Three Years in LA

Three Years in LA

October 20th marks three years in LA. Here’s where I am and what I’ve learned: It’s a process “It’s a process” is my go to phrase when people ask how it’s going in LA. Process is product. Focus on the process and the results will take care of themselves. Play the long game A year […]

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The Pool iO West

iO West and The Pool

A surfer. A salsa dancer. A cancer survivor support group organizer. A yogi. A MA theatre studies grad. A personality test aficionado. A dog walker. And a publicist. That’s who played in the second round of iO West’s “The Pool”, a show that features graduates of the iO West and iO Chicago improv training program. […]

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St. Patrick's Day Songs

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day. One of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid, my parents would make corned beef and cabbage. I hated it. It wasn’t until years later that I appreciated its delicious goodness. Every St. Patrick’s Day, my father would put his Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Live at Carnegie Hall record on […]

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2016 Resolutions

2015 was a character building year. I started the year in debt, which is fine. I’ve become accustomed to a certain degree of living in discomfort. But it’s the first time where I’ve carried debt for an entire year. Nothing crazy, but enough to be a nuisance. The problem with debt is that it hangs […]

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Two Years in Hollywood

It’s been two years since I pulled into Brian and Rachel’s driveway in Thousand Oaks and officially arrived in California. My high school friend, his wife and their two kiddos graciously housed Uncle Rob for three weeks while I searched for accommodations in LA. Reminder – I still have their kitchen table and two red […]

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UCB LA and Julie Brister Part 2

In the second half of my interview with Julie Brister, she addresses questions about acting in Los Angeles, what makes a good improviser, how improv has changed since she started, how UCB has changed and what’s in store for her future. Most everyone who moves to LA with dreams of pursuing their passion is faced […]

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