Reena's Background: An amateur photographer, successful businesswoman and new mother, Reena's life seems to be in top gear, until her husband's crisis of grief brings it all to a grinding halt – and pushes her to strike out in new directions.
I steal the image of total strangers,
but I am closer to them, closer to them than him
Director on Julie/Reena: "Julie's charisma is so warm – she is a natural caretaker, so it was beautiful to see her relationship with Jan as Caroline develop, both on and off screen, and become an important theme in the story. Julie's emotions are always just under the skin, and there's no hiding them, which draws people in to Reena's struggle for love and her life-changing friendship."
JULIE DANAO-SALKIN (Reena Santiago Isaacs) has performed on Broadway doing such shows as LENNON (Original Company) originating the role of "Yoko Ono", "RENT" (U/S to Mimi Maureen), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (original company.) She also traveled on National Tours: MISS SAIGON, RENT, and AIDA (Standby for role of Amneris); and Off-Broadway: THE KARAOKE SHOW and SAVAGES (by writer Anne Nelson/Backhouse productions). Her films include 101 WAYS…THREE PENNY AMERICA and READING LESSONS. SECOND GENERATION PRODUCTIONS has nurtured her goal, by producing her works THANK YOU, ANDREW and SOMETHING MORE, both featuring original songs, and stories. Also through 2G, she was a featured performer in their Concert of Excellence at Lincoln Center 2003 & 2004, as well as, performed one of her original songs at Carnegie Hall.