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.

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.


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


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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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


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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!


Thurs Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm (tonight!)
Comedy Central Stage @ The Hudson

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

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




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


Thurs Sept 25 @ 8:00 pm
Theatricum Botanicum


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


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#TriplePlay week of #Comedy

Triple Play Comedy





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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thank you Amy and Ryan for the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Let’s raise awareness and funds for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. I hereby challenge my fellow Bulldogs from #Yale Gymnastics Team Class of ’03.  You have 24 hours to complete your challenge and donate. Go to www.alsa.org for more info. And thanks to my cast mates at #Theatricum for helping me film the video before our show today! #Shakespeare

FYI: The water used in this video is sourced from the fountain used on set for “Much Ado About Nothing” at Theatricum. #drought #awareness #SoCal

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July 2014 Newsletter

Theatricum Botanicum

If you’re in Southern California this weekend, join me for the opening of “Much Ado About Nothing” at Theatricum Botanicum. I play Margaret, the bawdy ladies’ maid. Show runs July 12 to Sept 28 in repertory.

Last month, I submitted my pilot “Sunnyside Estates” to NBC Playground. The network is hosting an online competition for new writer-actor-producers. More news in the fall when they announce semi-finalists. Fingers crossed!

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