Bake me a (cup)cake as fast as you can

Cupcake-FeaturedNews! I’ll be doing a few roles in a reading of Joanna Horowitz’s new play Miss End of the World, Etc., directed by Ashley Flannegan, for LiveGirls! Theater’s 2013 Cupcake Reading Series. The series is already going on, so if you are looking for something fun to fill the rainy nights, hop on over to Annex, see readings of new plays and air your opinions with your fellow audience members afterwards.

I’m pretty excited to be a part of it, for a few reasons.

Reason #1: While making New Year’s goals (not resolutions, because resolute has such a grit-your-teeth quality, whereas goals? Goals are exciting!)– one of my personal and professional goals was to see more new work, because I realized how much I enjoyed and was piqued by the unfamiliar. It’s an extra boon that I now get to participate in new work.

Reason #2: I haven’t met Joanna yet, but LG! did a playwright spotlight on her here in which she talks about corporate-speak, something that made me howl with recognition. There are several instances in my personal employment history in which I have had difficulty suppressing mirth over the very special phrases that the corporate sector employs with all-too-serious gusto.

Reason #3: I get to work with several new and somewhat less-new friends on this project, and while I love meeting new people in the theatre, I also love working with those with whom I already have a language.  There are both varieties in this team, as well as some complete strangers to me, so it’s the best of both worlds.

Go see some fresh-from-the-oven plays!