Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer into Fall, 2019!

Hi friends.. You're awesome. There's about to be so much happening.. please consider this a placeholder until actual website updating happens...

TEACHING!
I'm offering an Intro to Memoir class for Ages 55+ in the fall!

INTRO TO MEMOIR FOR AGES 55+
Wednesdays, September 25th - November 13th
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$10/session or $60 for all 8 (scholarships available!) 
HERO Plumbing Community Space, 54th & Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis  
Email octoberdandy@gmail.com for information and registration. 

(I would love to also offer an Improv for Ages 55+... if you or anyone you know might be interested, please let me know!)

AN EXPERIMENT!
INTRODUCTION TO MEMOIR FOR TRANSPLANTS and POTLUCK!
Not from the Twin Cities?
Even if you’ve been here for many many years, still feel a “transplant”..?
How do people even meet people?
Do you like food?

Part memoir writing, part introvert/extrovert social club, part self-driven welcome wagon...

Join Jen Scott and other transplants* for this four week “class” featuring socializing, prompted memoir writing, and snacks.

For each week, participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share (A bag of chips is fine, if not encouraged.)
Tuesdays October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bryn Mawr HERO Plumbing space

Email Jen at octoberdandy@gmail.com for registration.
$40 for the four sessions; Bring a friend for free!

PERFORMANCE! HUGE Theater, Fringe Festival, and beyond.. 

HUGE Theater
I perform every Monday at 8 p.m. with Show X at HUGE Theater! Also, can we have some money

Fringe Festival!
Minnesota Fringe Festival, www.fringefestival.org
The Overview Effect, at Strike Theater. 
An improvised exploration of humans out of space. Each performance is improvised, so each performance will be different. All about the effect that seeing the world from above has on people... 
Aug. 2nd, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 4th, 1 p.m.
Aug. 6th, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 8th, 7 p.m.
Aug. 10th, 8:30 p.m.

Dungeons & Cabins, at the U of MN Rarig Center Arena.
A scripted comedy.. very light, very cute. Written by an incredibly talented 20 year NYU drama student/South High graduate... so much fun!
Aug. 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 3rd, 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 5th, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 10th, 10 p.m.
Aug. 11th, 8:30 p.m.

 FRIENDS WITH GUNS with Uprising Theater


Sept. 20th through Oct. 5th. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June, oh June...

Just as the domestic-violence-tinged musical proclaims, you are busting out all over... (sigh.)

It is beautiful outside! And hence, THEATER!


Please check out Adorable this Sunday June 10th and Sunday July 1st at Improv a Go Go at HUGE Theater. 8 p.m.. Pay What You Can. We're so excited to play for you!

And please keep your ears open for TWIN CITIES IMPROV FESTIVAL info! I'll be with Attenborough and Show XX.. Details to come!

Love and onward!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Delightful! Very lucky!

The drop in workshop at HUGE with the complicated name (Take your time! Space work, reaction, and slowing down..) was delightful! People are mad geniuses, friends.

Also delightful was Chicago Avenue Project! So so much fun. Again, the joy, the support, and the mad genius.

I did a sample class at Feeney Manor/Open Circle (a residence and program under the Augustana umbrella) about memoir writing. I'll be teaching a eight week class starting in May (followed by eight weeks of playwriting and eight weeks of devising.) Woo! Also, my eighth month old had much to say during this sample class.


This Saturday April 28th, please come to Drag Story Hour at Pillsbury House + Theatre, 10:30 a.m.. We had rehearsal Tuesday: we have choreography! And so much silly. :) 


As always, please check out Show X, Mondays at 8 p.m. at HUGE. We'd love it if you would. :) 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Upcoming Stuff 2018...


Hi friends! 

This last week has been Week of the Young Child.. and here are some young children, being awesome at Pillsbury House.. :) 


What's up for this coming week... 

I'll be teaching a drop in class at HUGE called Take your time! Space work, reaction, and slowing down.. on Tuesday April 24th, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come check out Chicago Avenue Project this weekend, Sunday at 7 p.m., Monday at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.. I was lucky enough to be one of the playwrights for this session!

As always, please check out Show X, Mondays at 8 p.m. at HUGE

And then, finally, I'll be making my drag debut as Francois Pierre-Gilles Sebastian Mathieu Jean-Marie Emannuelle Henry Jean-Luc Picard on Saturday April 28th, at Pillsbury House + Theatre, 10:30 a.m. Free and hopefully very silly. :) 

Love! And onward!




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Updates upon updates!


Hi friends! Whelp. That sped by. 



I was lucky enough to be a part of Family Dinner at HUGE Theater (winter 2016 & 2017). The Star Tribune even reviewed us!


That's baby Leo getting a shout out as a prop. ;)

I also was a part of Party Riot, a new femme-identifying/gender queer performance also at HUGE. 


I was part of the movement group, which meant that we looked like this, sometimes.. 


Or this. 


An amazing group of people to play with! 

And I also got to continue with Show X, which is more fun than fun. It's this fun.  

























And then this fun... 
























Which sometimes becomes this fun... (so very lucky). 














So, very lucky to be doing a lot of this, and making a lot of faces, these last couple of years.


Because that was the last time I updated this site! (good god.)

Still an Artist in Residence at Pillsbury House + Theatre, still a teaching artist at Children's Theatre Company, still a teaching artist at Park Square Theater, still teaching a little for Improv Parenting, still coaching on the side. Very lucky!

I now can update with what's coming? Right? Maybe? 

Hoping things are good. Onward. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

So outdated! Attempting to fix! :)


Hi friends.. erm...

With all apologies, here's an updated post! Come see me in:

Attenborough: The Improvised Nature Documentary
Saturdays, 10:30 p.m. through October 2016
HUGE Theater

Adorable at Improv a Go Go
Sundays, 8 p.m., October 16th, 23rd, 30th
HUGE Theater

written by Rachel Jendrzejewski, conceived and developed in collaboration with Red Eye Theater
Oct 14 - 30th

The Gray and the Gold by Maximum Verbosity 
Saturday, 10/29 at 1:00PM

Family Dinner
November & December 2016

Love and love!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

This Saturday! Adorable in Off Book at HUGE!

That's my favorite image for Off Book. Ever.

Butch and I get to Adorable in the strangest way possible, as I'll be the scripted actor and he gets to improvise off of that. So lucky and such good stuff.

8 p.m., Off Book, HUGE Theater, this Saturday Jan. 11th. $10 gets you in all night. :)