Jeff modeling the fantastic OJ shirt I picked up for him at a thrift store in Cleveland years ago, flanked by the fake playbill for the meta-theatrical OJ Simpson musical mockumentary we are wrapping this weekend
I love how on CastingAbout.com, they describe the premise of every TV comedy in a few short words and then insert the phrase "wackiness ensues", as if every comedy were just a collection of wacky people. That is LIFE, folks! You make plans and then...wackiness ensues! Ahh!
Speaking of wacky people, me and a bunch of friends from OU + LA are wrapping filming on Orenthal: The Musical, a feature mockumentary comedy, this weekend. I play Elaine, a conservative arts administrator who ousts Eugene Olivier when I discover the true nature of the play he is putting on in our hallowed theatre. This film has been a passion project of my wacky friend Jeff (see evidence of wackiness in photo, below) for a few years now, and features Jordan K. Kamp, Malcolm Barrett, Larisa Oleynik, Owiso Odera, Mimi Michaels, Jonathan Slavin, Sarah Hagan, Paul Scheer, Bianca DeGroat, Jessica Andres, Eric Martig, Eddie Steeples, John Atzberger, Tom Myers, Ben Begley, Ewan Chung, Katie Skelton, myself and many other awesome people!
I am so stoked to see this project come full circle, filming has been so far has been a blast, the premise is absurd and theatrical + it is always amazing to work with good friends! I've heard some wonderful feedback from the rough cuts so far, so I will keep ya'll updated on any wackiness that ensues re: festivals, distro, etc.