Tag Archives: acting

And a 5 6 7 8…!

As part of our constant quest for innovation and funkiness, Drinking Tips for Teens is pleased to present the world’s first choreographed blog post. What’s black and white and ready to boogie all over? Read on! I can act. I … Continue reading

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It ain’t $*@!!&! me, babe

I don’t recall ever swearing loudly at a large group of people. I’ve sworn loudly around a large group of people, usually in traffic, but never when they can actually hear me. I’m not the type of person who can … Continue reading

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Wordholes

The strangest thing happened to me the other day. Well, maybe not the strangest thing. The strangest thing would be if a pie plate floated into the room and started singing show tunes in the voice of Abe Lincoln. A … Continue reading

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More scenery in my diet, or what I learned from community theatre

Props will let you down; your castmates won’t In the final scene of Wait Until Dark, in which I played the psychopathic Roat, the tormented heroine Suzy turns the tables when she flings a vase full of ammonia into Roat’s … Continue reading

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Acting. My age.

At one point in this play I’m rehearsing, I have to make a leap. It’s not a dance leap, not a plié. More like a pâté. A gristly splat. The springing is okay; I can still spring. It’s the landing … Continue reading

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The play’s the three

I’ve spent so much time watching our children play sports that sitting down to watch the youngest do theatre took some acclimatizing. How many quarters are there? How long is halftime? How do you know who wins? There is much … Continue reading

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You had me at “psychopath”

My friend leaned over the back of the church pew and asked me, “Why don’t you do this?” “I used to,” I said. “I don’t know. It just doesn’t speak to me anymore.” We were sitting at the front of … Continue reading

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