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The Biggest Show

Posted on: December 2nd, 2010 by wmapother 4 Comments

There are some disadvantages to being an actor.  Waiting by the phone like a fifteen-year-old girl is one.   However, it does have its advantages.  Like participating in the Big Shows of the Young Storytellers Foundation, which are an absolute blast.

The YSF is a 501c3 charity which brings writers and actors into LA’s arts-poor public schools for mentoring in storytelling.  In one-on-one sessions writers help students create a short play over several weeks.  Then, at a Big Show in front of the students’ families, actors (lots whom you’d recognize) are brought in to perform the plays.
They’re moving, nonsensical, and hysterical, often all at once.  And the actors are encouraged to cut loose.  We’re often told not to worry about having an honest moment.  (Talk about freedom..)
Tonight is their Biggest Show 2010.  I’ll be performing along some terrific actors:  Andrea Anders, Ben McKenzie, Radha Mitchell, Stuart Pankin, Jason Ritter, Scott Weintraub, and Debra Wilson.
So if you’re looking for a good cause to support this Holiday Season.. (cough cough)
Posted in Charitable Causes, In Person (or, like, Live), Louisville & KY, Stage

4 Responses

  1. Andrea says:

    I've said it before and I will repeat this project is fantastic

  2. Anonymous says:

    great men, great ideas

  3. Vivian says:

    nice project

  4. Roberta says:

    🙂 you're lovely!

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