Robert A Lynch

2016 in Review

I grew a lot as an actor this year – more physical, playful, artistic, vocal and comfortable in chaos. I also made a big distinction toward the end of 2016 that really changed my perspective, and subsequently, my outlook for 2017: there’s a huge difference between struggling and being in the struggle. The latter includes […]

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The Stand-In Bootleg Theater

“The Stand-In” at Bootleg Theater

THE STAND-IN at Bootleg Theater looks behind the scenes of “Double Indemnity,” an iconic title of the Film Noir canon. Two WW2 exiles – Billy Wilder, the picture’s director, and Kasia, an enigmatic young woman – struggle for identity as foreigners while the film is written, shot, and premiered in a strange new land: Los […]

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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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Lesly Kahn Intensive

I just completed Lesly Kahn’s December Intensive and it was…intense-ive. For those of you that don’t know Lesly’s method, it’s “a simplified…way of breaking your scene down by focusing mostly on identifying subtext or what Lesly calls ‘thoughts’ behind what you’re saying based on what is going on in the scene, the relationship, and what […]

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DubTopia! with Drake & Lasley

Last week, I caught DubTopia! with Drake & Lasley at The Holding Company. It’s a monthly sketch show put on by DeDe Drake and Sherra Lasley. I know DeDe from improv class at the Annoyance and Sherra from slinging me beers at iO Chicago. What a treat. This month’s show featured: Connor Tillman – a […]

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