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Friendship Above All Else

… Unlike contestants on reality shows, I DID come here to make friends. I understand that everyone is different, we all have different needs to be met — some people constantly … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The real reason I look up to Amy Poehler so damn much

“I’ve failed a million times on stage, just not getting laughs. I’ve listened to notes that I knew weren’t right. I’ve pitched ideas and let other people change them, knowing … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

8 Essential New Years Resolutions

Take the stairs Get fit and active while getting to places by swapping the escalators for some stairs. Also, you’ll need to be fit and strong when the time is … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’m Done Playing To An Audience That Doesn’t Exist

Last night a dear friend and someone whom I whole-heartedly respect affectionately berated me for not improvising and writing at the top of my intelligence. It hurt a little and … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 2014 Retrospective For Your Eyeballs

Yeah, I’m writing a ‘lil retrospective of my 2014. Part of me is disappointed in myself for doing the obvious, self-indulgent thing of highlighting the achievements and the good times … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amazing! How To Be a Human Being On Stage In 3 Easy Steps!

Part of the Not Sure If Improv Notes or Life Advice series. I sell this to my students as “Hayley’s Philosophy for Great* Scenework” but the only thing I can really … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

(Not) Born In the USA

America: Land of The Things I Thought I Knew All About PREFACE The United States of America as a pop-culture construct means a lot to me. I’d never been there before … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment