Whoops it's been 3 months since my last blog post! Sup?
So I finished Improv 401 at UCB in May, and I was accepted into the Advanced Study Improv Program! Check out my diploma (YES I GOT IT FRAMED SORRY NOT SORRY) and my fabulous 401 class. I can't wait to take my first ASH or ASP!
Over the last few months, I've performed in a bunch of indie improv shows with my two teams, Hephaestus and Hot Medicine. Hephaestus hosted our first show at Slake last Thursday. Slake is a huge bar in midtown/Chelsea with a large concert hall that we got to do our show in. We had a huge audience, great teams including several UCB house team performers, and everyone's sets were awesome! It looks like we'll be hosting a show there once a month!
My teams have a few indie improv shows scheduled for the next few weeks as well. I love doing improv, especially with friends, and I would literally be happy doing shows every day. UCB is taking over my life and I love it.
My apprentice class at The Barrow Group just got cast in short plays for our industry showcase. I'm cast in two really fun parts, and our showcase will be in mid-September!
Orange is the New Black season 3 came out last month, and I made two very brief appearances! *SPOILER*
Big Boo's flashback (I'm wearing a ponytail and a choker necklace):
And Pennsatucky's flashback (Brown longsleeve shirt and jeans):
It's silly and blurry but OITNB is such an amazing and important show, so it's awesome that I was a tiny part of it and that I had a sneak peek last year!
Also, I wrote another article for NY Blueprint. It's not relevant anymore because the festival is over, haha, but click here to read it. I also wrote two more silly articles on my tumblr: sophiehirsh.tumblr.com.
Thanks for click click clicking! xo
Sup!? I'm having a super busy NYC week but I am loving it! Here are some cool things that I've done in the last few days... :)
The director of a short film I shot a few months ago sent me a rough cut of my scene! It was all shot in one take - pretty cool! Here it is:
You clicked this link, so now you must read about my life. Muahahaha! Here are some updates on my creative ventures...
My apprentice class had our monologue performance at The Barrow Group a few weeks ago. The photo on the above left is me performing an Amazon customer review of Bic Cristal Pens For Her.
My acting class at The Barrow Group is currently working on Film & TV scenes. My classmate Cocoa and I did a scene from Broad City last week! Photo above right.
Two of my satirical articles were published for www.absrdCOMEDY.com: www.absrdcomedy.com/author/maynotbecool/.
I wrote two new articles for www.nyblueprint.com:
http://www.nyblueprint.com/comedy-television/broad-city-returns and http://www.nyblueprint.com/nightlife-shabbat-holidays-week/where-party-purim-year (although the second one is kind of irrelevant now that Purim's over, haha).
I'm halfway through Sketch 101 at UCB. It's been challenging, but I'm learning SO much.
I'm starting Improv 401 at UCB this week, so I'll be in three shows with my class in April & May - stay tuned!
I've been interning at UCB Theatre in Chelsea since last month - I still can't believe I get to work at the theatre, and see so many great performers every week. It is the coolest.
That's all for now! Thanks to whoever is reading :)
Here are a few thangz going on:
- I started an internship at UCB - I'll be working at the comedy theatre one night a week for the next few months!
- I'm starting Sketch 101 at UCB next week.
- I created a writing page on this website, and a tumblr where I'll be posting some attempts at comedy writing.
- This weekend I'm performing with my badass apprentice class at The Barrow Group! We're doing a monologue night. Friday 2/20 & Saturday 2/21 at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and at the door only! For more info via facebook click here :)
Thanks for reading!
I was pretty bummed to find out that Blue Line Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night has been postponed indefinitely. My suitcase was packed, my script was all marked up, and I had told everyone I knew about it. But what can ya do.
I'm trying to make the most of the extra time I have at home, so my brother and I decided to write and film a sketch. We are obsessed with our grandma and had a feeling she would have star power, and we were right. We made it just for fun so it's not perfect (shoutout to my bro for laughing right next to the mic while it was rolling) but we are even more obsessed with our adorable grandma now (shoutout to grandpa and his cameo too!). Check out "Instagrandma" below, and please subscribe to our new channel, The Dual Citizens!
Hello friends! Here are a few little updates for whoever is reading :)
I noticed that I've been added to IMDb! www.imdb.com/name/nm6925245. Here's the scoop on my two credits:
"My Crazy Love" just aired on Oxygen last week (see below picture). It was just an extra gig but still fun to see my face so clearly on TV! The show is actually hilarious - I'm in season 1 episode 6. My other IMDb credit is the short film "J Doe," which should be complete by the Spring.
Last week I was in a reading at the Treehouse Theatre in midtown. It was John Clancy's "Fatboy." There were a few other Muhlenberg alumni involved in the reading, who were so great to get to work with!
I'm gearing up to go to Mississippi for Twelfth Night in just a few weeks. Can't wait to Olivia it up with Blue Line Shakespeare!
My improv 301 class at UCB has been awesome, and our graduation show is next weekend, Sunday, December 21 at 1pm at UCB East. Tickets are $5 at the door (or free with a UCB ID)
Thanks for reading!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been cast in Blue Line Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night as Olivia! The contract is signed and the flights are finally booked - I'll be going to Columbus, Mississippi this January for about a month for the show! Twelfth Night is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, and playing Olivia is a dream come true. I can't wait to head to some warmer weather, meet the rest of the cast and crew, and get started!
Hi friends! Welcome to the new www.SophieHirsh.com - I bought my domain name! Here are a few brief updates about the last few weeks.
The play I'm in, "Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe," opened this past Thursday night at the Corner Office Theatre on 43rd and 8th in the theatre district. Every performance has sold out (there may be a few standby seats left) and we've been getting great audience reception. We're open through November 1st. Here's a snapshot of me as The Raven. (Hoping to get production photos soon).
I had an amazing time doing an ad campaign for CitySeat and the photos are finally here! See above, check out their website, www.cityseat.com, and the photos section of my website to see more.
I've been cast in a New School short film as an enthusiastic girl on a date. Yesterday we had a rehearsal. So excited to shoot next weekend!
I'm starting improv 301 today at UCB with Doug Moe. Can't wait!
I had another extra gig last week, working on "The Blacklist." I'm starting to look out for some of my blink-or-you'll-miss-me appearances on TV, hope to see one soon!
Stay tuned for more...I've got a big announcement coming up soon! :) thanks for reading, friends!