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Apr.13.2014
This, the second of my blogs growing out of the book Salinger by Shields and Salerno, is taken from a letter he wrote to Joyce Maynard. I won’t comment on Jerry’s relationships with women in general, and Joyce in particular; I’ll just include here the interesting riff on Jazz and Writing he wrote...
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Mar.04.2012
Thirteen years ago today Improv Teacher and director Del Close (known for his creation of The Harold and founder of iO Chicago along with having a lot of legendary students) died. If he was still alive on March 9th, (this upcoming Friday) he would have been seventy eight years old. Someone made a...
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Jul.27.2008
When I first got on the Redroom as a completely unplublished writer/rabid blogger the overwhelming welcome was warm, genuine and wonderful. A year later as an unpulbished rabid blogger doing a seven week improvisational theater festival in San Francisco I still find the words genuine warm and...
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Jul.02.2008
It is almost hard at this point to express The Chicago Improv Festival Experience, as, but I will try. It was incredible. Wonderful moments. Strange moments. Joy, bewilderment. Great shows, emotional shutdowns fits of laughing all mixed with Viva Las Vegas, The Rat Pack, it being on like...
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Jul.01.2008
I have been touring on the road so much (Chicago, Los Angeles, and now Minneapolis) along with the upcoming San Francisco Improv Festival, I feel I have left the Redroom in the corner crying Why don't you love me. Well, I do. I love you Redroom. So this is a full on excerpt of my blog of The...
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Feb.27.2008
There are hundreds of fantastic books out there to learn the craft of improvisational theater. From Viola Spolin's classic Improvisation for the Theater to The Annoyance Theater Chicago's Mick Napier's book Improvise: Scene from The Inside Out and many many others. But if you want a fast read and...
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Feb.17.2008
This week I found the real Ying and Yang all around. When things are bad personally? Professionally it seems to always rise above. Then all of a sudden when you so need for the Ying and Yang to balance itself out? It magically does. Thursday I was honored to work on Milk (The story of...
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Jan.04.2008
Every time when a friend asks me about my theater life, I always say the book I would write would be called Lesbian Dancing after the Show. Always an inside joke for the people who lived through it. My husband. Those cast members. Myself:Thank you for coming to our show! We are here every Friday...