Smile

I recently posted on Facebook about an encounter with sexism. It has generated a lot of response, so I’m re-posting the highlights here.

Original Post on November 9, 2016

Today, I stood up for myself.

As I waited for the elevator, contemplating the election, a co-worker approached and said, “Smile.” Contrary to my usual polite compliance, I looked at him and said, “No. I don’t have to smile just because someone is looking at me.” We rode the elevator in silence until I reached my floor and said, with a genuine smile, “Have a good day.” He responded in kind.

I’ve never liked when men (I have yet to encounter a woman doing so) greet me with an instruction to smile, but last night’s election results reminded me that I must stand against sexism, no matter how casual or well-intended. Pleasant conversation can start with a kind greeting as simple as “Hello.”

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Ladies Room 2016

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Saturday, October 15th 7:30 – 9:00 pm

LINEUP

Bri Giger
Danielle Kraten
Briana Hansen
Madison Shepard
Ilea Matthews
hosted Sylvia Loehndorf

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Posted in Announcements, Comedy

My Super Power

I have a super power, and you might, too! Check out my Knowing Neurons interview about Synesthesia.

Posted in Interviews

Business of the Impossible Podcast

I’m excited to share my appearance on James Lontayao‘s podcast Business of the Impossible. We discuss the challenges of being an actor/comic/producer/mother in entertainment, and things we love.

Business of the Impossible Episode 8

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2nd Annual Ladies Room

I’m hosing the 2nd Annual Ladies Room Comedy Night at Actors Creative Workshop in Burbank on Saturday, December 13th at 8:00 pm. $5.00 gets you in to see an evening of funny female comics + refreshments and a raffle for product from our sponsor, Blowpaste.
RSVP here.
 

 

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Decisions

Final day of shooting Decisions,  a dramatic short film of vignettes that examine difficult choices. We have a cast of nineteen and we’re filming on a Red Epic.

Decisions: The Cure

Decisions: The Cure

Posted in On Set

Ghost in the Meadow

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Little Fish Theatre Presents

Ghost in the Meadow by Joe Simonelli
Directed by Paul Vander Roest

Featuring: Jocelyn Christensen, Madeleine Drake, Sherry Denton-Noonan, Alexandra Gulian, John Haegele, Sylvia Loehndorf & Alicia Moser

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Posted in Theatre

UK Trip

Here are some highlights of our two weeks in the UK.

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Posted in Announcements

NFMLA February 2014

New FilmMakers Los Angeles

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Another fantastic NFMLA festival. I was able to catch two of the three shorts series and meet several wonderful filmmakers. Here are some highlights.

Samnang. Endearing and funny, I was amazed to learn this was the lead actor’s first film. I could have watched this story for hours, and I still have a lingering desire to eat more doughnuts than would be medically advisable.

 

#twitterkills. At a crisp 11 minutes, I kept laughing and checked my laptop at home to ensure my safety when stretching the truth in tweets.

Posted in Film Festivals

Ladies Room Comedy Night

Announcing my newest endeavor: hosting & headlining an all-female comics night!

Posted in Announcements, Comedy