It’s a Wonderful Day! (short film)

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

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May the Fourth be with you…Literally.

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!

Merchant-of-Venice

UPCOMING SHOWS

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

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Blck Hstry Mnth

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

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TINAT @ UCB Sunset

TINAT @ UCBNew Sketches.
New Venue.
Same Stupid.

This is Not a Tan opens 2015 with our first show at UCB Sunset!
Mon Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm.
Only $5.
RSVP strongly suggested.
IT. WILL. SELL. OUT.

FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/406773656157261/

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Happy New Year!

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
– Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1850

 

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.

Coming up: save the date for Monday January 12. I will perform at UCB Sunset for the first time with “This is Not a Tan” before we return to The Second City for a four-month run.

Wishing you happiness, health and adventure in 2015 and beyond.

Up, Up, and Away!

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December 2014 Newsletter

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 RoseRose, 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.

         

My teaching adventures continue. Just finished a Teen Monologue class at Noise Within theatre in Pasadena. So fun to help these high school students prep for college auditions!

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.

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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.

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Funny Women Fest LA 2014

Here ye! Here ye! I’m teaching a ‪#‎Shakespeare‬ workshop for ‪#‎ladies‬ at Cake Batter’s Funny Women Festival next week. Get your ‪#‎comedy‬ on! ‪#‎fwfla‬

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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.

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UNDATEABLE @ SC

Super excited to play tonight with some awesome people. See you at 9:00. Yay Robyn Norris, Amanda Blake Davis, Rob Belushi, Patrick Quinlan, and Bob Ladewig#‎sketch‬ ‪#‎comedy‬ ‪#‎yesand

UNDATEABLE @ SC

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October 2014 Newsletter

I am excited to have a fun collection of shows coming up this month!

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!

 

THIS IS NOT A TAN
Thurs Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm (tonight!)
Comedy Central Stage @ The Hudson

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
Sun Oct 12 @ 11:00 am
Creative Playground @ Theatricum Botanicum

OFF THE GRID IMPROV
Fri Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Theatricum Botanicum’s 4th Annual BOOtanicum

Comedy Central Stage

Off the Grid 2014

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September 2014 Newsletter

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!

September Show Dates 2014

 

FOR THE LINK SAVVY…HERE IS THE INFO IN TEXT FORM!

 

#sketch
Wed Sept 10 @ 9:00 pm
Wed Sept 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Second City Hollywood

 

#improv
Thurs Sept 25 @ 8:00 pm
Theatricum Botanicum

 

#shakespeare
Sat Sept 13 @ 8:00 pm
Sun Sept 21 @ 3:30 pm
Sun Sept 28 @ 7:30 pm

 

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