connor has performed in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and is thrilled to be joining us at the Capital City Amphitheater this May.

Click here for more info


 

 

4 August 2017

Renee in I Love Lucy 10 minute Theatre Show - Photo!

Ooh lookee - Renee photo from I Love Lucy Short and Sweet Festival at the Stella Adler Theatre.

Image courtesy of Short+Sweet Hollywood

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Renee has announced on her official Instagram account that she will be performing in a theatre show called "I Love Lucy" in the Short and Sweet Festival at the Stella Adler Theatre. Renee is scheduled for Week 3 (starting August 3, 2017). It's a 10 minute play.

For those able to go - here are all the relevant info:

Tickets: http://www.stellaadler.la/short-sweet-hollywood-2017/

Where:

Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre
6773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


 

 

1 August 2017

Renee in Short & Sweet Hollywood Festival Play I Love Lucy - August 3, 2017

Renee has announced on her official Instagram account that she will be performing in a theatre show called "I Love Lucy" in the Short and Sweet Festival at the Stella Adler Theatre. Renee is scheduled for Week 3 (starting August 3, 2017). It's a 10 minute play.

For those able to go - here are all the relevant info:

Tickets: http://www.stellaadler.la/short-sweet-hollywood-2017/

Where:

Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre
6773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


 

 

12 May 2017

Photos: Renee at Dinner With Friends Theatre Show in Los Angeles

Here's some photos of Renee at Dinner With Friends theatre show in Los Angeles. Dinner with Friends new run dates are May 10 through May 28: Wednesdays May 10, May 17 and May 24 at 8pm, Friday and Saturday May 27 and 28 at 8pm, and Sundays May 21 and 28 at 2pm. The May 21 show features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team will be available for a post-show discussion with the audience. Regular priced tickets are $27/$25 for seniors for the remainder of the run. Tickets can be purchased online at www.littlefishtheatre.org, or reserved by phone at 310-512-6030, or by text at 424-226-6030. Popular subscription packages of Anytime Tickets are available now and can be used at any of Little Fish Theatre's regular season productions, at any time.

 


 

 

11 May 2017

Broadway World: TV Star Renee O'Connor Appears in DINNER WITH FRIENDS at Little Fish Theatre

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Little Fish Theatre is honored to welcome back Xena: Warrior Princess star ReneƩ O'Connor to its stage in Dinner with Friends, opening May 10. Directed by Mark Piatelli and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, Dinner with Friends examines the complexities of a marriage and the friendships that are affected by its breakup. This special limited engagement production runs May 10 through May 28.

ReneƩ made a name for herself when she resided in Auckland, New Zealand, playing the role of Gabrielle, Xena's trusted sidekick on the tremendously popular fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1996-2001. The scene stealing role created a huge worldwide fan base, one still active in countless websites dedicated to the actress and this signature series. Prior to her breakout role, ReneƩ starred in the serial Teen Angel, a regular feature on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club. Other credits include the Disney film, The Adventures of Huck Finn with Elijah Wood, and television movies such as Follow the River with Ellen Burstyn, Danielle Steele's Changes with Cheryl Ladd, and James Garner's second Rockford Files reunion movie. Her televisions series appearances include Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Criminal Minds, and NYPD Blue.

A long time supporter of both Little Fish Theatre and its parent company, Shakespeare by the Sea, ReneƩ's favorite stage role continues to be Lady Macbeth in SBTS's 2002 production of Macbeth with fellow Dinner cast member Patrick Vest. ReneƩ also served as a co-producer of the San Pedro International Film Festival for four years, which used the LFT stage for its first industry panel.

After Xena, ReneƩ moved on to launch her own film Production Company, collaborating as either producer, director, or actress for award-winning short films, web series, and feature films, bridging social awareness with the entertainment industry. In addition to her talents on stage, and on the big and small screen, ReneƩ was the Producer for the San Pedro International Film Festival Youth Film Intensive program, a not-for-profit mentorship program to educate and showcase middle school and high school talent. She has been an annual nominee for the Women Making A Difference award by the Los Angeles Business Journal since 2010. ReneƩ is currently producing, with her husband Jed Sura, a feature film called Watch the Sky, which was written and directed by San Pedro raised Alex Murillo.

Dinner with Friends new run dates are May 10 through May 28: Wednesdays May 10, May 17 and May 24 at 8pm, Friday and Saturday May 27 and 28 at 8pm, and Sundays May 21 and 28 at 2pm. The May 21 show features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team will be available for a post-show discussion with the audience. The opening night performance offers a special "First Look" price of only $23 per ticket. Regular priced tickets are $27/$25 for seniors for the remainder of the run. Tickets can be purchased online at www.littlefishtheatre.org, or reserved by phone at 310-512-6030, or by text at 424-226-6030. Popular subscription packages of Anytime Tickets are available now and can be used at any of Little Fish Theatre's regular season productions, at any time.

Founded in 2002 as an artists' ensemble, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro.

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.


 

 

5 May 2017

Renee in Dinner with Friends - Buy Tickets NOW!

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NOTE: NEW PERFORMANCE DATES MAY 10-28 ONLY! An insightful play about the destruction of Beth and Tom's marriage and the shockwaves it causes in their friends' lives. "A surprisingly touching rumination about the changes that come with age: the changes redefining relationships, the changes within relationships...and the balances and affections that shift unexpectedly, just because, despite our reluctance to want to accept it, life goes on." AISLE SAY NY

Buy tickets from here

https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleFishTheatre

https://twitter.com/lilfishtheatre


Dinner with Friends - NEW DATES
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 2:00 PM TALKBACK
Wednesday,May 24, 2017 8:00 PM
Friday, May 26th, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 27th, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 2:00 PM


 

 

17 February 2017

Special Q&A with Audience at Dinner With Friends Show March 19, 2017

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Renee will be starring as Beth in Dinner With Friends playing at the Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro between 9-26 March. on March 19, there will be a special Q&A session:

The March 19 show features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team will be available for a post-show discussion with the audience

 

An insightful play about the destruction of Beth and Tom's marriage and the shockwaves it causes in their friends' lives. "A surprisingly touching rumination about the changes that come with age: the changes redefining relationships, the changes within relationships...and the balances and affections that shift unexpectedly, just because, despite our reluctance to want to accept it, life goes on." AISLE SAY NY

You can buy tickets here

Find out more about this show here


 

 

17 February 2017

Renee is Beth in Dinner with Friends at the Little Fish Theatre! 9 - 26 March 2017!

ImageRenee is returning to the theatre to play Beth in the show Dinner With Friends between 9 - 26 March 2017!

Click here for tickets

An insightful play about the destruction of Beth and Tom's marriage and the shockwaves it causes in their friends' lives. "A surprisingly touching rumination about the changes that come with age: the changes redefining relationships, the changes within relationships...and the balances and affections that shift unexpectedly, just because, despite our reluctance to want to accept it, life goes on." AISLE SAY NY


ImagePulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner with Friends opens March 9 at Little Fish Theatre as the third show of the 2017 Season. Written by Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Donald Margulies, Dinner with Friends examines the complexities of a marriage and the friendships that are affected by its breakup. Directed by Mark Piatelli, this limited engagement production runs March 9 through March 26.

Gabe and Karen are a happily married middle-aged couple who have been friends with Tom and Beth, another married couple, for many years. In fact, it was Gabe and Karen who introduced their friends to each other. But while Tom is away on business, Beth tearfully reveals to Gabe and Karen that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful. When Tom discovers that Beth has told their friends about the divorce, he feels he must present his own side of the story. Using flashbacks as an entertaining and revealing device, audiences will see both couples at different ages and stages of their lives. Playwright Margulies wrote Dinner "to reflect observations I'm having at that time in my life. All around us, relationships are changing, marriages are breaking up. It's those notions of impermanence, the yearning for something else that I'm tapping into."

Four Little Fish Theatre Company Members comprise the cast of this fascinating character study. As the embittered and emotional Beth, LFT is thrilled to welcome back Renee O'Connor, best known for her role as Gabrielle on TV's Xena: Warrior Princess. O'Connor was seen as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare by the Sea's production of Macbeth. Patrick Vest (2016 BroadwayWorld Best Actor Nominated for Rubicon Theatre's Moonlight & Magnolias) takes on the role of peacemaker Gabe. Doug Mattingly (StageSceneLA Outstanding Ensemble 2014 LFT's Rapture,Blister, Burn) plays Beth's husband, the charming but brash Tom. Karen, a food writer like Gabe, is played by Christina Morrell* (StageSceneLA Outstanding Ensemble 2016 LFT's Rapture,Blister, Burn and 2014 Bus Stop) who has also worked with Coachella Valley Repertory and Chromolume Theatre.

Director Piatelli (2014 StageSceneLA Outstanding Director for LFT's Bus Stop) notes, "Dinner With Friends is a play about two couples who make a happy foursome. When one marriage dissolves in divorce, the ripple effects test the bonds of friendship." He adds, "This fun and poignant chamber piece raises questions about life choices, commitment, integrity, longevity, and how hidden desires can wreak havoc on the status quo."

Dinner with Friends runs from March 9 through March 26 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00pm, with three Sunday matinees on March 12, 19 at 2pm and 26 at 7:00pm. The March 19 show features a special Talkback session where the actors and creative team will be available for a post-show discussion with the audience.

The opening night performance offers a special "First Look" price of only $23 per ticket. Regular priced tickets are $27/$25 for seniors for the remainder of the run. Tickets can be purchased online at www.littlefishtheatre.org, or reserved by phone at 310-512-6030, or by text at 424-226-6030. Popular subscription packages of Anytime Tickets are available now and can be used at any of Little Fish Theatre's regular season productions, at any time.

Founded in 2002 as an artists' ensemble, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro.

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.


 

 

31 January 2015

Renee in Cameo Appearance in SMOKE AND MIRRORS 19 Feb Los Angeles

Renee O'Connor to make a cameo appearance at the Thursday, February 19th performance of SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Get your tickets now before they all disappear. If you are coming in for the Xena Con, this is a perfect way to see Renee before the con!

The news is via Candy Corey Freeman and Renee's Manager Michelle Grant.

Official Site | What Is This Show About | Where To See It | Tickets

What is this Show About

Named "Critic's Choice" by the Los Angeles Times, Smoke and Mirrors is a heartfelt comedy-drama with mind-bending magic. Created by and starring actor Albie Selznick ("Castle","Grey's Anatomy", "Young and Restless", "Dexter", etc.) and Magician (Lifetime member of Hollywood's Magic Castle), Smoke and Mirrors is a semi-autobiographical, fantastical, coming-of-age story about a boy who uses magic to escape reality and face the world after the death of his father.

The Los Angeles Times calls Smoke and Mirrors "a superb magic theatrical show!" L.A. Weekly calls it "A Bewildering Tour de Force!" Stage Scene L.A. exclaims, "Don't miss this mysterious uniquely entertaining show!" Broadway World raves "A magic show of the highest order...and much, much more. Don't miss Smoke and Mirrors!"

Smoke and Mirrors is a poignant yet humorous play packed with sleight-of-hand and amazing illusions. Selznick takes the audience on his journey while enlisting the assistance of Rabbit, The Oracle and Bess Houdini, who makes a startling appearance!

Written by and Starring Albie Selznick. Directed by David Schweizer. Produced by Michelle Grant and Danielle Gautier.

 

Where to see it

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Renee appearing 19 February performance

The Odyssey Theatre is located at:
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Questions: 310-450-2849


How To Book

Click here to buy tickets


 

 

 


 

What is Awareness?

Awareness... is to be 'defined' by direct experiences of an open heart.

Awareness training is the practice of paying attention to our Ego's thoughts and emotions with sincere curiosity, so we may live in the heart, in the Now. By practicing to Release our desires to live in expectation or obligation, we experience the feeling of Being...connected to our true self, and others, truly living a life aware... more creative, more expansive, and more joyful.



What is an Awareness Seminar?

This is a Supportive environment where you will practice the opening of your heart to feel connected in ANY environment, by sharing your direct experiences that center around the Ego, contrasting this with the qualities of Awareness.

You will begin the journey to release beliefs you hold about yourself that create a feeling of being in limitation, or controlled by the actions of others. By releasing your mind from its ego chatter, you will be guided into exploring the feeling of your life being led Only through your opened heart. With this clarity and increased compassion for your self and for others, you will begin to recognize matches in all your relationships.


 

AWARENESS SEMINAR

Facilitated by Renee O'Connor
based on the book "The Ring Around The Mind"
by Mary Rocamora.


Throughout the TWO days of inductive guidance, you will be discovering and sharing together:

- The Contrasting States of Awareness with the Ego from your direct life experiences.

- Your own "Trapped States" of being and living in Ego Patterns. We will come to see how this trapped, and constricted feeling is the antithesis of feeling in Awareness.

- Emotions, by comparing and contrasting the feelings that serve the Ego, such as defensiveness, jealousy, abandonment, hatred ... with the emotions that come from the opened heart, such as grief, remorse, or love.

- Your observations around seeing your Ego Patterns, and realizing your ability to Choose to be present, and relaxed, in the moment.

- Your Willingness to break free from life long patterns.

- Your curiosity and better understanding of what 'perfectly' fits into your insightful self's quest for free flowing, joyful Matches, in all areas of your life.