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A Face for Radio

I have a dear friend here in Georgia who is afraid of two things:  girls and what he believes is the inevitable invasion of the earth by extraterrestrials.  Hopefully, the project I’m working on right now will cause him to wet his pants a little bit.  On Saturday, October 13th, aliens will come to a […]

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Affair

Last night, I had a wild and passionate affair with an old lover.  I had been thinking about him a lot lately and that thinking escalated to action.  I knew exactly where to find him, too, so I drove there.  I walked in the Eckerd, trying to be all cool and self-contained.  I walked aisle […]

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Daytime Emmy, Redux

According to E! Online, upon winning her first daytime Emmy after a record 19 nominations, Susan Lucci said “I truly never believed that this would happen.”  Between the years of 1995 and 1996, I applied to 18 graduate schools and received 18 rejections.  For a detailed and self-deprecating look at this, see my previous column, […]

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Kid Fears

I believe we are somehow inordinately shaped by the things we are afraid of when we are very young. At age five, before we really have any sense of ourselves as having power, the things that frighten us are monumental. The dark in the corner of our rooms, the clown at the circus, men with […]

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Will Work For Attention

A couple of years ago, I found myself face to face with one of my greatest fears: taxes. It was my first solo foray into the dark, dark world of 1099s and 1040s. Being that I am not a total nincompoop, only a partial one, I went to a tax preparer. I sat at her […]

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Is This Heaven? No, It’s Improv Acadia.

Winter in Chicago is like Glenn Close in

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Saints and Poets, Maybe

I owe my life in the theater to a crush and Thornton Wilder.  More specifically, it was a series of crushes on the Class of 1988 and the odd confluence of those crushes and our high school

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I Feel Pretty

First of all, I must say that the picture of me alongside this column (my old headshot), is dated. Lovely, but dated. For the past few years, I have been reluctant to bring my headshots to auditions, send them out to agents, or have it printed alongside my bio in programs. Why? Because I am […]

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Daytime Emmy

I am the Susan Lucci of graduate school.  More accurately, I am the Susan Lucci of Graduate Acting Programs.  In my senior year of college, I spent an entire semester learning how to audition for grad programs, what to wear to the auditions, what to say in interviews, etc.  I worked as a hostess at […]

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A Room of One’s Own

Let me talk a little bit about beginnings…  When I was 22, I moved to Denver, fresh out of college, fresh out of a remarkable summer theater experience and freshly engaged.  My then fianc

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