Help save my marriage
This is a new short I wrote.
The World of a Artistic Mom: Lilly's Talent Agent and Socko Scam -
So at the start of April I got an email from an agency. For the purpose of this article I will keep all names of the agency, photographer and myself out. I wanted folks to know the experience but don’t want other agencies to not take me on because of this incident.
The email said:
Producing 101 -
Hey guys, thanks to everyone that followed my Process. I am going to be teaching a producing class for Second City if you are interested follow the link
There are a couple of wonderful groups going on here right now about Chicago theater in the 1980s and 1990s, and in a thread dedicated to the indispensable, inimitable, and indomitable Sheldon Patinkin, the lovely and talented Jennifer Markowitz recounted his rules for directing. I love them so much that I am reposting them here. I think even non-theater folks can take something away from them that would be highly useful! (The “I” referenced in the parentheticals below is Ms. Markowitz, but I can echo her sentiments as someone who was also lucky enough to study directing with Sheldon.)
TimeOut Chicago's Review of the Show
The opening night card the cast made me.
When I was 20 years old I signed up for “Comedy Cabaret” at Columbia College for the fall semester. I had NO idea how to write a sketch but I spent the entire summer writing down funny ideas, lines, and what I thought to be scenes. I walked into my first day of class with about 20 full pieces of paper.
Two years ago I got accepted into the directors program. I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant when the offer came in. SC offered to let me defer for a year while I had the baby (soooooo glad I took that offer)
But from the moment I knew I got in I started to think about what I wanted my final project to look like without any idea of how to put a revue together.
I can’t not put into words what an amazing year this has been, I feel the happiest I have in a long time. I am so sad to see the year come to and end, but all I can think about is wanting to start a new process, what I would do different.
I am excited for tonight, and nervous. But as they say in the Olympics “It’s a lot of pressure but I have to trust my instincts at this point” I don’t know who the hell said that, but I saw it in a commercial and thought it was relevant.
Today plan to go to SC at 7pm print out playbills, grab a keyboard and have my MD understudy (yup opening night understudy) run songs with the cast. Then pace around with a look of terror on my face and hope I don’t make everyone uncomfortable. Then sit in the house and do nothing. That’s the plan anyway.