Name: Jamie Aderski
What is your current project?
Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
I am performing my 50 minute solo show on the Mainstage at The Peoples Improv Theater. It’s a large stage, but comfortable with a lot of character. (And there’s a bar there. No brainer!)
What’s next for you?
Currently, I am working on a book proposal based on my show.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Show Up! By Peter Michael Marino. He is brilliantly hilarious, and makes a show up on the spot off of prompts he gives the audience. He’s currently touring around with it, go see it if you can!
Any advice for your peers?
Keep a notebook next to your bed. If a thought wakes you up, write it down. That’s when I’m most open, my brain is unpacking itself, and I’ve gotten my best ideas that way including this show. Know your audience, but don’t get so lost trying to make everyone love you that you don’t take risks or make it exciting for yourself night after night. Be truthful. It’s not always easy, but the more honest you are, the deeper the connection with the audience will be (and the more laughs you’ll get, seriously.) Lastly, set it and forget it. Ron Popeil, creator of the Showtime Rotisserie said that, and it applies not only to poultry cookers but to life. Set it and forget it, y’all.
Jamie is an actress, comedian, and writer, originally from South Jersey. She studied at The Peoples Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Annoyance Theatre (NYC). She is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio conservatory program for acting (NYC), and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in psychology from Fordham University. Inspired by real things and imaginary things in her head, Jamie is the writer and performer of character pieces. Her solo show, “I Just Disappear,” was showcased in the SOLOCOM Festival in NYC and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. Jamie’s newest one woman show “Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood,” has been featured in Time Out NY (Critics’ Pick), The New York Times, Parade, AFAR, Comedy Cake, Broadway World, and more. Jamie has been featured in sketches for Comedy Central, UCB Comedy, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She’s created content for sites such as Elite Daily, Well Rounded, and Parents. Her latest video “What Pregnancy is Really REALLY Like” has garnered over 840k views and growing. She has also appeared in several national commercials, and in print ads with babies and stuff. Jamie is also faculty member at The Peoples Improv Theater, teaching improv, which she loves! Visit Jamie’s site for more.
When: 12/16 @7pm; 12/23 @7pm; 12/30 @7pm
Where: The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NY, NY