I'm performing a monologue and improv players are using it to inspire sketches.
A friend of mine, the amazingly talented and hilarious Chrysteena Lairamore is in an improv troop is in an improv troop that's doing a show thats' style is similar to the Armando. And she asked me to participate.
Armadillo, what? Huh? What? So Armando is long form improv format that starts with a storytelling-style monologue. After the monologue, players play improvised scenes inspired by it. And I've been asked to do the monologue.
Well, in Chicago, Armadillo -- I mean Armando -- has mostly been done either co-ed or just by guys. And you know what? It's time for some ladies to take the reins. And have you looked at the Just For Laughs Fest here in Chicago June 14th-19th? Out of 100 comedians on the bill, I can count the amount of females particiapting on MAYBE one hand. So if you're going to any of the events during the fest, balance it out with this alternative, with some talented female players plus me doing monologue.
Here's the info:
What: All-female spin-off of the Reader Recommended 'Tibia Ballerina' Show"
When: Wed, June 15th, show starts at 8pm
Where: Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613
The closest public transportation is the Sheridan stop on the CTA Red Line and Irving Park stop on the CTA Brown Line. www.cicomedy.com/
Ticket info, I will have Chrysteena jump in here: "People trying to buy tickets in advance should just call and ask about the 8pm Wed Show. Since it's a sort of unofficial show, it's probably not going to be put up on the website." The box office number is 800-838-3006.
Other Helpful details: All shows are BYOB. Also, all shows are BYOLOFCATWPBFL. That's Bring Your Own Lots of Flowers, Candy and Things With Pretty Bows For Liz. Oh, did I say that out loud?
Who else is involved?: Chrysteena Lairamore, Angela McMahon, Leslie Nesbit and Natalie Kossar
Incidentally, if you go to Chemically Imbalanced Theater website, you will see that there's a show called The Book of Liz. That's not me. That's a totally un-related play by David and Amy Sedaris. How nice of them to name their play after me!
See you then!