Shot in Long Beach, CA with Natalie Wetta by the incomparable Maryann Buchanan. No champagne was wasted.
Thank you Rob Hille for being SO much fun to perform with. Kathleen Wallace for writing a hysterical script. And Andrew Simon for helping us find all of the levels (and helping me NOT break my ankle in ridiculously tall platform stilettos—why do they even make those?!)
For this Shotz, Kathleen set out to explore modern relationships: how does internet dating, device-obsessiveness, and a withdrawal from connection both with ourselves and others play into our lives?
Meet Shannon and Hugo. Two people who met on an online dating site and had a connection. Neither have had a relationship. Both are excited to meet the other person and nervous as nellies to actually come face-to-face with the maybe guy/gal of their dreams. They try so hard to connect and be what they think the other person wants them to be that they fail to realize that they both just want…love?
This one was a ball.
Oh. And I definitely painted those glorious glitter abs on Rob. Kind of proud of that one.
My buddy Joe Q and his team at Lakota make gorgeous pictures. I was so thrilled to be a part of this one, playing a gal named Charity who tries to find something to hold on to, whether it’s drugs, religion, or a means of escape. For me, Charity was a look at the domino effect of actions we take. Because something bad happened to Charity, she unconsciously begins to wrong others as she spirals.
With Dave Mazzeo, Christopher Cartmill & Jacob Salas
I finally got to do a play with one of my “actor crushes,” Justin Yorio. He’s a phenomenal performer that brings a unique energy and life to each character he creates. He finds the funny, he makes the cute adorable, and he doesn’t shy away from the hard shit. Oh. And he makes sure the show does go on.