Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December December...

Hi friends! Just a quick update:

 - Levi Weinhagen is the kindest and most patient interviewers around. I'm completely honored to be a part of his Pratfalls of Parenting podcast. Meep!

 - Freshwater Theatre's anthology "For Better Or Worse" is now available on Amazon! (I wrote one of the pieces in it.. Exciting!)

 - Another of my small plays will be featured in Table Salt Production's "After the Apple", which is an evening of short plays by local women playwrights, directed by local women directors. Neat? Neat.

 - I'll be at HUGE Theater, Saturday Dec. 29th, 8 p.m., for the last "Family Dinner". This show has been a complete delight. Please join us! :)

 - Finished directing a play at Humboldt High School in St. Paul. We did it! Actually, THEY did it. Congrats to all involved!!

A Mystery Cafe gig, some last teaching.. and then it's 2013. January 2013. This still sort of blows my mind.

Hoping your holidays are beautiful!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ah, Toronto.. and a SURPRISE HOLY CRAP!

Hi friends!

The Toronto Improv Festival was great. Generous awesome crowd, generous awesome organizers. We appeared, did a show in a lovely giant blackbox theater, got our first non-alcoholic suggestion (which was lovely!), reunited with the excellent Meghan Wolff (who rocked it), secured crepes, and then walked back to our hotel, dodging mummies and drunk Power Rangers. Canada believes in Halloween. :)


Mike Doughty will be our Armando for a special performance at HUGE Theater.

If you're not sure who Mike Doughty is, think former Soul Coughing front man, amazing solo artist, writer, storyteller and good god. (Also think me listening obsessively, between the years 1995 and.. 2010? I've hung out with this guy's voice a lot.)

If you're not sure what an Armando is, don't worry: it just means that he's going to tell stories (!!! and he's an excellent storyteller), and then we shall improvise inspired by said stories.

If you're not sure what HUGE is, what better time to check it out, indeed? :)

Am I excited? Indeedy do. So very.

Armando Night featuring Mike Doughty.
THIS Friday Nov. 2nd
10:30 p.m., $20, HUGE Theater.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

November is for turkeys and the funny.

October was fun. So much fun. But it's not over yet!

The beautiful Emily Schmidt and I head to the Toronto Improv Festival! Our duo, Ladies Who Drink, performs on Saturday October 27th at 9 p.m. I'm so damned excited to play with her, neither of us have been to that side of Canada, Toronto looks amazing, I get to take an airport shuttle. Meep!

Creature Feature has a special Halloween performance! 8 p.m., October 31st, HUGE Theater.

Family Dinner starts up in November. Ohmygod, the cast makes me so happy. It's what it says it is: an improvised holiday dinner. It'll be wonderful and terrible. Please come! Saturdays, 8 p.m., HUGE Theater.

Adorable will be performing sometime during the IMPROV-A-THON, Thursday November 15th, HUGE Theater. It might be in the middle of the night. Please come in your PJs (and it's Give To The Max Day! Important!)

The Theater of Public Policy continues to be awesome.. (I'll be performing with them on Thursday November 15th, 7 p.m.,  HUGE Theater.)

And I think I'm involved with a mysterious show called the Nightmare Video Project, Saturday November 17th, 10:30 p.m., HUGE Theater.

Finally, the All Star Variety Show Bonanza returns, Monday November 3rd! I have the honor of looking at the cast list. Good good. It'll be great. 7 p.m., Bryant-Lake Bowl.

Thanks, friends! Stay sane during these election times and see you in a bit. :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

One final review, and..

Ohh! The closing of "Eurydice" was too short, too short.. lovely audience, lovely cast, lovely crew, lovely all!

One final review from TCDaily Planet. "Walking Shadow’s production provides the audience with a fitting showcase for this intensely personal and poetic script." and "Scott’s facial impressions are especially noteworthy." Whoohoo! So lovely! Many thanks to all!

And upcoming shows!
THIS Monday, The All Star Variety Show Bonanza at the Bryant Lake Bowl! Comedy and drinking, sketches and funny funny bits. Amazing performers, ridiculousness!!! 7 p.m. for madness.

THIS Tuesday, Brain Game comes to Brit's Pub by way of Hanging with Your Parents' Friends! 7 p.m., Brit's Pub. Featuring Dennis Curley and Jim Robinson of Tablesalt Productions, myself, and the awesome and excellent Levi Weinhagen of Comedy Suitcase.

And finally, this starting this week.. 
CREATURE FEATURE returns! HUGE Theater, 8 p.m. Saturdays and a special 8 p.m. HALLOWEEN show on (well) HALLOWEEN, Wednesday Oct. 31st. Improvised horror for your improvised horror needs.

Coming soon... 
Adorable returns to Improv A Go Go!!! Long form improv performed by me, Josh Eakright and Butch Roy. 8 p.m., Sundays, Improv A Go Go at HUGE Theater, starting Sunday Oct. 7th.

Chicago Avenue Project just had it's writing retreat. I got to peak at some of the scripts. The theme is "Out of Control". It's going to be nuts. So excited. More details to come..

Hoping your pre-fall is treating you beautifully! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

And reviews!


Star Tribune... So thanks to Walking Shadow for holding this exquisite jewel to the light with exceptional care and affection. It is that rarest of things: a sad joy." oh!

Aisle Say Twin Cities... "Bryan Grosso, Bethany Peters, and Jen Scott's trio of stones serves as a perfect anchor to this floating world: both comic and repellent, they embody the underworld’s imposed silence and suppressed thought.) ... It is a tribute to the Walking Shadow’s courage and ability that they have chosen such a challenging play and have staged it beautifully."

CityPages was nice, but thought we could have done better.

And MPR wonders "What did you think?"

Pretty happy. Yea! :) 

We've opened!

Creepy creepy stones. 

"Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, Walking Shadow Theater Company
Through Sept. 29th, Pillsbury House Theater

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What's up next.. with pictures!

Aha! Eurydice has a beautiful fancy postcard now!

Eurydice opens Sept. 14th at the Pillsbury House Theater. It's lovely. And sad. Kiss your family before you come.

A script I wrote is being produced as part of Freshwater Theater's "Better or Worse"! Honored to have it be a part of this production! Please please attend - - awesome people are involved and proceeds go to Minnesotans United for All Families!

Ladies Who Drink got into the Toronto Improv Festival! Holy crap!! CANADA!!! Hoping to see some friends (I have one Canadian friend!) and.. I HAVE NO IDEA. Perform. Take workshops. Bask in the politeness and unending healthcare. The weekend of Oct. 27th.

CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT! I think I get to do this again. Just waiting to double confirm. So excited. (I've been doing the music for CAP for the last couple of years.) What's more fun than fun? CAP. Don't believe me? Watch this video!! October 22nd & 23rd.

Some Improv A Go Go starting in September.

Star Trek: The Next Improvisation runs only through the end of September at HUGE Theater! See it while you can! It's wonderful.

And this weekend only, Saturday Sept. 1st, a return of Ka-Baamm!!

Much to see! Much to giggle at! Much to possible sniffle at. Hoping your pre-fall is wonderful. :) 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Eurydice with Walking Shadow Theater Company and more!

Hi friends! Welcome to almost fall.. It's honestly almost fall, and so beautiful out.. Let's spend time in darkened theaters together!

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, produced by Walking Shadow Theater Company
So so thrilled to be working with these guys. It's a beautiful script, with beautiful words featuring sad things. I am a part of a chorus of stones (there's a Little one and a Big one; I am the Loud one.) It opens Sept. 14th, runs through Sept. 29th at the Pillsbury House Theater. Please come see it and sniffle.

Improv A Go Go, 8 p.m., Sundays at HUGE Theater
Socially Awkward is up in September! Adorable is up in October! Happy Indecisive is up in November! YEAA!!

That's all for now. Hoping your pre-fall is lovely! :) 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Unexpected Fringing!!

This year, I have PURCHASED tickets to the Fringe Festival. ...(Which feels more like a commitment than actually performing in the Fringe Festival.. In that sort of 'good' way commitment... I will see your art for a nominal fee!)

Despite the purchasing, I will also be performing in the Fringe Festival!

I'll be performing with The Theater of Public Policy at the Brave New Workshop Student Union!
Sunday August 12th at 7 p.m.

So cool? So cool! Why, here's a trailer! 

2012 Fringe Festival Trailer from The Theater of Public Policy on Vimeo.

Also, I'll be performing in Stop Talking: A Game of Talking at the U of MN Rarig Experimental Theater!
Friday August 10th at 4 p.m.!

(Stop Talking is a delightful game which usually dissolves into swearing. Sometimes not. Often so.)

Please do Fringe. It makes August awesome. Thanks, friends! :) 

Monday, July 9, 2012

There were things...

Got to attend CONvergence 2012! Holy crap!

Got to be a part of the opening sketch for opening ceremonies (Picture taken by high geektess, Bonnie Burton . Holy crap!)

Got to be a part of Powerpoint Karaoke at CONvergence! Holy crap!!

I lost, but feel good about the battle. (and judged by geeks of plastic cups and power. POWER!)

Saw amazing folk, met amazing folk and giggled a great deal. 

Played Trivia Obscura with the amazing Four Humors Theater

Played a late night set at HUGE Theater with Socially Awkward. 

MC'd the Move and Groove Family Fun Day at the Basilica (as part of the Basilica Block Party). Met Laurie Berkner! Saw the Okee Dookee Bros! Ate amazing food from the Gastrotruck. Holy crap!

Got killed by Taj Ruler in our Improv a Go Go set of horror at HUGE Theater. It was great. So lucky.

Beautiful weekend. Very lucky. And there was air conditioning (and awesome amazing folk). Holy crap!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fancy tumblr for Ladies Who Drink!

I'm in an improv duo with the amazing Emily Schmidt called Ladies Who Drink! And look! We have a fancy tumblr now!


It's so fancy!!!

We also have a facebook page

We also have our set from TCIF online!

Ladies Who Drink - Twin Cities Improv Festival - June 24, 2012 from Jen Scott on Vimeo.

Omahrgerd indeed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

It went so fast...

It did.

The Twin Cities Improv Festival:
 - Happy, grateful, blow away, exhausted, happy.

Looking at the people we got to take workshops from.
Thinking about what I saw that made me lose it. Giggly.
Honored to play and perform and really happy with how we did.
David Ash sending more improvisers to Sebastian Joe's. 

So. Very. Lucky. 

One more week of Physical Theater training with Studio 206... doing a short sketch for opening ceremonies at CONvergence ... more Star Trek: the Next Improvisation!... Happy Indecisive is at Improv A Go Go this week, Sunday July 1st at 8 p.m., HUGE Theater... 

I will also be hosting Move & Groove Family Fun Day, the kid's portion of the Basilica Block Party. W00t!

It was a wonderful weekend. So many thanks to those who made it possible. Or, just, you know.. literally made the festival. :) Thank you. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Update!

Hi friends! Just a quick update!

 - I'll be performing at Improv A Go Go at HUGE Theater, Sundays through July 8th!

 - Star Trek: The Next Improvisation is speeding along. Check us out Saturdays at HUGE Theater through September.

 - TWIN CITIES IMPROV FESTIVAL!!! I'll be performing Saturday and Sunday. So much fun!

 - A short play I wrote was accepted into Freshwater Theater's fall production "Better or Worse" production! So cool!

I'm currently in the middle of a physical theater intensive with Studio 206. More on that soon!

Hoping things are lovely!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June June June

So many more details to come.. but until then, what's happening!

Thursday June 7th, 7 p.m. 

Improv A Go Go 

Sundays, May 27th - July 8th
8 p.m., HUGE Theater

Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Performing with Star Trek: The Next Improvisation & Ladies Who Drink
Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th

I start the Studio 206 acting intensive June 11th. I work a bunch of part time jobs, and haven't done one thing for over 5 hours at a time for possibly years. (Will I explode?) Very very excited. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chicago Avenue Project!! This Monday & Tuesday!!!

These guys!! These guys right here are currently working really really hard to make a really really funny theater experience for you. Don't let them down!!!

Chicago Avenue Project at the Pillsbury House Theater. 

It's Raining Cats and DogsMonday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.

FREE. Awesome. Funny. Feel good. WIN. :) 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's coming...

More cast, more crew, EVEN MORE AWESOME. Starting Saturdays at 8 p.m. in May at HUGE Theater

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This Thursday!

This Thursday April 12th, 7 p.m., Bryant Lake Bowl.

Featuring interviews with:
Actor, Director & "Choo Choo Bob" regular, David Tufford
Puppetmaster, Laszlo Nemesi
A Pommelhorse and a Douscheburg, Sam Landman
followed with Improv by Hannah Wydeven, Erin Sheppard and Helena Morris.

Fun. Goodness yes. Please join us! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hey guys...

Remember when I did that one-woman show where I dressed all in black while in a black box theater?

Erm.. Yes, neither do I.

If I do do a one-woman show in a black box theater, I promise to wear some color. You're welcome.

Many thanks to Anna Weggel for the awesome (if not self-indulgent) shots! :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Marcy's Open School Playground!!! And more!

Hi friends! Hoping your incredibly early and beautiful (and spooky) spring has been treating you excellently!

"Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women" over at the New Century Theater closed Sunday - - a lovely run! Too short, but so much fun.

Attempted PowerPoint Karaoke with Theater Arlo twice -- I wanna try again! And got to talk about stereotypes at the All Star Show, as hosted by Dawn Brodey and George Keller. Amazing folks. So much to love!!

But - - still more to see! :)

RomCom plays through the end of March. As the the Theater of Public Policy. Both at HUGE Theater.

Marcy's Open School Playground has one last run! Saturday April 21st, 10:30 p.m., HUGE Theater. Good god. This has been so much fun. The first one featured pirates from the honest-to-god Science Museum of Minnesota. We learned and then chased and caught a puppet named Syphilis. The second one featured guest expert Carin Bratlie (!), Billy Bilingual and my abusive Irish dead grandfather. What will the 3rd one hold? Michael Ritchie as puppet Chairman Mao? Hannah Kuhlmann as Cheryl the raccoon? YES POSSIBLY AND MORE!!

Camilla Parker Bowls (at the BLB) returns April 12 at a new shiny time of 7 p.m.!

OMG: Before We Got Your Lady Bits returns Friday March 23rd at 10:30 p.m. at Mixed Blood!

The All-Star Show. Monday April 2nd, 7 p.m., Bryant Lake Bowl. Hell yeah. :)

Win? Win. Happy equinox, friends. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy 2012!

Indeed! Welcome the Mayan/Aztec/Nostradamus/what? My 94 year old grandpa even know about it - - which means it's real. (I hope not, but.. you know..)

December was full of lovely! Jim & Dennis of Tablesalt Productions were nice enough to let me come play in their remount of SPIKED, a holiday variety show.

We're nice!

Also got to do
HUGE Theater's "Off-Book" which is possibly more fun than fun and a couple of Mystery Cafe' show, which I love.

Onward to 2012 and JANUARY!

I am the understudy for Hennepin Theater Trust's' "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women", which is smart, funny and full of delight!

And also hoping to be in a couple of HUGE shows as permitted.. (Thursday night's HAROLD.. and soon, Thursday night's "Theater of Public Policy", Friday night's "Stop Talking" and Saturday night's "RomCom" - - w00t!)

Also... please keep your eyes out for 3rd Kind Comedy.. It's going to be awesome.

Camilla Parker Bowls (at the BLB) should be coming back soon.. Possibly March or April? Updates soon! Improv a Go Go dates also! And maybe a "Star Trek: The Next Improvisation" remount? YEAAA!!

Happy funny new years! Hoping to see you soon!