Sunday, November 15, 2009

Deviants and Doritos

I wanted to write and let you all know what's been happening in the past few weeks with my career, as I've been shifting gears very quickly as fall changes to winter! Plus, I have a special event coming up the first weekend of December that I'd like to let you all know about.

The third weekend of October, I opened and closed "LORE" with Deviated Theatre at my alma mater, UMBC. I had been working and rehearsing non-stop through most of September and October, so I did not get the show announcement out as timely as I'd hoped, but regardless, we had a wonderful audience all three nights; I believe Friday we may have been at 80% capacity, Saturday was possibly sold-out and I know Sunday we over-sold-out! The show itself had evolved since it's run in June '09 and was like an entirely new experience with new moments as well as new cast members.

I spent a day shooting two 30-second commercials for the Doritos "Crash the Superbowl" contest in late October. The winner of the contest gets their Doritos commercial shown during the Superbowl. Viewer voting doesn't begin until January 5, 2009, but if you'd like to check out the commercials themselves, they can be found at the following links, since garnering views and some positive comments certainly can't hurt our chances! :)

(Please feel free to skip through the flash intro as it will take you directly to the video)


"Chip Fumble:"

Up next for me is Deviated Theatre's first annual fundraising event called the "Storyteller's Gala:"

[The Gala will] be held at American Dance Institute on December 4th and 5th, 2009. The GALA will include highlights from several of Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chans' stories: Aspiro-step into curiosity and LORE‐ A MYSTERY AWAITS, as well as an exciting new version of their 30 minute short TOKEN-the stakes are altered, and a preview of an entirely new piece entitled SWAY. Silent auction, games, and prizes accompany the performances, along with a strolling violinist, life-size cutouts of the Chans' original and
adapted characters, a full gallery display of Enoch Chan's photography, food and wine.

(((By the way, the items we've collected for the gala auction range from chic dinnerware and restaurant gift cards to high-end makeup kits and museum tickets; so be sure to come and check out the auction!)))

Friday December 4th: Gala party 7-10pm, with a performance at 8:00 pm

Saturday December 5th: Gala party from 5-10 pm, with performances at both 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 301-984-3003 or by downloading a ticket order form from

Until November 20th: $25 general admission, $15 students.
November 21st and after: $32 general admission, $15 students.

Dress is semi‐formal.

You can also find DEVIATED THEATRE'S Storyteller's GALA on Facebook:

Take care, and hope to see some of you at the gala in a few weeks!


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