Happy New Year- Let’s Review!

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This past year was… Awesome! Here’s what I’ve been up to!

Good Night Terrified Child returns!

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This Sunday, “Good Night Terrified Child” will debut at the Annoyance as part of the “Triple Feature Show” and return to the Striker Stage at the PIT as part of Sketchfest.

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This time we have 20 minutes to perform some of our best work from our last re-working of the show. Some of the cast’s favorite characters were kept and new diabolical twists were added…

We were under the direction of Adam Cole for this incarnation of “GNTF”.   And in a playful and inventive style, we used improv to build and re-work characters and sketches.

I love improvising through scenes, and sketch, it keeps the work fresh.  As a performer you are kept on your toes. The dialogue, can’t be uncomfortable, or wordy, because you are making it up. Unless, you are a generally wordy and uncomfortable person. You must remain in the moment, because your partner may alter thier lines and you must respond truthfully, as to that character’s truth.

My cast is, as per usual, stellar. And I can’t wait to kick off this weekend of insanity and love with all terrified children.

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Shannon is playing with an Annoyance House Team

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Great News! I was recently cast in the Annoyance’s new Thursday house team.We are called Manowar! (Like the heavy metal band…and the poisonous jelly fish.)

On a personal note: ( I LOVE THIS NAME) because, it was my nickname for swim team way back when.

Last name- Mann… aquatic creature…fierce…has the word “war” in it. Perfect Choice.

Our improv team, Manowar will perform on a rotating schedule with the other Thursday night improv teams, Salt and Gun Club.

It should be great. So far our practices have been going along… Swimmingly. And funn-ily (sp?

August 2015 Thursday Night House Teams

August 2015 Thursday Night House Teams

) Like blow milk out your nose fun times.

See us, Manowar Every week 8pm at the Annoyance Theater in Brooklyn!

Indie-theater for Independence-day weekend!

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Its seems as if the city changes during the fourth of July weekend. Many of the improv theaters close. The street are no longer flooded by ties, suits or sensible heels. True-red blooded Americans flood the beaches and stay out of Manhattan. The exiles left, are people, like I and my friends. Also there is huge group of tourists that don’t speak English and some giant human-size rats. Us exiles, are made to make theater. So we did!

July 3, 2015 :

"Good Night Terrified Child"  a sketch show premiered July 3, 2015 on The Striker Stage at the PIT

“Good Night Terrified Child” a sketch show premiered July 3, 2015 on The Striker Stage at the PIT

A Sketch show. Dark and Dreamy, like your first crush.

July 4, 2015:

The D'Ed Sullivan Show, runs Saturday at the Kill Bar in Times Scare

The D’Ed Sullivan Show, runs Saturdays at the Kill Bar in Times Scare. 7pm

A macabre review. You can see me in :Zero Gravity Girl by the Alien Surfer Babes, Savage Hot Babe Massacre a play by Steve Strangio and The Zombie Jamboree

July 6 2015:

"In Vino, Veritas" premiered at the Metropolitan Room. July 6, 2015

“In Vino, Veritas” premiered at the Metropolitan Room. July 6, 2015

“In wine, truth”

A intimate theater experience, where each actor tells their story to a table of 5.

It was a lovely, busy theater filled weekend!

Blended Zeppelin closes at the Annoyance!

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Sunday, April 19th. The cast and I had our final performance of “Blended Zeppelin” at The Annoyance. The show featured Led Zeppelin lyrics. Every line we said where things sang in the band’s songs.

It had an odd poetic feel about it. Almost like Shakespeare, in rhythm, but with modern vernacular.

"Blended Zeppelin" at the Annoyance. April 2015

“Blended Zeppelin” at the Annoyance. April 2015

Ya win some and you lose some.

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Tonight, I was lucky enough to perform with Glory Haim Improv in “Dog Fight” at the Annoyance Theater in Brooklyn.

We competed against other improv teams, for best of the night. But the thing is, the winner is picked by a dog. And would you believe it… We won! The dog picked us!

Earlier this week, I performed with Princess Massacre Improv, with a ballot judged by the audience… and we weren’t as successful. We lost.

I thought both performances were successful, however that’s the fickle nature of improv comedy. Ya win some and you lose some.

Good news arrives in the Mail!

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Last Wednesday, I received an envelope from SAG-AFTRA. It contained some great news! During work on “Between Bedford”,  I became eligible to join SAG-AFTRA. How cool is that?

SAG is a the Screen Actor’s Guild. It is a union of film performers. It’s another step closer to professional status!