Reveal! Sketch Comedy Show Title and Image!

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Well I promised you more on the sketch comedy show for which I’ve been fiendishly making props, and here it is! Me Inside Me’s new show is called “Witch, Please,” and will be running at Donny’s Skybox Theater at the Second City training center in October!

And we’re really excited about this one.

We’ve got our original cast from our first show, and I have to tell you, my co-writers are even funnier than ever, which you wouldn’t think was possible, but there you have it.

As always, there will be booze.

This show is fast-paced, really varied, and this time around, we’re doing music again. And let’s not forget about the props. Obviously the whole show is about the props.

Though the most impressive of the props is being fabricated by someone else, and that sketch alone should be worth the price of admission!

Was that all vague enough for you? Good, then come see the show!

In or near Chicago in October? Come see “Me Inside Me Presents: Witch, Please,” on October 1, 8, 22 and 29 at Donny’s Skybox Theater at 7 pm. Tickets available at SecondCity.com.

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A Bloggery Update and Other Such Nonsense

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I’ve been a bad little blogger, though come April’s A to Z Blogging Challenge, you’ll probably get tired of my constant updates. For those who don’t know, the A to Z Blogging Challenge has you blogging the alphabet six days a week through April, and visiting a ton of blogs. It’s really a blast, and some of the commenters you see around here are friends from last year!

The reason I’ve been so absent is it turns out we are remounting “Me Inside Me,” the comedy show we had earlier this year at the Second City Training Center at the conclusion of our writing program. Well, we’re sort of remounting it; there will be a ton of new material. As of right now we’re slated to run Saturday nights in May at Donny’s Skybox Theater.

Crazy.

So there has been a lot of work in that direction, enough to be a little blog neglectful. Sorry about that, but I’ll get the balance going. Eventually. I guess.

And I’m hoping to give a little more attention to the manuscripts that have gotten sadly neglected. Does that sound like considering Camp NaNoWriMo to anyone? That would be foolhardy, right? Right?

Hmm.

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The Show Must Go On! Or Start. Whichever.

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Well, the show opens tomorrow! I’m nervous and excited and not sure, exactly, what to do with myself. We have to dress up a bit. Fancy.

There is honestly little else going on in my brain right now, though I’m probably not as big a bundle of nerves as the actors. They’re pretty amazing, and I think they will have it down and do an incredible job.

It’s been a year of meeting and working with some remarkable people, and through that, some growth. I tried on a new medium, couldn’t get it to fit quite right, tried on something medium-adjacent — comedic songwriting — and found it felt warm and tickly. Or should I say, warm & fuzzy.

OK, that is a joke only I would get, because one of my songs in the show is called “Warm & Fuzzy.” So it was hilarious, but really only to me. I digress. Ish.

I promise the whole show is much funnier than that.

So by next week, I will have much to report, after the audience reacts to our work for the first time. Assuming there is an audience. Let’s hope there’s an audience.

Hey, if you’re in Chicago, come see the show!

“Me Inside Me,” A Writing 6 Revue, Fridays 7:30 pm Jan. 8-29 at Donny’s Skybox at Second City. Click for Tickets.

Check out  my full-length novels,  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!

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Off to a New Start

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Happy New Year, everyone! I heard the other day that you are only supposed to say that through Wednesday, but I don’t know who invented that rule, and I don’t think we need to stick by it. So who knows, I may repeat myself on Thursday. Just because.

So here we are, right in the very opening notes of a fresh new year. There’s something about that ticking over of the calendar, the arriving again at a January, a blank one, an unused one. Something about the possibility of a year that could look entirely different than the one that came before it.

If you want that, that is. For some it might mark the chance to settle back into something that is wonderfully familiar, to embrace that, and allow it to grow. And that has allure as well.

It might seem silly to put so much into a date, so much into an ever-growing number that propels us, slowly, onward and deeper into the future. And yet the potential for change is nearly palpable. We all know it’s there.

I started this year with something new blocked onto the calendar, our Writing 6 show at the Second City Training Center. Curtain goes up on Friday. Metaphorically, at least; the stage actually doesn’t have a curtain.

So will this year be different for you than the last? Do you want it to be?

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And After Nearly a Year…

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So I’ve written a lot about the comedy-writing class I’ve been taking, and our show is coming up fast! We now have a title and a poster and everything.

Here it is, thanks to the brilliant work of my classmates:

It’s really happening! All the props are propped, with a few last-minute additions today, and it’s getting pretty exciting. If you’re in the Chicago area, or will be in the Chicago area, come and check it out!

It’s amazing to think that a year ago, I probably hadn’t even considered entering the writing program. As we all know, I’ve had my glitches with it, and I’ve found that this style may not be my style, but I’ve also grown through it. I’ve met people I never would have otherwise known, and it really got me to broaden my relatively narrowed horizons.

Was it a perfect experience? Of course it wasn’t, but then again, nothing is ever a perfect experience. It was an amazing experience, though, and an opportunity for which I am grateful.

Writing ebbs and flows, and sometimes you find yourself working on things that don’t quite fit, and other times the words simply come out. But it’s good to test it, to try something else, because next thing you know, your name might be on a poster somewhere.

But hopefully not a “Wanted” poster. That would be taking this advice entirely the wrong way.

Check out  my full-length novels,  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!

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