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Lively Productions, who recently got featured in The New York Times's local East Village edition, brings you a performance of my short story in Splitsider “Advice From the Prettiest Girl in the Office” as well as other awesomely funny blog posts. Here are the details for the show, entitled “Blogologues: I Need a Vocation.” Hope to see you there!
Conceived by Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula
Produced in association with Horse Trade Theater Group
Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Monday, August 29th
7:30 and 9:00 PM
For information on the full series, please visit the Blogologues page.
Blog posts as monologues. And other wacky material that probably shouldn’t be read out loud.
Join us for a drink in the theater before and after! Doors open at 7:00.
Tickets are $15 and include a beer! Hooray!
Directed by: Megan Loughran
Projection Design by: David Booher
Stage Manager: Jim Armstrong
Featuring: Darren Bluestone, Jasmine Coles, Matthew Cox, Allison Goldberg*, Jen Jamula* and Chad Miller.
Blog posts from Grace Bello (Splitsider), Bekah Brunstetter (I Care Deeply), Greg Edwards (Grex Gregis), David Thorne (27b/6), Penelope Trunk (Penelope Trunk Blog), Chris Stetson (It’s Not You It’s Your Position), Adventures of a Classic Housewife, andWTFIsUpWithMyLoveLife.
Content from Twitter, When Parents Text, Overheard In NY, and more…
*Actors perform courtesy of AEA.
Lively Productions, creator of the Internet-meets-theater performance series “Blogologues,” was profiled yesterday in The New York Times’s local East Village edition:
Producers Jen Jamula and Allison Goldberg, founders of Lively Productions, say they had an “a-ha moment” when they realized that blog posts would work in the theater. The pair run their own video blog featuring everyday subway riders. The breakthrough came reading a post somewhere on a small corner of the Web. “I said Jen, wait, this is a monologue,” Ms. Goldberg explains, “and she’s like ‘blogologue!’”
Stay tuned! They’ll be producing my short story published on Splitsider, “Advice From the Prettiest Girl in the Office” very soon.
Need some advice? Ask the Prettiest Girl in the Office! She probably won’t solve your problem, but she’ll have your side splitting.
What exactly are we talking about? The latest published piece by writer and 3rd Ward flash fiction teacher Grace Bello, who we recently featured when her satiric take on A Streetcar Name Desire's Blanche DuBois, originally published by McSweeney’s, was performed live on stage.
Bello’s satire and wit is just as sharp in this new piece, "Advice from the Prettiest Girl in the Office," a faux advice column by a delusional office mistress. Read it now over on the comedy website Splitsider.
I feel like the only way to really get to know the world is to work for just a few years. I mean, how else would I have won the heart of one of the most eligible bachelors in the city? Once we’re married, transcribing clients’ voice mails will be a thing of the past! I’ll hand in my resignation the second I see that blue Tiffany box. My hardest problem after that will be making sure not to drink too much while I’m relaxing by the pool all day.
Read the rest of my satirical short story via Splitsider.