Episode 12: Improvising Life w/ actress Mary Ward

Mary Ward is an accomplished actress whose career has spanned more than 25 years. She is a member of Actor’s Equity and Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA. Mary is an Independent Spirit Award Nominee and has had leading roles in film and TV. Her stage credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional Theatre. She attended the University of Iowa as an undergrad and holds a graduate degree from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.  

Mary has run acting and improv classes and camps for children, youth, and adults since 2002. She's and her husband live in upstate NY and have 3 "kids" ages 20, 22, and 24.

www.actingandimprov.com

Episode 11: Making up the Moment w/Marsha Page

Marsha Page is a New York Emmy Nominated, makeup artist and beauty expert, with experience in independent film, television, editorial, theater, special effects, bridal and fashion.

She discovered her passion for make-up artistry in the late 1990's. As a recent college grad, pursuing a career in the legal industry, her passion came to light when she was looking for ways to mask her recent weight gain. She began to use make-up as a way to empower herself and take the focus off her body.

Today you can see her beautiful work on Fox,  ABC news, and through her two daughters, Olivia & Jordyn.

Stalk her on Instagram & Twitter: @MarshaPageMUA

Episode 10: Bus stop Moms, Clashing Kids, and Holy Pants w/ Jeanette Fotis

Jeanette Fotis is a Comedic Actor, Improviser & Nerd Mom Extraordinaire who helps business folk make money using the principles of improv.

In her other mundane job titles she’s also an early childhood education teacher,  coaches little actors to be in the moment, sells Girl Scout cookies, knits whimsical accessories, & exercises extroversion to counter a very introverted theatre prof husband (they do exist).

She hails from Chicago & now lives near Reading, PA where she parents 3 Fotikids.

Da Gram: @knitsngiggs

Da Twits: @jeanette_fotis

Episode 9: Weird & Flawless w/ actor Gusta Johnson

Gusta Johnson is an actor, singer, improviser by night - a producer, editor by day and a worried mom 24/7! She studied opera at USC’s Thornton School of Music, did years of theatre in Seattle and NYC and is currently enrolled in the Advanced Study program at UCB NY.

She’s the co-founder of the long-running indie improv team Wicked City and she writes and produces her own videos with her production company Ruffian Studios which she started with her husband. Her toddler, Finn, is a big fan of Sesame Street, Cheerios and getting into anything and everything he shouldn’t.

Tweet Her: @gustaemily

Watch Her: www.gustajohnson.com

Episode 8: Yes, and...I want the drugs w/Morgan Grace Jarrett

Morgan Grace Jarrett is an Actress and Improviser at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. Her credits include, Broad City, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Affair and The Chris Gethard Show. She lives in New York City with her husband, son and Vitamix.

On this episode we go all up in new mommyhood with my first teacher at UCB. From a crazytown birth, to forgetting almost everything, and finally ending up in heaven with the cutest 9 month old around. 

http://www.morgangracejarrett.com/

Instagram: @MsMorgan     

Episode 7: Bone, Thugs, and Wonderwoman w/actor Lucas Calhoun

Because I strive to give you parenting--straight, no chaser, I decided what better way then through ACTUAL improv. The format is little different but my love for ya'll remains. I hope you at least giggle and at most let a little pee go (it's ok I won't tell). Either way I hope you enjoy!

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing my husband....my on-screen husband that is, Lucas Calhoun.

Besides being a talented actor and improvisor, he's also a dedicated dad who's all about #thatdadlife. He talks about his 4 year old daughter and her alter ego Midnight Cheetah (who may be my new idol) who she created at Superhero Camp. We also discover exactly old we are when discussing pop music today (hint: we may require anew hip).

Lucas Calhoun is an American Actor based out of New York. He has appeared on Television shows like (BILLIONS, MADAM SECRETARY) and on Broadway in The Elephant Man.

Lucas is one of the Founding Members of The Drunk Shakespeare Society where five classically trained actors meet nightly and explore one of Shakespeare’s plays, whilst one of them gets hammered---all in front of a live audience.

When he is not pretending to be someone else for money he can be found playing a princess, villain, superhero or horse in is recurring role as Vivienne’s father.

Instagram @instalucas

www.lucascalhoun.com

 

Episode 6: Marathon Motherhood w/ Kira Kohrherr

FitBump founder Kira Kohrherr, is an AFAA certified and ACE pre/postnatal certified personal trainer. With over 15 years experience, she works with moms striving for fit, healthy pregnancies.

In 2015, she created FitBump T3™: Targeted Trimester Training for moms searching to maintain a higher level of fitness through pregnancy and to actively prepare for labor. Kira 21X Half-Marathoner and 4X Marathoner, just became a first-time mom to son Rhys in August 2016.

You can check out all her services at www.fitbump.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Fitbump

Episode 5: Google Parenting w/Michelle Akin

Michelle Akin is a Professional Certified Coach in private practice, as well as a Program Leader in the Accomplishment Coaching Life Coach and Leadership Training Program.

With a background in video production, improv and sketch comedy, and music, she works primarily with clients in creative industries. She is also a new Mom with a gorgeous baby girl, and plans for more on the way!

Check out all her awesome coaching services at www.michelleakin.nyc

Stalk her on Instagram: @MichelleAkin21 Twitter: @MichelleAkin