on a good looking dude

After our last show on Sunday, fellow Wishbone member Brandon and I headed out to take some photos for an event he is participating in this week.

Brandon heads up most of Wishbone's sketch comedy revues and with good reason - he's a pretty hilarious guy. I think we were able to capture that in the above photo. On a separate note, not many guys could pull off a bright orange shirt and suspenders, but he totally makes it work!

the week in tumblrs returns!

This is more like a summer recap in tumblrs as I was mighty negligent in my posting duties this summer. You'll have to forgive me though - in Chicago it is cold and dark for so much of the year that when summer comes around, replenishing the vitamin D supply takes priority over just about everything else.

The main project of my summer has been working on Spandex which debuted at the Chicago Fringe Festival last week to a great response. We spent weeks building the story and characters from numerous rounds of improv and Harolds and really thought provoking discussions about the American legal system. Above is half of our super talented cast modeling their costumes.

A few weeks ago, Fiat held a little event near one of our favorite restaurants. Since I am a tiny bit obsessed with Fiat we paid a visit and were rewarded with free gelato, a test drive and the above gem of a car that I wanted to steal and keep foreverandeveramen. Look at that little thing. Don't you just want to take it home and be best friends with it? Can you tell that I miss driving soveryverymuch?

I spent a good majority of my time this summer working on re-branding Wishbone's identity and creating a look for our season theme. Above is some of the collateral that we had made for our Season Announcement party in July. I love how they turned out and have been pinning the buttons to everything I own.

On my birthday, Anthony took me to a spectacular dinner at Gilt Bar which is the only restaurant I have ever wanted to permanently take up residence in...that's how good the food is. If you are in Chicago, you have to eat there if for no other reason than their mint chocolate chip ice cream is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Other things that are also out of this world include the entire rest of the menu. It's all I can do not to lick my plate.

on stretchy synthetic fabrics and their contribution to the world of art.

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On September 2, my theater company is opening our second ensemble developed show at the 2011 Chicago Fringe Festival and needless to say, we are pretty stoked. SPANDEX evolved from a conversation that took place waaaaaay back when Wishbone was not even in its infancy yet. My friends and I were discussing the role of superheroes throughout history and how the story-lines of many of these heroes paralleled what was going on in the world at the time. We began to wonder what a modern superhero would look like and became quite fascinated with the idea.

We've workshopped this on and off since that initial conversation and now for the first time get to present it to an audience. Pretty exciting. The absolutely wonderful thing about developing new plays is that this is just the beginning. This play will continue to grow and change and evolve and I am excited to see it on the first leg of its journey.

If you live in Chicago and are in town for the next two weekends, we will be pleased as punch if you come and

see the show

If you feel like benefacting (is that a word?) is more up your alley, and are interested in free three-line poems of the 5,7,5 variety, I humbly invite you to visit

this page

and show your support (and then leave me a comment here with your email and preferred haiku topic :)

Cheers and curtain calls!