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The Holidaze + Next Show in January!

“Bah Humbug, no that’s too strong, cause it is my favorite holiday.  All this year’s been a busy blur, don’t think I have the energy..” –  Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses

Well, I blinked after my last blog and BAM! Thanksgiving was here.  Then I blinked again and BAM! Christmas was here.  Time goes by way too fast.

To recap the past two months–

During the Holidaze I got my Cat Nanny fix in.  In clockwise order, the cats are: Ditz, Jasper, Mar- Mar, Lazarus and Lazarus again because it’s a big deal to get a picture of scaredy cat Lazarus.

In solo-performance news, I performed “Confessions of a White Mexican-Part 1” at the December monthly Creative Crew Meetup in Redwood City:

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Aren’t you dying to know more??  If you missed this performance, you can catch it again!

Confessions of a White Mexican- Part 1

This performance is part of the Berkeley Marsh Theater’s Tell It on Tuesday Series

The Berkeley Marsh Theater, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Tuesday, January 30th, Doors at 7pm

Tell It On Tuesday

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Tell It On Tuesday celebrates the expression of individual voices by promoting the art of storytelling and solo performance, coming together as a community to share works crafted by theater artists and storytellers. We provide an East Bay home to the solo performer.
Tell It On Tuesday plays in our Berkeley Cabaret.

Tickets at the Door: $10 – $15 Sliding Scale
Tickets in Advance: $8 – $15 Sliding Scale

 

I will be developing “Confessions of a White Mexican, Part 2” in the new year and that performance will also be at the Berkeley Marsh Theater on either April 30th or May 1st.  More details to come.

And on the film front, check out the website to a new short film I just worked on:

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bonus Cat.  JAAAAAACK!! My mom’s spaz cat.

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The Latest…A Beach and a Movie!

November is my birthday month.  It’s kind of a weird time to have a birthday as it usually rains on November 19th, and it’s so close to Thanksgiving, we might as well just merge the two occasions, but that’s okay because I have the whole month to celebrate.

November 2-5th – Pajaro Dunes

Okay technically the weekend beach trip with my mom and sister was not a birthday present for me, but whatever, close enough! Look! Pretty!

Sunrise…. sunset…okay, just sunset. I do not rise that early.

Me, in my natural habitat.

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Low Tide. Best time to look for seashells and sand dollars.

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The ocean owns my heart.

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Right after I got back from the beach I went straight to a friend’s house for a game night.  Then I crashed when I got home, went to work for the next couple of days but then took two days off to work on this film and feel free to donate to our movie! I play a snarky waitress.   🙂

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Some of the crew and cast.

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It was a night shoot, which is always challenging, but my hours weren’t too bad. I was home by 3am.  That’s nothing compared to when I was a stand-in for Neve Campbell on the movie “Scream“.  We had at least a month of 12-hour night shoots.  I would arrive on set at 6pm and we would wrap when the sun came up.  Then I would drive an hour and fifteen minutes home.  At least it was light outside during the commute. I was so young then.

Now I’m reworking my script for my full length one woman show “Late Bloomer”   while also picking up my script again for my new show “Confessions of a White Mexican” which I will be performing a 20 minute excerpt of in January at the Marsh Theater in Berkeley.   Check this blog later for more info on that show.

Now if you will excuse me, time to watch Saturday Night Live!

Ciao!

 

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Mahalo

Well, this past month and a half has been crazy for me.  I had three solo performances, I was cat sitting for three weeks, I had a friend’s wedding and bridal shower to attend and I work full time. I was exhausted. Then my 26 year old niece Brittany decided to get married in Hawaii. *Sigh*  She forced my hand.  Fine, Brittany, I will go to your wedding in Hawaii. Let me just pencil that in.

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I never meant to take a vacation, it was strictly family business. Who’s thirsty?

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Rachel understands. I’m gonna need her and Joey to get me through the turbulence.

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Decompress from all that airplane stress.

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This is okay, if you like that sort of thing.

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Sisters at a rehearsal dinner.

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I will have potatoes on the side.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the wedding day.

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Brittany, I remember you when you were a baby. I feel old.

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All part of the fairy tale. We were at a Disney Resort, after all…

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Baby’s all growns up.  *sniff*

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Proud parents. My brother Mike: “Thomas, if you hurt my daughter, I will kill you.”

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Okay, he didn’t say that, but doesn’t it look like he’s saying that?

You can’t tell from this picture, but Brittany’s bridesmaids were crazy. And they sure do like to line dance. All 13 of them.

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Recovering the next day in Cabana #9.  This pasty white girl avoids the sun.

Me trying to take a selfie before dinner time.

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Hawaii at night is my favorite.

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I’m getting hungry as I type this.

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Aloha.

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“LATE BLOOMER” in SF on Sept. 30th!

Come on out and see my latest solo show, “LATE BLOOMER” in San Francisco on  Saturday, September 30th.   A story about the world’s youngest 35 year old who dodges every rite of passage until her wisdom teeth can’t take it anymore!!

This performance is part of the YES TO EVERYTHING SERIES and comedian Heather Gold will also be performing.  http://www.heathergold.com/

For more information see below:

YES to Everything returns with three weeks of premiere solo performances by Heather Gold, Nikolas Strubbe, Eric Rubin, Dalton Alexander, Theresa Donahoe and Aimee Tomczak who write and perform in their own theatrical pieces. These six artists have devised original works, some with location, current events and audience engagement in mind. Each night is a different double bill that runs the gamut, from comedy to storytelling to visceral movement.

For more details, schedule and show descriptions, visit ftloose.com. Pay what you can $15-25–no one turned away. Buy advance tickets here as these shows sell out. Share on facebook.com.

Footloose Presents at SAFEhouse Arts, One Grove Street at Market near Civic Center BART, San Francisco, Fridays and Saturdays, September 22 through October  7, 2017. All shows 8:00 pm.

Theresa Donahoe is a Bay Area actress who writes and performs her original solo shows. Being the baby of her four siblings, she developed a unique set of coping skills. Like waiting around until somebody else solves her problems. She can dodge every rite of passage and remain the world’s youngest 35 year old. Or can she? Her wisdom teeth cannot take it anymore…the kitchen sink is clogged…her dad wants her to move out. See the funny and fast talking Theresa get in and out of stressful situations with aplomb. Cat Nanny 911! was Theresa Donahoe’s first short work and enjoyed a sold out extended run after debuting at All Terrain Theater’s Women in Solodarity showcase in April, 2013. Other short pieces followed when she collaborated with David Ford and Jill Vice at The Marsh. Late Bloomer is Theresa’s first, full length solo. It debuted in March at the 2017 Rogue Fringe Festival in Fresno and is making its Bay Area premiere at YES.

 

 

 

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NEXT SOLO SHOW IN SF ON 9/23 and 9/30

WELCOME TO MY BLOG! GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

Come on out and see my latest solo show, “LATE BLOOMER” in San Francisco on Saturday September 23rd and/or Saturday September 30th.   This performance is part of the YES TO EVERYTHING SERIES-For more information see below:

YES to Everything returns with three weeks of premiere solo performances by Heather Gold, Nikolas Strubbe, Eric Rubin, Dalton Alexander, Theresa Donahoe and Aimee Tomczak who write and perform in their own theatrical pieces. These six artists have devised original works, some with location, current events and audience engagement in mind. Each night is a different double bill that runs the gamut, from comedy to storytelling to visceral movement.

For more details, schedule and show descriptions, visit ftloose.com. Pay what you can $15-25–no one turned away. Buy advance tickets here as these shows sell out. Share on facebook.com.

Footloose Presents at SAFEhouse Arts, One Grove Street at Market near Civic Center BART, San Francisco, Fridays and Saturdays, September 22 through October  7, 2017. All shows 8:00 pm.

Featured solo artists are:
Heather Gold (SF Sketchfest, SXSW, The Future Starts Here on AOL)
Nikolas Strubbe (Speakeasy, MythBusters, Circus Avalon, We Players, Burlesque Idol Australia)
Eric Rubin (SF Sketchfest, Tourettes without Regrets, Sacramento Comedy Fest, Piano Fight)
Theresa Donahoe (Rogue Festival, The Marsh,  All Terrain Theater)
Aimee Tomczak (Stagewerx, The Marsh, American Bandstand)
Dalton Alexander (
FACT/SF, Transitions Dance Company with Theo Clinkard and Dog Kennel Hill Project)

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Theresa D. aka Late Bloomer aka White Mexican aka Tmoney

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Confessions of a White Mexican! Monday, 9/11/17 in Berkeley.

Hola Mis Amigos!

Como esta? Did I say that right? I don’t know. Come out this coming Monday, 9/11/17 and watch me struggle to find my Mexican roots!

I will be performing a 20 minute excerpt of my new solo show “Confessions of a White Mexican”. This is a class performance and I will be going on 4th out of 6 (maybe 7 performers) that night. Each piece will be approximately 20 minutes. No intermission.

DONDE? The Berkeley Marsh Theater, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley (off of Downtown Berkeley BART)
CUANDO? Monday, September 11, 2017
A QUE HORA? Doors at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm. I go on fourth.
CUANTO CUESTA? $10 at the door only. No advance online sales.
PORQUE? Because it’s awesome to support the arts and I’m funny!

Hope to see you there!

(And check this blog next week for future performance dates for my current full length solo show “LATE BLOOMER” in San Francisco!)

Hasta Luego!

Theresa D. aka White Mexican!

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Next Performances May 8th and 22nd

Where does the time go? Ever since I got back from the Rogue Fringe Festival last month I haven’t had a whole lot of time to catch my breath.  Sure the most stressful part of the month was over, but all of a sudden there were baby showers and birthday parties to attend to and I am so grateful that I was available to attend events that had nothing to do with my show.  Frankly, I was getting sick of myself.

Speaking of sick, then I got sick. A post-stress release, if you will.  A late Spring cold assaulted me followed by some peri-menopausal PMS systems, but I will spare you those details.  Let’s just say I wasn’t feeling 100% or fully recovered.  But now, I can exhale, for a minute and finally have time for some restful introspection, which I so desperately need for future inspiration.  But the restful period is short lived and now I have two more performance dates lined up (excerpts only).  Some of you have seen excerpts of this show awhile back, but I have made a lot of changes– so come on out if you can!

Both of these upcoming shows are part of the Monday Night Marsh Series at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco.  I will be performing “Late Bloomer” alongside four other solo artists- each piece is approximately 20 minutes and I go on first!  Hope to see you there!

“LATE BLOOMER”

Monday Night Marsh Series

May 8th and May 22nd

1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd street-three blocks from 24th & Mission BART

Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, $8 at the door or you can buy tickets online here

 

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