The Heroine’s Journey of Sasha De Medici

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my work is the privilege. I was four years old the first time I walked into a theatre and I can still recall what I felt, and after seeing the actors perform on stage I decided I wanted to be an actress. The sensation has remained the same: pure adrenaline. I am very blessed.

What is my idea of happiness? In an deal world perfect happiness to me is a book, the sound of the sea, a stress-free mind and the man that I love! 

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is myself. I have the ability to be my own biggest obstacle.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I hate my insecurity, both personal and professional.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? I admire those artists who have remained faithful to their art. Those who continue to cultivate and spread their passion. Those who use their profession for the good of others.

What is my greatest extravagance? I don’t really have an extravagance but I do like to spend all my money in going to the theatre and travelling.

On what occasion would I lie? I lie every day in order to hide all my insecurities! It’s exhausting!!!

What is the thing I dislike the most about my work? Unfortunately my profession is highly competitive – I have always disliked competition especially between women, and although they say that is is solidarity between women, it is not always true.

When and where was I the happiest in my work? There is no specific time or place where I have been happy at work. Just put me on stage and I’m happy, I’m home.

If I could what would I change about myself? I would change how sensitive I am. I would like to have a stronger heart. On the outside I can come across as quite hard and austere but inside there is quite a different me.

What is my greatest achievement in my work? My work is a continuos achievement. I love that one can touch people’s lives even just for a moment.

Where would I most like to live? I have lived in a few places including London and New York but I still don’t know exactly where I belong. 

What is my most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is a doll called “Cicciobello” that my beloved mother gave me when I was a child. I still have it and my daughter, another treasured “possession”, used to play with it when she was little!

What is my most marked characteristic? I think it’s my strength. I’m a fighter, I have been since birth.

What is my most inspirational location in my city? Any theatre in London’s west end. They are all so beautiful.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city? When I was younger I used to hang out at Henry J Beans on the Kings Road – it doesn’t exist anymore, yes, I am that old!!!

What books influenced my life and how? I have always liked stories based on real life. But one of my favourite books has always been “The House of Spirits” by Isabel Allende. I wanted to be Clara! 

Who are my favourite writers? It’s so hard to choose!!! I would have say: Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Emily Dickinson, Antonia Pozzi, Patrizia Cavalli. I could go on and on.

You only die once. What music would I listen to on my last day? I would have to listen to Puccini – in particular Madame Butterfly.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? As I said I don’t normally read fiction, but I would say any character who fights for what they believe in and doesn’t let anyone or anything stand in their way. 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I have four heroes in real life: the first is my daughter, she’s just a masterpiece! Then my mother, an extremely courageous woman. My grandmother, the strongest woman I have ever known and my partner, a man that I have loved and and admired for his passion, genius and brilliance since I was 20 years old.

Which movie would you recommend to see once in a lifetime? One of my favourite films of all time is: Damage by Louis Malle with Juliette Binoche and Jeremy Irons. I would also recommend “Harold and Maude” by Hal Ashby.

What role does Art play in my life and work? Art, in all its forms, is a fundamental part of life. It’s incredible what you can extrapolate from an image or just one word.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? If my mother were still alive I think she would be my greatest fan. As for my partner in crime, that would be my best friend/sister Sabrina.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Who would I like to work with in 2018? Uhmmmm…at this point in my life, anyone who wants me!!! Jokes aside, I would very much like to work with Elena Bucci.

Which people in my profession would I like to meet in 2018? All the people I would loved to have met are all dead now, unfortunately! 

What project in 2018 am I looking forward to working on? I can’t wait to start my 2018 tour of two Shakespearean plays: The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? You can catch me on tour this year in the Triveneto region from March to May!

What does “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? This phrase resonates a lot with me. I have had many people attempt to stop me from pursuing my dream, but the love and passion I cultivate for the theatre is mammoth and I believe that that makes one unstoppable!

Where can you contact me?

sashademedici@tiscali.it

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership

Become a Friend of The Heroine’s Journey 

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We’re sometimes not too sure how we get into good friendships. It seems to happen rather mysteriously: we talk of somewhat randomly ‘clicking’ with people. Trying to plan for it sounds like cheating. But in a busy world, the desire to socialise authentically, with interesting, like-minded people, deserves to be addressed directly.

That’s why we created The Heroine’s Journey Friends scheme. Membership gives you the right to invite creative professionals to publish their story for free on The Heroine’sJourney online. Each story made possible by you is anchored around the big idea that when we our quest let’s us travel from a person who interests us to another person who interest them and exchange stories we learn more about ourselves, meet people who can make a difference for you and have more impact in the world with telling our story.  Every month, in your own city or somewhere in the world you can invite creative professionals you like to tell their story for the Heroine’s Journey website.

If you have passion for your work, you will find kindred spirits in this way of travelling.  The stories you will see of creative professionals you have invited for The Heroine’s Journey are guaranteed to be stimulating and reassuring – as well as prompts to genuine connection and insight. Every creative professional you bring forward to have their story free published on The Heroine’s Journey online, you will be offering a great experience to everyone you meet.

We have two memberships programs  I and II

The Heroine’s Journey Membership I  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 30 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – two times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • 10% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide

Price is :  Euro 299 for one year 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership II  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 50 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – four times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • The right to tell your story in more detail with the Heroine’s Journey questionnaire up to six pages online and add up to ten professional pictures of yourself and your work.
  • 20% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide
  • free entrance to the special The Heroine’s Journey in One Day conference which is held once every quarter in 2018 (the four locations in 2018 are Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona)

Price is :  Euro 449 for one year 

The programmes last for 365 days, after which you will be asked if you’d like to renew your subscription.

You want to become a Heroine’s Journey Friend?  Mail Peter at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl to receive info how to make that happen.

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