August 2018 Archives

31 August 2018

AUSXIP Salutes Sharon Delaney On Her Retirement from Creation Entertainment

ImageSharon Delaney has announced that she is retiring from Creation Entertainment via her twitter account - Sharon was responsible for ALL the Xena related and Lucy Lawless / Renee O'Connor goodies from Creation over the years - and there was an ENORMOUS amount of it. Lots of hard work went into it and it was a labor of love.

Without Sharon's work at Creation (someone who actually loved the show and not making a half hearted effort) we wouldn't have seen half the stuff (if not all). The Xenaverse didn't have the luxury images/video/contact with the actors that fandoms have today.

Sharon produced quality content via the Official Xena Fan Club magazines that gave us behind the scenes stuff and other goodies. It's hard work (although Sharon, being a fan, had a lot of fun doing it). It takes a fan to create something for other fans to enjoy and make it special.

The Xenaverse wouldn't have had the goodies we had without her.

Live Long and Prosper and Battle On, Sharon Delaney!



26 August 2018

Watch The Sky Review by MaryD

ImageI have to say that I have enjoyed every single movie Renee O’Connor has appeared in, directed or produced. There is something about her projects that appeal to me; it’s about the human condition.

Whether it’s the incredible (and still my favorite) Words Unspoken or One Weekend A Month or Infinity or Diamonds and Guns – they all have one thing in common. They are all character driven and have a message about the human condition.

This is one of those movies, and I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Why? Read one!

Read MaryD's Review



25 August 2018

11th Annual AUSXIP Charity Auction Catalog Now Available


The AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction Catalog is now available. You can download the catalog that has all the auction items (300) with the image, auction ID, auction link to individual items. Peruse the catalog, bookmark what you want and go and bid on it starting September 1.

AUSXIP Charity Auction: Together We Can Make A Difference
Download from here:




20 August 2018

Renee Donates Xena "She Can Do It" Art Poster & Autographs it For AUSXIP Charity Auction!

Got a nice surprise today. Renee was at the Michigan Comic Con and saw a poster than at artist was selling at the con. Renee bought, autographed (and the artist autographed it as well) and then proceeded to donate it to the AUSXIP Starship Auction! Renee also gave us the Marriage Equality poster when she added another convention which she is also bought, autographed and donated to us. Thank you Renee!!!

Register to bid on these and another 300 items! 100% of the money raised goes to Starship Foundation


and the other poster (signed by Renee and Lucy Lawless)


Register for the auction here:



19 August 2018

Renee at Michigan Comic Con Photos and Video

Renee attende the Michigan Comic Con and there are photos and some video!

Video Renee's Panel at Michigan Comic Con! Thanks to Michelle Hoffa for posting the video!



Twitter Posts





18 August 2018

Renee New Theatre Show: On Clover Road Dates & Ticket Info

39344123 10155510836691373 8770504118159540224 nRenee's new theatre show "On Clover Road" Dates and Ticket Info

Little Fish Theatre's Box Office opens at 7pm, doors to the theatre open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. (No late seating.)

At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, a mother meets with a cult deprogrammer, believing she will be reunited with her runaway daughter. What happens instead – in this smart, harrowing, edge-of-your-seat thriller – is something that will shock her to her core. What will a mother do to get her daughter back? Whatever it takes. “On Clover Road is pure mystery play, with more twists than a pretzel…” – DC Metro Theater Arts

First Look @ $23
Whale & Ale Dinner/Theatre: @ $45.00 each

Tickets here



18 August 2018

Renee's Beautiful Tribute to Aretha Franklin

This is classy. Renee posted the following on her official instagram account about the passing of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

realreneeoconnor: A true Queen will never be forgotten. May her heart and soul continue to raise the heavens and our hearts up. #ReneeOConnor #ArethaFranklin


Beautifully said by Renee.



3 August 2018

Official News from Renee: Watch The Sky To Be Released On Multiple Platforms

Official News From Renee O'Connor: Starting August 21, WATCH THE SKY will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, Fandago, and On Demand through your local cable/satellite provider




1 August 2018

Take An Acting Class With Renee O'Connor!

ImageTake an acting class with Renee O'Connor. I would love to be a fly on the wall for that one!

Info down below!

Sanford Meisner Technique
Acting for Film and Television
Shakespeare Scene Study
Shakespeare Audition Technique
Ages from 13-23
Email for applications.
Space is limited.


Fundamentals of Acting
taught by RENEÉ O’CONNOR at the GRAND ANNEX in San Pedro.

Fundamentals of Acting: The Sanford Meisner Technique
The Sanford Meisner technique, a vital skill for working actors, builds tools to find truthful moments on stage and on the screen.

Class is for ages 13-23. Classes are 8 consecutive Mondays, beginning September 10th – October 29th. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. $350/student

Fundamentals of Acting: Shakespeare Scene Study

This class is designed to introduce scansion, rhetoric, and vocal techniques to build confidence and understanding. The students will shape audition monologues for a final presentation.
Class is for home school students, ages 13-18.

Classes are 8 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 12 – October 31. 10:00 am -12:00 pm. $350/student.


Fundamentals of Acting: Acting for Film and Television

The class will practice working on camera, learning skills for natural and authentic acting to build confidence for working in a professional film/television environment.

Monday Class is for ages 13 to 23. Classes are 5 consecutive Mondays, November 5 – December 10. No Class November 19. $200/student.

Wednesday Class is for home school students, ages 13 to 18. Classes are 5 consecutive Wednesdays, November 7 – December 12. No Class November 21. $200/student.


Shakespeare Audition Technique Workshop
The students will develop and deepen Shakespearean monologues as they practice scansion, rhetoric, and vocal techniques to enhance performances for classical and/or professional auditions. Monologues must be memorized prior to class.
Two separate workshops are held at the Grand Annex:

Sunday, September 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm. $150/student.

Sunday, October 21. 10:00am – 2:00pm. $150/student.


For all classes, Interview/Application is necessary. Class sizes are limited.


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1 August 2018

Renee's New Theatre Show - On Clover Road September 21 to October 20, 2018 + Message From Renee

ImageRenee O’Connor, cast with husband, Jed Sura, in On Clover Road, by Steven Dietz, a Los Angeles premiere at Little Fish Theater -

Dates: September 21 to October 20, 2018

Tickets can be bought from here

777 Centre Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, a mother meets with a cult deprogrammer, believing she will be reunited with her runaway daughter. What happens instead — in this smart, harrowing, edge-of-your-seat thriller — is something that will shock her to her core. What will a mother do to get her daughter back? Whatever it takes. “[a] pure mystery play, with more twists than a pretzel.” – DC METRO

All seats open seating except for season subscribers. NO LATE SEATING.

Note ticket purchase via sister Shakespeare by the Sea Web Site.