My typical point of view while at work/play on my iPhone. My office looks tidy, huh? That's cos you can't see the floor. I’m off to jump on a plane tomoz (and have packed some Allens snakes just so I can amuse myself with a pop culture reference) to Melbs, and in starting this grand adventure, I thought it was a fine time to do a FAQ sesh. Damn I love FAQs. They make me feel so…frequented. 1. How long are you going for and how many shows are you doing?
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So, I wanna gush about last night (so, so wonderful. AGH! I can’t wait to do it in Brissie!) but first I’ve gotta tell you about my Opening Night to my work-in-progress version of this show a couple of years ago in Calgary. That was as part of the Calgary Fringe, where, as is the deal with many festivals (and indeed, professional shows in general!), at the prescribed starting time the CURTAINS GO UP. Even if a Tibetan yak somehow makes itself backstage, reaking havoc and spur
1. Toddler wrangling. The more I do it, the more I realise that their cuteness is really just a self-defence mechanism. 2. Rehearsing my show. Only eight days to go til I jet off to Adelaide for the Cabaret Fringe Festival, possibly my once in a lifetime opportunity to say that I performed at the same festival as Olivia Newton-John. I may just die happy. 3. Taking acting classes at La Boite! This is something I’ve long desired, but only just mustered the balls to do. I was wo
Above: “Home Love 2011” by the gorgeousfeedyoursoulart (click on the image to go to the etsy store!) So, three days post-move and we’re getting there! At least two rooms in our house now look livable. What can I say? It’s amazing what the “I’ll just shove all the other stuff into the other rooms” approach to homemaking can do. Ever thought of THAT one Martha Stewart? Huh? HUH?! I think I might be able to fill a niche: “The Dodgy Homemakers Guide to Fudging It.” Whaddya think?
Huzzah! Just confirmed this very evening that I’m gonna be performing my one-woman show “The Unexpected Variety Show!” at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Fringe. AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! So pumped. Cannot wait. This is the show that I started developing during my residency at the Banff Centre, debuted it in its wrinkly newborn from at Calgary Fringe Fest and have since done soooo much rewriting on it that it really is a different baby altogether. But with the same gen
So the fact we get to perform there tonight is very cool indeed. I’m a little curious (slash nervous!) about how it’s gonna run in a space that’s really designed for circus, but in some ways, having to march boldly into the unknown just seems kinda perfect given that that’s what improv is really all about. Would love to see you there – a new venue means a new reason to celebrate! And you know, with bullying, neurology appointments (for my daughter) and more, it’s been quite a
Day two involved a combination of strolling through the main street of Sephamore (super super cute shops, cafes and even an old school style movie theatre), buying groceries and filling myself with garlic, onion, veges and anything else I could think of to finally nuke the heck out of this damn cold I can’t kick. Suitably armed, I headed into the city to do Titters, only to discover with some hesitance that the crowd was quite markedly older. As a whole. “Not that there’s any
I’m less than 24 hours into this Adelaide Fringe Fest thang and already it’s worth my checked baggage weight in gold. My lovely hostess extraordinaire Julie (mum of my great buddy Ashley) had no sooner picked me up at the airport than she had swept me away on a beautiful driving tour of the beachy sides of this city, none of which I’d seen before. Loverly. I’m very much looking forward to both my energy levels and the temperature picking up later this week so I can go frolick
Let me officially go on record by saying this has been: a) the wettest Woodford ever; b) the wettest Woodford ever; and c) the only way I console myself while trudging through the muddiest mud-pits is by convincing myself that I’m fulfilling my childhood fantasy of walking through a world made of melting chocolate. But even so, it is still…well, Woodford. I’ve had two beautiful gigs thus far – one on the first night with my gorgeous sister Ang accompanying me on keys for an i
Well you darling people, I had so many lovely responses to the last video I uploaded of my comedy gig – with a few of you muppets even pasting them on facebook, prompting me to burst forth at my hubby in my finer moments with “Hey! I ain’t taking out the garbage today! I am too busy going VIRAL!” (Viral, meaning in my case, about 40 views. But hey, even a tickle in the throat is technically viral. And damn annoying. So let’s not get picky, shall we?) Anyhoo, as such, I though
So you remember I told you about that extraordinarily drunk audience member I inadvertently invited onto the stage last weekend at the Toowoomba Comedy Gala? And remember I promised you I’d upload the footage once I had it in my hot little hands? Well if you remember either of the above, you’re certainly doing better than my dear mate. Enjoy. #performances #hecklers #Improv #audience #silly #comedy
Kids Tours at Queensland Art Gallery Can you guess? Judging from the above, I have either: a) Completely and utterly lost the plot; b) Decided to combine my lifelong passions for flowers, the colour purple and Johnny Depp with an unabashed tribute to the Mad Hatter; and/or c) Spent the majority of the past week doing child-wrangling duties of the most pleasing variety i.e. those involving other people’s children. If you guessed c), well hey, hey, hey! Here, have a slab of tur
Wonderful, wonderful Woodford Folk Festival! I have pined for it like a baby pines for solid food. Greedily, yet wary of indigestion. I am so excited, the last time I performed here was at the end of 2006 and it was a total blast. A totally hot blast, but a blast is a blast baby, cannot wait! Also gracing the comedic lineup are some of my fave people, including Tripod, Akmal Saleh, Fiona McGary, Greg Sullivan, Mandy Nolan, Harley Breen, Alan Glover, S Sorenson and tons tons m