Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inundating Hollywood

I love fall, which is a season we don't often get to experience here in Los Angeles. It has been raining almost non-stop for a week and I LOVE it. Makes me want to break out my sweaters, bake, and drink anything with "pumpkin" in the title. 
I'm excited for my four performances at two different theatres within a four-block radius in Hollywood on Halloween weekend. I'll be performing in Haunted House of Improvised Horror at Improv Olympic on 10/29 and 10/30, and going on with the alternate cast of Skeleton Stories at Theatre of NOTE on 10/28 and 10/31. Please come check us out if you're in the area. Or make a special trip. Both shows are that good. My fellow improvisers with Haunted House are brilliant and Skeleton Stories has been getting consistently amazing reviews and is a beautiful and spooky show.

A few weekends ago I spent three days shooting a webseries with the folks at We had a blast - over the course of the shoot I got to protest the killing of pigs, throw a guy into the ocean, attack him with vegetables, and shove him into the back of a kidnapper van. I love being an actor.

An interview I did with Shanna Micko and Steve Yager of Leaving Bliss just went live on the website Brains of Minerva. The interview is very informative about creating your own webseries, and these two are comic geniuses, good friends, and generally swell people whom I was lucky enough to watch tie the knot last week. Congratulations, you two! 

My acting class with Stephen Book continues to blow my mind, because of the content and what I'm learning, but also because of the talent of my classmates. Last night we celebrated many successes in class, including TWO Ovation nominations for Anna Khaja for her one-woman show Shaheed and one for Lisa Canning for Something Happened at Pacific Stages. Classmate and friend Kevin Ashworth was on last night's episode of "Law & Order: Los Angeles." So fun to be surrounded by so much awesome.

Speaking of awesome, I saw two short films at the Lady Filmmakers Festival that really touched my heart - Worth and The Butterfly Circus, which is available to watch on YouTube. See both of them, you won't regret it. They are stunning and poignant films.

Thanks for making it through a link-laden update. I'm on avail for a commercial, so fingers crossed. Come see shows Halloween weekend! Happy Autumn!