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
Writing, recording, reading, auditioning & piloting pilot season!
. . .and the city provides constant inspiration (below & there's a soundtrack element).
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.
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.
I'm pleased to announce that Access Talent will be representing my Voice Over work. Excited to be working with these lovely folks.
Readings, articles and radio shows this month.
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.
And the newest episode of Barnum Effect -- radio sketch comedy show -- has just dropped. Episode 11!
Barnum Effect (latest episode) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the New York Transit Museum: Platforms, coming up on April 1st. A live, recorded radio show will be mounted in a 1930 train car!
Barnum Effect’s All Ears: A short, comic radio piece performed and recorded live in a Triplex car from 1928 and set in the era of the car's operation. Barnum Effect is a radio sketch comedy group seeking to renew radio comedy in the U.S. and explore the capabilities of the medium. In the recording process, Barnum Effect combines Golden Age radio techniques with modern comedy to create a fresh take on a classic form
Here we are checking out the acoustics:
Lots of stuff in the works:
Some Prairie Home Companion Scripts in the show these past weeks. In particular, check out the Mom script from last week's show live from Town Hall in NYC: listen here. And a Ketchup script from Town Hall on November 15th. Video below:
Also, I'm in a new play called About Face going up at the end of December at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg. Here's the website with more info.