Before I dive in and baptize us all in Oprah’s collard green juice, I feel it is important that you the reader, trust me. It is not my aim to point my finger and accuse non-people of color of being the enemy. Nor do I desire to hurt feelings or make others feel uncomfortable. Oh, and I am in no way THE spokesperson for minorities (I feel that I have to give that disclaimer or else I’ll be dragged to the depths of the sunken place). I’m just trying to start a conversation, you know, the way you do when you’re finally able to sit at the grown folks table at thanksgiving.
Have you ever been sucked into small talk about a film you’ve never seen? Or showed your face at a book club meeting for a novel you skimmed? There’s power in faking it, but what happens when you BREAK it? In this interview, we sit down with a few of the cast and writers of the newest Dallas Comedy House mainstage sketch revue, Fake It ‘Til You Break It. This sketch comedy show features a stellar cast (Andrew Plock, Danny Neely, Emily Gee, Julia Estelle, Kate Grogan, and Patrick Hennessy), two writers (Ashley Bright and Brian Harrington), and is directed by Cody Hofmockel.
Your answer is in your partner’s eyes.
Raise your hand if you’ve heard an improv teacher say this to you in one of your levels. You’re playing a game of Mindmeld, and you’re staring at the ceiling trying to think of the right word to say next. Or, you’ve entered a scene and your mind is blank; you’re staring at the floor trying to find your initiation line. Even during a game of Crazy Eights as we count down on hands and feet from 8 all the way down 1, each of my teachers has encouraged us to make eye contact throughout the exercise.
During the Birthaversary, you can have your cupcakes and eat them too.
If you haven’t heard, this week marks a special one at Dallas Comedy House. Established in 2009, Dallas Comedy House is celebrating a decade of providing a stage for laughter to the Dallas comedy community. The 10th annual Birthaversary is a week-long celebration packed with fun, friends and FREE food. The event comes hot off the Dallas Comedy House announcement of new, exciting staff changes.