The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real,
by Margery Williams, read by Deborah Baker
The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams, read by Deborah Baker (bio below), (00:33:49)
My acting career began at the Firehouse Center for The Arts when I took part in a Senior Readers Theater production of The Trial by Franz Kafka, directed by Charlie Van Eman. What an exhilarating start! I caught the acting bug and eventually found my way to Marc Clopton’s Cold Reading Class at The Actors Studio, which became a foundation for my further studies.
Acting has enriched my life immensely. I love the collaborative experience of performing and practicing with my fellow actors whose fearlessness inspires me toward truth and honesty in my work.
Reading The Velveteen Rabbit brings me back to the nights when my children were young and we snuggled close together at bedtime to read their favorite books. I loved inhabiting the characters in a great variety of stories, bringing to life scenes from Winnie The Pooh, The Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter series over many years of reading aloud. A special favorite was Gurgi, a funny little creature in the Lloyd Alexander books; his voice endured over many years and many readings.