From Mumbai, India. Became a lawyer because that's what The Man wanted me to do ;p. Obsessed with movies for a long time now. Writer by spirit.
Heyyyyyy! You still an improviser? I was on a Harold team for a long while and still perform at the Annoyance on Trigger Happy but I'm also trying to make the move to be a "professional writer" haha
I totally get you on costs - those classes can be expensive! I don't know of any consistent writers groups, although I am a part of the iO Writer's Group (basically just an online community) and I do run the Write or Die show at iO. If you'd like to be involved in either just let me know! And if you find your writer's group I'd LOVE to joinHey girl, hey!
I had to pause on improv because of costs etc -- and I realized it wasn't a career choice I wanted to make, so my heart wasn't in it, but I enjoyed the classes a lot! I took a year at the Annoyance, which was really my favorite one. Nice! I've seen a few Trigger Happy performances but not as of spring 2016. Ha.
I've been trying to put together a writing group that consist of LGBTQ, people of color, and women for a couple of months now and it's pretty difficult finding folks who want to focus on writing and not becoming a director (right off the bat) so it has gone no where... -.- I would love to know if you hear of any!
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