The Truth: In the Studio - New Ep. Next Week!

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 

Refresh that Feed: New Truth Episode

Very excited about a recent collaboration with the Truth on Radiotopia & masterful parrot sfx by Fred Newman, from Prairie Home Companion & Live from Here on American Public Media. Give it a listen! 

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I hope my voice inspires you to finally go platinum

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2018: It's on.

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

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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. 
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*at the permission of AEA.

Layering Sun-Dresses for Warmth & Some New Links

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, lots of taping this week, (including two new monologues -- The Spoils and Almost, Maine) And also, some failed slates: 

I'm bad at serious. #outtake #selftape #actorlife #slate #slatefail #actor #film #newyork #nyc

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Lastly, it seems I've made it into the dictionary of the people: Wikipedia. Thanks, kindly, anonymous internet person! 

Clip from Last Night's Prairie Home Companion - Live from Town Hall

Here's a clip (below) from Prairie Home at Town Hall last night! 
For more audio and video from the show, click here.

Garrison Keillor, Lila Newman, Sue Scott, and Rich Dworsky, with the "Anna" script on our April 2, 2016 broadcast

A *technical* Broadway debut . . .

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.")

 

 

Beginings & Endings

A beginning . . . Thrilled to announce that I have just signed with Ann Steele of the Ann Steele Agency for theatrical representation! I'm so pleased and very excited.  

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

 

 

 

Baby, it's not cold outside.

Writing, recording, reading, auditioning & piloting pilot season! 
 . . .and the city provides constant inspiration (below & there's a soundtrack element).

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Last week's, (1/30) A Prairie Home Companion was guest hosted by Chris Thile -- great show, check it out! Bits, pieces and scripts of mine all over the show (like Ketchup).  This week's will also be guest hosted by Chris Thile  (with guests Paul Simon, Andrew Bird Sarah Jarosc and Maria Bamford. So looking forward to 2/6!

Recently had the pleasure of presenting the progress on the Ora Nichols project to the Edes Foundation and the University of Chicago. I will be posting some samples of the audio in its present incarnation soon -- and a live staging is being workshopped. The Edes Foundation has just completed a website with details on prize recipient: here. My deepest gratitude to the Foundation and the University of Chicago for their support of this project with the Emerging Artist Prize. 

Barnum Effect - radio sketch comedy, which I co-produce, write and voice, has a new mini episode as we work on a full one due out this month (Feb 2016). Check it out below and subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher.

Still get thrill voting for the SAG Awards; proud to be part of this community! Screener haul below. 

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Find me on Instagram & Twitter for more updates! Also, I've been hanging out with a cow. 

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A Summer Roundup:

Soon, in the dead of winter, I will look back and marvel on humidity such as this. It's Summer in New York, everything is green and bustling and smelling like hot garbage. The Mister Softee truck circulates and living is easier. 

Little feature in the UChicago Alum Mag, The Core about the Edes Prize Grant project I've been working on this year. For more on Ora Nichols and the project please click here

I'm pleased to announce that Access Talent will be representing my Voice Over work. Excited to be working with these lovely folks. 

Lastly: Barnum Effect: radio sketch podcast, has been on a summer break -- but we're back and with a new, documentary style episode (below). And subscribe & rate on iTunes

It's May, it's May!

Readings, articles and radio shows this month.

Reading:
Pleased to announce that I will be partnering with director Slava Stepnov of the Steps Theatre Company for the reading of a new play White on White -- I'll also be playing banjo, uke, and singing. Reading is on May 30th -- 5pm. Full event details here.

Tech Insider Article:
Excited to announce that I have begun writing for Business Insider: Life section -- Selfie-Apps: Should I Edit My Photos.

The quickest makeover ever.

Posted by Business Insider Australia on Saturday, May 16, 2015

Radio Sketch: 
And the newest episode of Barnum Effect -- radio sketch comedy show -- has just dropped. Episode 11!