Apologies for the lack up updates - there's been a lot going on!
Here are the big highlights:
And in personal news.....
Jonah and I have signed a new lease in Chicago in the West Edgewater neighborhood, AND we recently had to replace one of our cars. So the two of us with our two Honda's, Hank and Rhonda, will be moving in the next month before Jonah leaves for Normal, Illinois to perform in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival through mid August. Meanwhile, I have a wedding to plan..... sleep is for the weak!!!!
Iron Horses Can't Be Broken is now "officially" launched with Episode 3! Alton Bartleby's investigations commence, as he delves into a mystery ten years gone cold. Subscribe, rate, and review it on iTunes. You can also listen online at http://burningbrigid.com/category/synesthesia-theatre/. Each episode is only 20 minutes, and I am featured as one of the main characters throughout the season.
A note from Iron Horses author and director of the audio drama, Michael Coorlim:
"Today episode 3 of the Iron Horses Can't Be Broken audio drama goes live. It's a steampunk western serial we've produced and are making freely available through the Synesthesia Theatre podcast, starring some of Chicago's finest vocal talent.I've waited until now to really post about it because I want you guys to be able to binge on the first couple episodes and get a good sense of it. We're really happen with how it turned out.
So hey. If you want to hear what we've done, give it a listen. The first two episodes are on iTunes (third will be going live there whenever Apple gets around to it) and you can subscribe to it there, or directly through our RSS feed.
If you like it, please consider writing a review on iTunes. It just takes a minute, and does a lot to improve our visibility."
Iron Horses Can't be Broken is officially on iTunes, and we're already got some great early reviews! Check it out and subscribe to get in on the meaty audio-drama podcast action. The "official" launch will be after the 3rd episode, when Burning Brigid Media really starts pushing. They're really fun, and a perfect 20 minute adventure for the daily commute. Episode 2 is now available on iTunes and at burningbrigid.com. I appear throughout this episode!
Meanwhile, I'm getting ready for my second day of shooting for Emily, a short film by Abdullah Azizi, an MFA student at Columbia College. I play the title character in this film, which explores Emily's desire to get out and change her life, even if it starts with just a little conscious optimism and a couple small steps out the door. I'll definitely share when the film is complete!
I had a couple more auditions today, and several more scheduled in the coming weeks, on top of The Dreamchild Neverists rehearsals over at Dream Theatre Company. The show is really starting to take shape - the main set construction is done, several of the puppets are near completion, and we're having way too much fun rehearsing this thing. Our General C.C. Possum might be the cutest thing on stage come March. Tickets should be available soon!
Thanks for checking in, and I hope to have more news after the results of these next auditions!!
Drumroll please.......the first episode of Iron Horses Can't Be Broken is now available!!
I appear in this episode and throughout this steampunk western audio drama as Florence Bartleby. Give it a listen (free, and only 20 minutes!) and find the Synesthesia Theatre podcast on iTunes to rate, subscribe, and find more episodes as they're released!
You can also subscribe to Synesthesia Theatre's mailing list for news, announcements, and a free audio drama episode.
Back from vacation and back into the swing of things!
I was just cast as Shoshanna (and others) in The Dreamchild Neverists, Dream Theatre Company's most ambitious show yet. Runs Mar 24-April 17, and this one is going to be a huge undertaking (and totally worth it). Fun fact - one of my characters is a pink vampire poodle, AKA "Vampoodle"! We'll be dealing in a fantastical world full of strange characters and we'll be creating all kinds of delightful feats of puppetry, projection, and theatrical magic to bring them to life. More details and ticket information will be available soon, check back at the Current Projects page.
Meanwhile, my second spot for Innovative Express Care from last summer is now public! Check out the video here or on my Media - Commercials page. We had a little too much fun shooting different variations of my reaction shot in this - hope you enjoy! ;)
The audio drama Iron Horses Can't Be Broken is nearly for launch! The first episodes are being made available in February, and I can't wait to hear our hard work come to fruition. In the meantime, checkout Burning Brigid Media's page and my cast interview. I think listeners are going to love this very original steampunk western adventure story.
And finally, in an effort to continue building my strength and circus skills, I'll be taking a Circus Fitness course every Friday at the Actor's Gymnasium, next week through the end of March! I loved the Circus Arts Level 1 class I took, but it made me realize I definitely need to build up my strength in order to readily expand my circus skills.
Ready to make 2016 mine, see you at the theatre!
Yesterday I wrapped my part on Iron Horses Can't Be Broken with Burning Brigid Media. It's a little bittersweet, as it's been a truly delightful group to work with. Everyone was a total pro, and I was utterly impressed by the level of talent that came together to make this 11 episode audio-drama a reality. It's going to be a thrilling ride and I can't wait to share the podcast with everyone once it's live! Voiceover is definitely something I want to start doing a lot more of, if I can. It's totally convinced me that it's time to invest in a good home studio mic!
Audience Annihilated 3: The Trouble With Angels closed last weekend as well (to awesome final Halloween loving audiences) so now I can focus 100% of my efforts on my next project, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. You may be familiar with the Frank Capra film, but this rendition of the holiday favorite is performed in 1946 by a Manhattan radio station as a live radio play! The viewers become the live studio audience and will be prompted to laugh, cry, and applaud along as the actors create the characters and live sound effects on stage. There are even a couple "live commercial breaks" and complimentary cookies and hot cocoa for all audience members. I am Sally Applewhite, Miss Ohio 1943, fresh off the set of her latest Hollywood film, playing the role of Mary Hatch in the radio play. The entire cast, aside from my role, are returning from last year's acclaimed production. I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into the Sally Applewhite role and help continue this Oil Lamp Theater tradition - which is already selling tickets like gangbusters! OLT now features reserved seating, so I highly recommend getting tickets early so you get your pick of seats. Tickets can be purchased at OilLampTheater.org Use my special "Friends & Family" discount code "life" to get $5 off tickets!
Hope to see you at the theater, friends! <3
Rehearsals have also begun for Audience Annihilated 3: The Trouble With Angels, the next installment of Dream Theatre Company's intimate horror experience just in time for Halloween. As we keep saying in rehearsal, this show is "going to ruin people". It's pretty freaking messed up, and I don't scare easy. I like to describe it as "The Strangers" meetings "Going Clear." This is a very unique experience, I definitely recommend it for Halloween thrill seekers. I'll be playing the character "Drill". Tickets are now on sale! https://www.artful.ly/store/events/7190
Soon I hope to share an webisode of #SelfieGuy that I appeared in. It's a very goofy web series, and it was a lot of fun shooting with that group. We shot a couple spots, so hope to see that soon!
Check out the links below for some past #SelfieGuy videos!
It's going to be a busy Fall and Winter with the podcast, DTC's show, and then Oil Lamp Theater's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (I'm playing Sally Applewhite/Mary).
More updates to come!
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