Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tis the Season to Be Jolly!

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There is no better way to have a jolly good time than to catch a Women of Whimsy show! It’s the perfect way to send out 2011, especially if you didn’t get enough belly laughing this year. Join us Friday, December 3oth at The Alternative Cafe, 1230 Fremont Blvd in Seaside, CA! The show starts at 7:30 but  if you come at 7pm you’ll get the best seats in the house. And it’s only $10!

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Kira Gray  

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“I was walking to my Japanese class when suddenly I was hit by a ball flying out of an improv class.  Instinctively I returned the ball to the improv instructor and stayed for the entire semester.  Well, what would you have done?”   One of Women of Whimsy’s original cast members, Kira was instrumental in bringing the Whimsies to life.  An avid fan of the performing arts, Kira sings, dances, takes acting and directing classes, writes poetry and songs and loves four legged, furry creatures.   Lucky for Women of Whimsy that Kira was hit by that improv class ball.   She never did make it to Japanese class, but keeps that option open.

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Maria Dawson

One of Women Of Whimsy’s original members, Maria was a member of Monterey’s Playback Theater, a troupe that improvised scenes based on the life stories of audience members. Maria maintains a wall of silence about her nefarious theatrical beginnings – “Improv just sort of happened to me – spur of the moment, if you know what I mean.”  However, her high energy and bigger than life stage presence reveals her love of making things up on the spot. Favorite things:  being an elementary school drama teacher, the Beatles, gardening, and Milk Duds.

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Eileen met Improv at high school in the 80’s, where they fell in love. They courted for several years at Seattle TheatreSports and later in life, at D.C. ComedySportz. Improv continued to follow her which led to marriage, although nobody was invited to the wedding. She emphatically states Improv has changed her life in wonderful ways, adding, “I truly believe there is an Improv out there for everyone.” She also likes apples and bananas.