Friday, March 25, 2011

kettle of fish: benefit for japan

last night my improv group, jeff fahey is TRON, held our monthly improv show at triple crown in new york. this particular show, however, was a little different, since only a week before did poupak, our group's fearless leader, have the idea that we should turn our show into a benefit for japan.

cut to one week and tons of emails later, and our event turned out a big crowd (we packed our usual performance space), lots of laughs, tons of prizes that we raffled and auctioned off, and... drumroll please... we raised $1,800. in one night.

thank you to everyone who came out, everyone who bought a raffle ticket, everyone who bid for the auction prizes, everyone who donated, and everyone for their support.

when i first moved to new york, i knew that i wanted to sign up for classes at the upright citizen's brigade, but i was intimidated by the city itself and by the idea of stepping foot inside of a place that's been the home and jumping-off point to so many talented people. part of me felt like i would never belong. who was i to just move to new york and expect to make it? i let thoughts like that float around in my brain for too long. but as i took more classes and met more people and made more friends, i realized that, as is always the case, i let myself get in my own way, and all it took was a little faith and opening up.

this little community of misfits is a wonderful one, and i'm very thankful to be a part of it. thank you to everyone for helping make last night such a success.

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