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Talking Paper Interview Series: Chris Campanioni

Talking Paper Interview Series: Chris Campanioni

Chris Campanioni is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher, and model who edits PANK magazine and other publications. Raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Campanioni worked as a reporter for the Bergen Record newspaper, as well as The Star-Ledger and San Francisco Chronicle. He later moved into fashion modeling and screen acting, with parts on daytime soap operas One Life To Live and All My Children. He then began teaching literature and creative writing at Baruch College and Pace University, and Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay. 

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Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Sarah J. Halstead

Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Sarah J. Halstead

Sarah J. Halstead is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, and comedian. After more than a decade living in Miami, Florida, working sales for champagne company Laurent-Perrier, she decided in early 2015 to switch jobs and pursue a performance career and drove cross-country to Los Angeles. Halstead had received theatrical training in New York City two decades earlier, and over the past year she has booked both television and theatrical stage roles. Screen credits include turns as schizophrenic murderer Sheila Labarre in Deadly Sins on Investigation Discovery and as wholesome 1950s housewife Jean Carpenter in TV pilot Life in Kodachrome. Stage credits include turns as Kristine Urich in A Chorus Line and as Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray. Halstead also makes time to forge a stand-up comedy career, working both open mics and larger comedy venues around Los Angeles.

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