So one week ago, Rocky & I put on our show, Happy Hour with Rocky & Hannah at the PIT Loft. We produced it ourselves and with some guidance from our friend/coach/music arranger/director Michael Pesce we developed an hour of material which included musical theatre standards, jazz standards, pop music, an ukulele, an accordion, jokes, and games.
The entire process was challenging and exhilarating for me as an artist. To collaborate with other artists I really respect and admire in order to express ourselves through whatever medium is what I moved to New York City to do. It was scary but empowering experience to share my voice, and point of view. Luckily, we had THE BEST audience, and nearly sold out the space.
So thank you to everyone who came out to support this project-- your attendance, well wishes, and wonderful feedback mean a lot to me, thank you to Michael for your sharing your time and talents with us, thank you to our wonderfully talented accompanist Henry, you are amazing and I can't wait to work with you again, and last but not least thank you to Rocky, friend/collaborator/producer/star/fellow happy hour enthusiast---you rock, seriously! Cheers to future creative projects from us individually and as a creative team!
June 15th you gotta go to our hip hop improv show,
North Coast party like it don't stop,
Reckless Theater at 6 o'clock!
Get ya tickets-- buy 'em online,
Then get ya ass there on time!
The very talented Rocky Vega and I am producing our very own cabaret. Saturday, 6/24/17 at 7 pm at the PIT Loft.
Join us for an hour of singing and fun! Seating is limited to get your tickets now.
Comedy is nothing more than truth and exaggeration. Truth and Exaggeration is nothing more than an hour of long form improvised comedy where performers take a one word suggestion from the audience, kick it around, and come up with scenes based on that discussion. We will be recording the podcast live at the Loft on Sunday, 4/2 at 8 PM!
Come check us out, and you may win a t-shirt!
Or you may not because there's only one.
Regardless, you will have a good time.
I have had a blast working with the extremely talented cast and company of Old School Sketch Show. You don't wanna miss this show!
When Dallas Travers, the Actors' Advocate, announced she would be giving away five scholarships for her 42 Day Book A Job Challenge I knew I had to try for one. The submission process was straight forward. The only thing I had to do was make a short video explaining why I am a booking machine. I submitted, and I won a partial scholarship for the program.
It was love at first sight. The website that all the training is on is intuitive, user friendly, and packed full of printouts, videos, and many other goodies. The program is so well thought out that it takes a week of prep before you can even begin your 42 days. I mean, a program that merges all of my nerdy, type A attributes with my creativity to benefit my career?! Yes, yes a million times yes!
I officially began the challenge on October 3, and successfully completed it on November 13-- boy, what a journey! It moves fast and stretches you outside of your comfort zone. The most effective part about the whole process for me was having measurable actions both daily and weekly. Even on days that I didn't do more than one or two daily actions I still felt like I was making progress.
Which is an idea Dallas is big on; progress not perfection. My biggest take away is that I have released "the how." Meaning I don't have to know every detail of how I will get from point A to point B in my career. It's not so linear as that, but I will get there. I just have to allow myself to be open to receive. Which is something I was not aware I was blocking until I did the inner work that is a major part of this program.
So, did I reach my goal of booking a co-star role on Master of None? No, but I count the experience a success. I am more comfortable in my skin as an artist for this experience, and the proof is in the punch. I received offers from 2 different web series which film within the next few months. As well as an opportunity to workshop a project at the PIT with some artists I really admire and can't wait to play with! \m/ Chee hee!
I'd like to send a heart felt thank you to Dallas Travers for the partial scholarship. The programs you develop are truly game changing, and the communities that you build to support them are invaluable. Thank you Dallas! <3
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When: Monday, 6/20/2016 @ 7 PM
Where: PIT on 123 E. 24th Street (STRIKER STAGE)
How much: $10
I had a blast last night performing in Seth's 400th Cabaret Celebration. Big mahalos to my friends who were able to make the performances. Your love and support are invaluable to me, and I feel so lucky to have you in my life. Another thanks to those who for scheduling or distance reasons couldn't make it. Your positive thoughts, messages, and well-wishes are very much appreciated! A final thanks to Seth and all the wonderful people at Don't Tell Mama; THANKS!
Sometimes I feel disconnected from my art. New York City has a way of pulling one's focus in many directions at one time. Did I pay my phone bill? Will I be working events or bartending next week? Was that Tina Fey I just passed on the street?! In the midst of the hustle, nothing grounds me like reading a really great play in preparation for an audition.
The whole process is restorative. Strolling the aisles at the Drama Book Shop muttering authors names as I search until I find Stephens. Excitedly taking my beautiful, new purchase home. Sipping a mug of chai tea as I dive into the initial read, and then on to the analysis. Annoying my co-workers with my attempts at a proper Manchester accent. Committing to the same ritual is a tip of the hat to that girl who worked so diligently in college, and reminds me why I'm here in this city.
actor, singer, and writer. My blurbs are about my experiences as an artist. The classes I take, the people I meet, and the jobs that I get.