THIS FAT OLD LADY’S THEATER TUESDAY – BREATHE!

If you are a singer and aren’t familiar with your diaphragm, you need to make its acquaintance now (and no, I don’t mean your birth control of choice).  And if you are an actor and think that diaphragms are only for singers – you’re wrong.  You need the same skills in speaking that a singer…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S TBT – MCCV

As you may (or may not) know, I am an atheist and have been for quite a while. That has never stopped me from singing/performing at churches.  My one rule, however, is that the church must not participate or condone discrimination.  That rule eliminates a disappointing number of churches. While living in Los Angeles, I…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S WTF WEDNESDAY – WTF MURPHY

Anyone with cats knows that cats have an affinity to odd things.  I mean besides their affinity to cat people which you must admit tends to be an odd lot. I have had cats who love Spaghettios, jello, tomato sauce, banana popsicles, Ben Gay, anti-biotic gel.  Many cats have a strange attraction and love affair…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S THEATER TUESDAY – KEEP ON LEARNING

If you are thinking of doing any kind of performance art form, you will benefit from learning and learning and more learning. Acting?  Standup?  Improv?  Watch people.  Watch them in life, watch them on TV, watch them in movies.  Figure out how they convey what is going on physically.  Listen to people.  Listen to accents,…

THIS FAT OLD LADY’S TBT – KITSCH, REVISITED

I know I’ve written about Kitsch before but scanning in photos, I (finally) found my favorite photo of her and felt she needed an encore. Kitsch was a teensy little tortie.  An ugly or useless piece of art.  It suited her because she was a little goofy looking, often not useful, and a total piece…