Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Is that how you write the sound of a total freakout? I hope so, because I AM IN A TOTAL FREAKOUT!!!!!!!!! What’s the problem? Has Tarte stopped making that awesome and mostly non-toxic lip gloss crayon I’ve come to love so much? No. Have 5 of my favourite retailers refused to sign on to [...]
Amores, the month of April is going to be extra hectic and extra awesome, with back-to-back openings for two different shows. First, I’m extra-excited to be bringing TOUR GUIDES to the Beverly Arts Center, THIS FRIDAY (April 5), for THREE SHOWS ONLY! I hope those all-caps impart a sense of urgency, because this is my [...]
It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m 37, ready to be Thankful for smaller things, everyday miracles.
Last month, Nina Corwin invited me to participate in a poetry reading about Consumer Culture at Woman Made Gallery. I don’t really write much about consumer culture, partly because I’m not sure what to say about it. I love consumer culture – shopping and lip gloss are genuine passions of mine- but of course, I [...]
This month, I am doing a triple-play as The Lovely and Talented Coya Paz, solo artist, after having just closed the third of back-to-back ensemble projects. The sad thing about solo work, though, is that I’m all alone (cue Patti LaBelle)! So I’d love to see some of my favourite friends, acquaintances, people I’d like [...]
EXCITING NEWS, INTERNET!!!!!!!!! The Free Street show I’ve been working on just got extended for one more weekend. That’s TWO more chances to catch LOL OMG WTFAY #Distracted! Friday, March 30 at 7pm Saturday, March 31 at 2pm. Tickets at FreeStreet.org This is a very funny piece about the impact of social media on relationships [...]
Amores, remember that anthology that includes one of my essays? You know the one… pretty blue cover… pink train… lots of gay stuff…. Well… here’s a review of Windy City Queer that just happens to call my piece “hilarious.” Yay! Coming soon… I’m a vegan, but I hate all-natural makeup! I’ll tell you why when [...]
For the past few years, I’ve had the honour of working as the Lead Artist for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex. The Incubator brings poets together to create ensemble performance, merging my two great loves: poetry and theatre. Our last show, Tour Guides, was an off-center love letter to Chicago. It enjoyed [...]
Amores, in case you don’t want to read my long post about Tour Guides (below, and totally brilliant, just saying), here’s the short version. Tour Guides. Opens Friday. Worth Seeing. Tickets and Information at guildcomplex.org.
Chicago is… the lake I love/still can’t believe it ain’t an ocean. Chicago is… bipolar as projects next to million dollar condos. Chicago is… masochists and character builders knee deep in snow… Amores, The Americans closed on Saturday night and today I’m jumping in to tech for TOUR GUIDES v.3, which opens on Friday. Wait a second, [...]
Oh Whoa! I have been so busy writing about Target I forgot to tell you about my show that opens on December 3rd!!!!!! I have a show that opens on December 3rd! TOUR GUIDES is an insider’s peek at Chicago, written by 10 poets from across the city and directed by The Lovely and Talented [...]