You never know where or how one creative project will lead to another. A few years ago a writer friend of mine asked me to direct her hilarious script “Airplane! LIVE” for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. It was a blast and we also got nominated for “Best Original Comedy” in the festival. We didn’t win, but it is “always an honor to be nominated.” So now that has led to this:
Chrisi has launched a new project – a scripted comedy podcast called MADISON ON THE AIR where she re-works classic “radio dramas” from the 30s, 40s and 50s to include a modern character who definitely has a different “take” on the world than the detectives, cowboys and other radio archetypes she encounters. It is fun and funny. It is also nice to be a small part of someone else’s big creative project. I record my lines (remotely, of course) and forward them along to her. Then her creative crew works their magic, editing together the other voice actors, sound effects, music and all the rest.
Chrisi is also an inspiration. She definitely believes in the concept of “Don’t sit around waiting for someone to include you in their ‘project,’ make your own magic!”
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Starting off a new month with a new bit of fun. Last Friday night I drove across town to record another episode of the StoryWorthy podcast with hosts Christine Blackburn and Hannes Phinney. Always a fun time… and the episode is already posted and ready for downloading. You can find it at the iTunes store of course or just go directly to the StoryWorthy website… and hey, don’t just listen to my episode, check out some of the other great stories by awesome storytellers.
Meanwhile, I’ve started teaching a new “level 2” improv class at bang on Tuesday nights. Last week was the 1st of six classes, and it is already shaping up to be the highlight of my week. Teaching this stuff is always a treat, but it is even more fun when the students are this funny, fearless and eager. It is really inspiring.