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