The adaptation of my script Rideshare, an audio drama which was originally developed with and aired on Radiotopia’s The Truth, is in the quarter finals and in the running to win the 2018 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest. It’s very exciting. Next goal is to get this piece produced for film! Check out the original radio play on iTunes or stream it at www.thetruthpodcast.com.
Proud to play Pamela Walton, a right-wing, pro-life pundit (and total nut job) on Stefan Sirucek’s new series about Paul Ryan. It’s whip-smart, topical and hilarious — what better way to brighten a Monday?
Check out the whole series: www.impaulryan.com
Pamela charges onto the scene in episode Ep. 7 “The Bill” (below).
It's summer, so why not visit the amusement park with your ears? The Truth's season finale is a series of vignettes from our writing team all set in an amusement park: Wonderworld USA. Links for listening on itunes & in your browser just below.
My piece takes place on a rollercoaster: the Whoop d' Whoop. Could not be more pleased with the acting & production of the scene.
Plus I voice a British Animatronic and a Reverend in the episode. (#range)
have fun & wear that sun screen.
The Truth is already on to the next one! Stay tuned for two summer-themed episodes to come -- with a script of mine and some character voices here and there, too. Photo below of recording in studio today, with the amazing Matt Whitfield vocing my script's main character & absolutely bringing it to life. Subscribe on itunes/Rss or stream online! More at @TheTruthFiction and @LilaNewman
We lied to you. The bird was actually voiced by a man. #fakebird #fakenews
(Glad I finally got that off my chest.)
Here's a look at the making of my recent episode with the Truth on Radiotopia, The Matter of Tyco.
Pleased to announce I will be joining a Boogie Manja team at the The Pit as an actor, beginning in May! Very excited to be asked and even more excited to be performing a brand new sketch comedy show monthly. More info to follow!
I hope my voice inspires you to finally go platinum
In the studio this morning recording a national commercial spot (more to follow) and very excited that the Truth podcast is dropping the newest episode, and I happened to write it.
Check it out 7pm EST!
Turned in the final draft morning, and Jonathan Mitchell of the Truth podcast is already in production! This episode is set to drop next week.
(Spoiler alert: it takes place in a car).
It's finally '18 and the Millennium is now of legal age, so you know it's going to a good year. And I've got some new headshots by Leslie Hassler to boot.
Just wrapped on a VO for a national beauty brand commercial in the lovely Decibel Studios NYC yesterday (more to come). And boy, was I making some pretty sassy faces in that booth to myself (hashtag acting).
Several exciting acting and writing collaborations are in the works. With Radiotopia's The Truth, -- I'm writing an episode set to drop in February, but also helped to develop and voice on a few episodes: check out Troll, Game Night. Other current collabs include: American Public Media's Live From Here (the new & updated Prairie Home Companion) and with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company devising as an actor/musician on a new work. For more on those and other projects, see: Current Collaborations.
Launching a podcast for short radio fiction ("tiny plays") very soon, work-shopping some new solo characters/acts & several more exciting things are in the works.
Do stay tuned -- @lilanewman
Enjoyed being in a reading of a new musical, How to Be An American,* last week at the Player's Club. It's not everyday that dozens of portraits of famous actors watch you perform.
And if you happen to live in Ellicott City, Baltimore, my voice will be gracing your air-waves for the next few months as an ecstatic shopper, "Vicky V." for Giant.
Looks like we've skipped right through Spring and onto Summer, huh?
May you wear suncreen & eat watermelon.
*at the permission of AEA.
Prairie Home was at the beautiful Ryman Auditorium this past weekend. Check out this sketch, "Mom" from the broadcast:
Just wrapped up some scripts for the Prairie Home coming to you live, this Saturday, from Galveston, Texas. Tune on in: 6pm EST via your media delivery system of choice. I can almost promise there will be jokes about bolo ties.
And cut a little Voice Over demo for the listenin':
Lastly, it seems I've made it into the dictionary of the people: Wikipedia. Thanks, kindly, anonymous internet person!
Thrilled to say I'm performing on A Prairie Home Companion tomorrow, live from Town Hall at 6pm EST. There will also be a live video stream on the site.
More info about the April 2nd show can be found here: link
...this also *technically* counts as a Broadway debut.
(Cue "Rose's Turn.")
An ending . . . The last Garrison Keillor hosted show out of the Fitzgerald Theater will be tomorrow night (the very final Keillor APHC will be several months at the Hollywood Bowl). It certainly is the end of an era, and the broadcast will be streamed live on the Prairie Home Companion website. Heck, you may even catch a few jokes I wrote.
- HPPY WKND xo