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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Baking Bread & Acting

For my birthday (June), my mother gave me a Lodge 7 quart cast iron dutch oven so I could make No Knead Bread popularized by the New York Times. It’s a simple recipe: flour, salt, yeast, water. That’s it. All the ingredients you need. But here’s the catch. I’ve made six loaves of bread so […]

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The Eight Characters of Comedy

I’ve been re-watching Cheers on Netflix. It was a childhood staple along with Night Court and Three’s Company. Later it was Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Just Shoot Me, Arrested Development and Scrubs (I’ve watched every episode at least twice). I love making people laugh and I’ve always been drawn to comedy. I recently finished UCB 401. […]

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AdlerImprov – For Actors, Not Chariactures

Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed-down frames of reference, memory choked with old facts and information and undigested theories and techniques of other people’s findings. Spontaneity is the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with reality and see it, explore […]

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LA My Way

Seven years ago or so, I was visiting Brian and Rachel, a close high school friend and his wife. Rachel asked if I’d ever move to LA. I emphatically said no. I love Chicago. My mom lives in Chicago. My home is Chicago. Right now, I’m sitting outside Rachel and Brian’s house in Thousand Oaks, […]

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