Penny Orloff was a working actor and dancer in Los Angeles when a Juilliard scholarship took her to New York. She sang more than 20 Principal Soprano roles for New York City Opera and played featured roles on Broadway under directors Harold Prince and Joseph Papp. Theater, concert, and opera engagements took her all over the US, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Her solo show, “JEWISH THIGHS ON BROADWAY” –based on her novel of the same name (Amazon.com and other outlets)—toured the US for a decade, including a successful run off-Broadway in 2005. Her current show, “SONGS AND STORIES FROM A NOT-QUITE-KOSHER LIFE,” premiered in Seattle in 2019. She is the author of “Art as Lifework, Life as Artwork,” a creativity seminar and workbook offered nationwide since 1991; and is still procrastinating on her new book, “Who Would You Be If You Had Nothing to Bitch About?” She is a regular contributor of stories to the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise, and worked for a dozen years as an arts journalist for various online and print media. A Tarot reader for over 50 years, Penny has used the cards in her counseling practice for decades.