Ms. Blem has been involved with touring projects,
developing plays, and hands on reworking of original material both as an
actress and a director since 1980. Her
first project was as an Artist in Residence in the Seattle Schools System where
she helped rework and direct a play and poetry about the environment that two
sixth grade classes had written. Ms.
Blem toured with Family Album, a play dealing with issues that children face
every day....i.e. divorcing parents, combining two families into one, and
cultural differences, etc.....as an actress throughout the Portland area for
three years.. She directed Secrets for Kaiser Permanente, a play
that reached teenagers on an emotional level about AIDS, for the first two
years of its touring, as well as their production of Mr. Body Wise. She helped edit a three person version of Quilters
(two actresses and an accompanist) in which she played multiple roles,
performing often in
As a director Ms. Blem has been involved in numerous readings of drafts of original scripts for selected listeners as well as public gatherings. She also worked with Don Horn at Triangle Productions on two of his original scripts that had full productions, Tell Momma Goodbye and Don't Know the Color of Rainbows, Actually, helping to develop and hone the dramatic through going line of action of the plays and the through going line of the characters' spines.
Ms. Blem has also been involved in many readings of
drafts of original works as an actress.
She has performed in several original productions. One was