Archive for September, 2009

Joy Nash on stage: OOOoogy Green and the Wonderful Ice Cream Suit!

If you’re in LA this Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2009, I will be making my Geffen Playhouse debut in “OOOoogy Green and Other Fables” as part of the Geffen’s Saturday Scene series for children!
OOOoogy Green is the story of a catepillar who nobody likes. He’s afraid to be different, but with the help of puppets, music and some fables, his friends teach him that what makes him different is what makes him special! I play a butterfly.

The original production of this show at the Celebration Theatre received a Critic’s Pick in Backstage Magazine.
The show starts at 11 am and is appropriate for kids ages 3 and up. One Performance Only!!

Oct. 3, 2009
Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets are $15.
Call: 310-208-5454.

If you are not a child, or interested in children’s theatre, but would still like to catch me on stage, I’m also starring in Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.

Five Latinos from East LA each chip in $20 to buy one $100 vanilla-ice-cream-white summer suit. Each has big plans for what he’ll accomplish once he looks the way he will in that suit, but trouble brews when it’s the neighborhood ne’er-do-well’s turn to wear their prized possession. I play a floozy.

LA Times review

7 more weekends of shows!
Opens on Sat Sept 26th
Closes on Nov 14th
Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Ticket Prices:
$10 Preview
$20 General Admission
$15 Seniors
$10 Student

(323) 960-4451

Monkeying around with my clothing.

Since Anthropologie won’t make clothing in my size, I’ve gotten a little arty farty.

Last winter I brought a suitcase of stuff to sell at Re/Dress and got $270 in store credit, so I was a little less picky than I usually am when it comes to choosing clothing on which to spend my money.
I found this unbelivably comfortable, really flattering, linen/cotton knit dress in this horrifying coral/olive/cream varigated pattern and figured I’d get a little creative.
My shopping accomplice thought $50 was way too much to spend on an experiment, but in my estimation, it was free money! If it was a disaster, all I would be out was some free money.

So, first I bought a box of RIT dye and tried to get my mom to let me use her washing machine to dye it. She had a heart attack when I suggested such a thing and sent me into her kitchen with a giant pot.

The pot turned out fine and I had a fancy raspberry dress! I wore it a couple times in that state, but since it was knit, it started to get a little droopy and since it was knit, I was scared to just chop off and hem the droops. Instead, with the assistance of my duct-tape dress form, I pinched up a bunch of pieces and safety-pinned them as if my dress was a fancy wedding cake.

Then, I sewed a bunch of buttons to each other, one on either side of the fabric lumps so that the dress stress was more on the buttons and less on the knit.

I think it turned out pretty decently. I don’t know what’s gonna happen when I try to wash it.. I’ll probably wait a reaally long time, and then get it dry cleaned.

Dress: Re/Dress, dyed and weddingcaked by me!
Shoes: Ross
Bag/Earrings: Goodwill

Then I got this dress from Jen’s Fashion Plus, but I didn’t really like the roll-highlighting action it had going on. So I tied part of it in a knot and stuck a safety pin deep down inside so it wouldn’t come out, and then wrapped those side straps around front and up over my bra straps like some of that convertible-wrap dress nonsense, and that was it. I now have a fancy dress and no place to wear it to.

Anyone know any gainfully employed heterosexual bears in Southern California who might like to take me on a date?
I hear this one’s taken.


x-posted here n there.

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