It’s a festive summer! Just a couple of weeks ago, I performed at the 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, appearing in their Late Night Storytelling with Anne Meara, Mike O’Malley (Kurt’s dad from Glee), Jerry Stiller, and Brian Williams (the NBC news anchor, who is hysterical), among others. And as much fun as it was to perform, it was even more terrific to visit with and learn from so many other artists — filmmakers, directors, screenwriters — all dedicated to their craft. It gave me a wonderful chance to refuel for my next creative adventure — The 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival — FringeNYC!
Next Stop: FringeNYC 2011
I Will Be Good was accepted end of April and the pace has been non-stop ever since. Preparing marketing materials (my pr background comes in very handy), revising the script, enhancing the production with more images and sound, and, most importantly, assembling the creative team.
FringeNYC 2011: The Creative Dream Team
My director Judith Stone is a perfect fit for I Will Be Good. She was on the founding board of The Moth and has served as a host, storyteller, curator and volunteer in The Moth’s community outreach program. A MacDowell Colony fellow and a former member of the Second City touring company, she is also the author of a nonfiction book When She Was White, named of one the Washington Post’s top 100 books of 2007. She knows how to tell a story.
My producer for the Fringe is Julianne Alberty, who came highly recommended with emails that had all caps and lots of exclamation points! She was most recently the production manager for the hit one-woman show, Janie Condon: Raw and Unchained at St. Luke’s Theater and has numerous NYC and regional theater credits. She knows how to run a show.
FringeNYC 2011: Come see the show!
Venue #16: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane (this is actually two blocks from where I lived in NYC and where the whole story started!)
- Friday, Aug. 12, 8:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 17, 9:45 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 21, noon
- Friday, Aug. 26, 5:45 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.
FringeNYC: Help Bring the Show to NYC!
I Will Be Good is gaining tremendous momentum, and I expect this will be the last time I will need to ask for underwriting. If you feel inclined, please consider a financial gift to help me offset the cost of the NYC run. An anonymous donor has already given a lead gift of $2,000. A $100 donation receives recognition in our program (if you donate by midnight, July 26! We’ll make it work if you donate afterwards as well). A $200 donation receives recognition and a free pair of tickets. Click here to donate and thank you for your support!