Last night was a good night for me as a teacher and solo performer. My solo performance students did their short pieces at the Gene Frankel Underground, where Groove Mama Ink currently resides. It’s a lovely black box theatre just north of Houston kind of smack dab in between the East and West Villages. It’s been an interesting process. I’m a bit concerned that people don’t care about this unless it has some cheap sexy title but last night restored my faith somewhat. Mariah Freda, Laura Mannino, and Josh Kauffman all got up and gave some thrilling performances that were quite moving.