Recent Performances and Publications

 

My stories are raw, often poignant, usually funny takes on parenting teenagers, on sex and approaching middle age, on the loss of loved ones and the growth we all experience on our journies through life.  While I continue to plug away at the novels you'll one day find in a bookstore near you, these stories I tell around Los Angeles and share on my blog are there to give you a chuckle and let you know you're not alone in seeing the absurdity in 76% of the decisions we must confront as parents or in the challenges we face on any given day.

Story Salon

Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm - The Art Parlor

5302 Laurel Canyon Blvd between Magnolia and Chandler

 

Since May 2014, I've had the pleasure of sharing my stories with the fabulous writers and story tellers at Beverly Mickins' Story Salon in North Hollywood.  I make a point to get there with a Story to Tell at least once a month.  You can link to several of the stories that I've shared at the Salon in my blog.  Others may soon be published and you'll find those links here too.  Ever optimistic....

 

 

 

DIVERSITY: Stories of Connection in an Urban Jungle

Monday, November 12, 2017 and Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Colony Theatre in Burbank

 

I direct a cast of ten in these powerful and poignant productions that raise money and awareness for Family Service Agency of Burbank. We took women from both cast to Glendale Community College to share their stories for a Women's History Month even in March 2019. Videos from the stories are on the JAM Creative link below.

MOMnipresent and MANecdotes

May 6 and June 3, 2018 respectively

The Colony Theatre in Burbank

 

I brought two new shows to the stage in Spring 2018 as charity fundraisers. Videos of the stories told on stage are available on the link below.

Off My Head

May 24, 2018 at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena

 

I'm thrilled to join a terrific cast of storytellers in this funky, intimate setting for and evening of laughter and memorable tales in a long running series of shows curated by my friend TY FANCE. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling 626-639-8558.

Expressing Motherhood

December 6 & 7, 2017 - The Lyric Hyperion

2106 Hyperion Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

This will be my third appearance in Lindsay Kavet's Expressing Motherhood series, where I'm delighted to join a group of exceptionally talented storytellers, writers, moms and MOMMY TONK for an evening of laughter and memorable moments.  Expressing Motherhood was conceived in 2008 and has grown into a National phenomenon with California shows now in Los Angeles, the South Bay, Santa Barbara and San Francisco along with performance in Chicago, Boston, Portland and Sioux Falls.

 

 

 

Storytime

Sunday, February 3 - The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre

10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

 

I met the amazing Pat Willson when she shared a raw and powerful story in the first Listen to Your Mother Burbank and we've been friends ever since. I first joined the cast of Storytime in September, 2017 and am delighted to be back on the stage at the Group Rep Theatre on Super Bowl Sunday 2018!

 

 

 

Listen to Your Mother
The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on Tuesday, May 1, 2016 and Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
 
LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, in staged community shows celebrating Mother’s Day. In 2016, Burbank joined 41 cities across the US and Canada with shows in April and May.  Our 2017 show was one of 31 across the country. Our shows benefitted FAMILY SERVICES AGENCY helping to raise over $6000. I co-directed and produced the show with my friend Taia Perry.  Check out the fabulous 2016 stories on the link below!
I Love You California
Friday, February 24, 2017 - The Art Parlor

5302 Laurel Canyon Blvd between Magnolia and Chandler

 

On July 24th, a group of wonderful story tellers from Story Salon shared their appreciation for our great state in the lovely, intimate setting of The Art Parlor. Curated by the brilliant and beautiful Beverly Mickins of Story Salon, I shared my tale of June Lake (you can read it on my blog) and was awed by the humor and poetic expression of my fellow cast members!

Word NOW!
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Fremont Centre Theatre
 
I joined the woman who got me started telling stories, my friend, neighbor and fellow writer Vicki Juditz along with several other talented Storytellers on stage in South Pasadena for an entertaining evening centered around the theme POTLUCK! To learn more about Word NOW! performances check out the link below.
Equal Time

Friday, July 16, 2016, 7:45pm - The Art Parlor

5302 Laurel Canyon Blvd between Magnolia and Chandler

 

On July 16th I joined a smaller cast sharing longer stories in the lovely, intimate setting of The Art Parlor. Curated by the effervescent Beverly Mickins of Story Salon, the show brought some truly memorable stories to life. Mine is now on my blog or you can quickly link to in below!

Expressing Motherhood

May 3, 2016 at 8pm - Moss Theatre in Santa Monica

October 3 & 4, 2015 at 7:30pm - Spirit Studio in Silverlake

 

For these two appearances in Lindsay Kavet's Expressing Motherhood series, I joined a group of amazingly talented storytellers, writers and regular moms for an evening of laughter and moments that truly touch the heart.  Expressing Motherhood was conceived in 2008 and has grown into a National phenomenon with California shows now in Los Angeles, the South Bay, Santa Barbara and San Francisco along with performance in Chicago, Boston and Sioux Falls.

 

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