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Posts by Mermaid in Manhattan


Mermaid in Manhattan writes a weekly column about her experiences as a young artist living in the Big Apple. She entertains readers with her adventures and debunks myths about what it’s like to live the life of a struggling artist in Manhattan. Mermaid grew up with her Catholic-Italian family in suburban New Jersey, where everyone knew everything about everybody, distinctly defined gender roles, frowned upon openly-expressed sexuality, and highly emphasized achievement. At 18, she moved to Greenwich Village, New York City to pursue acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she underwent conservatory training in acting, movement, voice, and life. She loves being part of a community of artists that is awake and trying to find something out about the world. Her goal as an artist is simple; she wants to tell the truth and have fun doing it. She also wants to find a producer for her screenplay, act in the production, and continue acting in independent movies and plays. She would also like to break into prime-time television.


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