Well, I'm getting back into the swing of things over at UCB. I've knocked some sketch classes out of the way and I'm starting to improv again. Listen, I can belt a song to high heaven in front of hundreds of folks no problem. But there's something about improv class that scares the crap out of me. AND I LIKE IT!
Congrats to this fabulous team for such a hilarious and successful opening night! It's been a blast watching these folks work. I'm very grateful to be a part of the process. Go, Hil, go!
Tonight was our first preview. We did it! Can't wait to see how the show evolves during previews and up til opening. We have a fun little skit for you folks, that's for sure.
WOW! I am so blown away by the talent involved in this production. I'm really excited and honored to be working with this group of folks. These next few months are going to be awesome.
Sadly, my Sketch 101 class at Upright Citizens Brigade has officially come to an end. But what a fun time I had! I learned a ton, plus I have almost a dozen new sketches to add to my writing repertoire. La dee dah.
Well, today was fun! I was invited to join in filming a sketch for the website College Humor where I got to foam at the mouth and stare into a bowl of neverending pasta in an Olive Garden purgatory. Don't worry, it'll make more sense when the sketch is released and subsequently goes viral. Fun stuff!!
I've been sitting pretty on this one for a while, but I can finally announce it... I'll be making my New World Stages debut with the new Off-Broadway romp, Clinton The Musical !
The show will be starring Tony-nominee Kerry Butler and Emmy-winner Judy Gold. We'll be directed by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges. Holy smokes. Now that's a line-up.
To read up on the rest of the cast, click HERE for the full press release.
I'm very excited to announce that I've been cast in one of my all-time favorite shows, Rent! This fall, I'll be joining Uncompromising Artist Productions's adaptation of Johnathan Larson's hit musical as Alexi Darling/Maureen cover.
For those unfamiliar with the Edinburgh Festival, it is the world's largest arts festival, held annually in Scotland. And 2015 happens to mark the 20th anniversary of Rent. So, in other words, this should be goooooood.
Had my first class of the new year today at UCB in their sketch writing program. I took sketch at the PIT at the end of last year and figured I'd tinker around at UCB for a while. Super excited to be writing with some fine folks!
Damn. 2014 was awesome. Here's my professional year in review:
~Originated a role in Off-Broadway's Til Divorce Do Us Part at the DR2 Theatre
~Divorce then got nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Revue!
~Performed with the cast of Divorce on Seth Rudetsky's Broadway podcast
~I was featured in Go Magazine as one of their "Hot 100" women professionals
~Made my NYMF debut in the adorable Rescue Rue
~I killed it at Broadway Sessions
~Originated another Off-Broadway role in Bedbugs!!! The Musical!
~Bedbugs!!! proved to be a hit and was chosen as Critic's Pick in both the NY Times and Time Out
~I got rave reviews for my role in Bedbugs!!!
~I finished Sketch 101 at The PIT and began writing with my comedy partner, April
~Was chosen as one of 20 contestants (out of 250 auditioners) to compete in Next Broadway Sensation
I'm super grateful for 2014 and am just so excited for what 2015 will bring!
Happy New Year, everyone!