Watch “It’s a Wonderful Day!” right now. Here. Online. My latest short film written and directed by Julie Brett. Also starring Matthew McKenna and Donald Watson. What a fun project. #short #film #musical #happygoluckyO
Last month marked the release of my sketch comedy video with Mom Mayhem … THE LITERAL POLICE! Thanks to Elise Robertson and Mouncey Ferguson III for bringing me onboard as MOM.
My other big news … I’m currently in rehearsals for my THIRD SEASON with Looseleaf Theatre Co in Irvine. I play Nerissa in “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare. OPENS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
Fri May 15 @ 9:00 pm
Undateable @ Second City
Sat May 23 thru Sun June 7
The Merchant of Venice @ Looseleaf Theatre
Tues May 26 @ 9:00 pm
Trippingly on the Tongue @Second City
Feeling honored and grateful to be part of the THIS IS NOT A TAN community. Last night, we had an amazing performance of BLACK HISTORY MONTH in front of a full house at iO West. Still feeling the buzz! Thank you to our amazing leader and writer, Charity L. Miller. #HOTEP #thisisnotatan #sketch #comedy
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
Thank you for being a part of my year. From stage to screen, and everything in between, you have been a part of my community. For that I am grateful.
What a year! My nephews Henry (left) and Cal (far right) made their world debuts. My 3-year-old niece Barrett (in green) grew into a walking, singing, dancing delight. Visits to Berkeley and Brooklyn were highlights for sure.
On the career side of things, I formed my LLC and filmed “Topanga Rose” (now in post production). Performing and teaching Shakespeare kept me busy and happy. I had the pleasure of playing Adriana in “The Comedy of Errors” and Margaret in “Much Ado About Nothing” (the latter earned me my equity card!). And the world of comedy continues to treat me well thanks to my extended family at The Second City, iO West and The Groundlings.
Wishing you happiness, health and adventure in 2015 and beyond.
Up, Up, and Away!
Last month was filled with filming, teaching, and family time. With some pumpkin pie and a trip to Brooklyn in the mix.
Principal photography wrapped, and Post-Production is in motion for my short film Topanga Rose. Rose, a young girl living with Cystic Fibrosis, goes on a birthday picnic with her mother, and an unexpected guest brings them peace. I wrote the film in memory of my cousin, Tracy Marie Wright. Makes me smile now to think of her. A more detailed announcement about the film is on its way this month. For now, enjoy some pics from the shoot and follow @TopangaRoseFilm on Twitter.
This week, I am thrilled to lead a Shakespeare workshop – Maids, Maidens & Matriarchs! – as part of Cake Batter’s Funny Women Festival at iO West in Hollywood. Click here for more info. Enrollment is only $25, and benefits go to Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
Last, but not least, I perform next week in Trippingly on the Tongue (a Shakespeare showcase) at The Second City Hollywood. I co-produced the event with Brian Vestal and am super excited to play Kate and Olivia…plus a lil’ Beatrice walk on. Click here for tickets.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement. Especially at this time of year, I am reminded how important it is to have friends and family together – even if digitally.
Classical Comedy: Shakespeare’s Maids, Maidens & Matriarchs
Take the fear out of Shakespeare with this fun and supportive workshop! Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum company member and Second City grad, Carolyn Marie Wright, will introduce you to techniques in Scansion, Rhetoric and Text Analysis and then apply these techniques to specially-selected (female!) monologues. Carolyn uses her unique blend of Classical and Contemporary Comedy to encourage participants to create multi-layered, grounded characters and “find the funny” in high stake situations. All experience levels welcome.
Please join me for a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of THIS IS NOT A TAN at Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson. It’s been awesome working with director Dwayne Colbert, writer Charity L. Miller and my amazing cast. I’ve never been in a show like this before . . . you don’t want to miss it!
My summer of Shakespeare has been wonderful, and I am happy to announce…I earned my Equity card! I am officially a member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). Thank you all so much for supporting me as I made my journey into the union!
Lots of upcoming shows this month…including three more chances to see me play Margaret in “Much Ado About Nothing” at Theatricum Botanicum and two chances to see me in the PREMIERE of “This is Not a Tan” at The Second City Hollywood. Hope to see you for a show!