5 Shows in 3 Days!
I just did 5 shows in 3 days!
3 poetry shows (first time I’ve ever done that!)
1 improv show
1 Latinx panel show
Plus, I went to a Latinx Writers Meetup from La Lista Podcast and I bumped into a long lost comedy friend, Rafael, showrunner of the Sin Vervuenca Spanish Standup Show.
Here’s what I learned!
1. Poetry is forever
2. I’m grateful to CLI (Community Literature Initiative) for showing me that
3. You should share your poetry because you never know how it’s going to help someone, including inspiring them to write their own.
4. A poet’s job is to articulate shared universal pain by writing about their specific experiences
5. A space derives its power from its community
6. Like a spirit animating a body, a community breathes life into a space.
7. Poetry has to be read out loud, so I’m going to put up more poetry shows
8. La Lista Podcast has built a strong community of Latinx writers, and I’m grateful to Rubén Mendive for a creating a space for all of us to meet
9. It’s really cool to be part of an ensemble finding its style and voice.
10. I’m grateful for being on Nuisance and creating with them.
11. We had a really fun, bonkers practice, and I think bonkers is the sweet spot for my improv. We had a great show too.
12. Ryan Hitchcock is a good Improv coach. I highly recommend y’all hire him for your improv groups.
13. My long lost bud, Rafael, is a hella funny standup and showrunner. Good to see you, dude!
14. I’m really grateful for Joe Felix. He’s really grown as a co-producer for Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales. Dude is becoming a leader.
15. Andy Lomeli is a leading man, y’all. Dude has gravitas and then some.
16. Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales is coming along. I believe in this show.
17. Also, Menudo is so funny! Book them for your shows!
18. I will always love Richard Aaron, co-founder of the Latinx Comedy Pachanga.
19. Don’t be afraid to put your work out into the universe. You never know how it’s going to change someone, including yourself.
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