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  1. Do You Know These Women?

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014


    
     
     
     
    These are December 5, 2014's Divorced Divas, guaranteed to make you laugh. 
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  2. Freed Double D's

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014


    Enjoy the celebratory and hilarious comedy of the

    Divorced Divas

    Mindy Matijasevic, Judith George, Ellen Orchid, and Andrea Mezvinsky

     

    Clarion Theatre

    309 East 26 Street

    off of 2nd Avenue

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    8pm

    (Suggested arrival 7:15 for wine and seating)

     

    Tickets here:

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  3. The Comedy Journey Continues...

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014


      I’m sitting at my somewhat-less-cluttered computer table, and on top of one heap is a chip I won at a comedy open mic that allows me in free next time.  It is more expensive than some other mic’s, and my glass of wine is definitely more expensive at the particular bar where this mic is located.  If I have the money, it is worth it to me.  I enjoy the whole experience and leave feeling uplifted. 

    On the particular night I won the chip, I was second in the line-up of many.  Names are pulled from a bucket.  I felt lucky.  It’s not that I needed an early spot because I had to leave or anything.  For me, it is nice to go up early so I can relax and enjoy the rest of the show.  I was practicing a clean set.  I don’t have a lot of clean material.  My set went well though short, so I spent a little time talking about doing a clean set and then the rest of the time being the more complete me.  I had fun. 

    Then at the end of the night, when the host was going into that bucket to pull winners of a chip, I thought ‘I think he’s going to pull my name,’ and he did. 

    Sometimes I feel aligned with things most of us don’t yet understand. 

    Later, I hung out with some of the folks.  What a joy to not have to worry about getting up early for work the next day.  I do love three-day weekends. 

    A former co-worker contacted me with a possibility which may result in a show, and I am probably going to have news soon.  I find the web of life so fascinating.
     

    This Thursday morning, I am scheduled to speak and to perform at a film screening of “Women in Comedy.”  Remember, if you are available and inclined, it is free but an RSVP is needed.  lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov It’s at 11:00am at Poe Park Visitors’ Center.
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    Three poems of mine, "Women Do Tell," "El Esposo," and "Private Encounter at an Open Mic," were included in The Riverside Poetry Anthology, Volume 14, flabbergasted press, NY, NY.  Many other poets I enjoy are in there too.  The editors for this edition are Fred Simpson, Barbara Newsome, and Anthony Moscini.  This anthology is available on Amazon.



    On Saturday, October 4, 2014, I participated in the anthology poetry reading at the library on 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  That's when it became so evident to me that two of my three poems were sexual, and we were in a well lit library.  I felt a little embarrassed but nothing that couldn't be overcome.  It turned out that after the reading, I received so many comments of appreciation.  One woman appreciated that I allow myself to be vulnerable up there behind the mic.  A man thanked me for being charming.  One of the editors told me I have a unique voice, and he thanked me for contributing to the anthology. 

    I appreciate being appreciated.  I also think that everyone has a unique voice if no one is trying to sound like anyone else.  I am typically feeling vulnerable, and I am glad some find it all charming.

    Two readers, Fred Simpson and Patrick Hammer, besides reading their own work, also read a poem by Margery Hauser, a wonderful poet who couldn't be there.  Margery's work is also in the anthology.

    Then we went to the publishing party.  Lots of food, drink, and mingling. 

    In many ways, I am from such a different world than most of those folks that I feel like a tourist when on their land.  Yet, I'm also glad that our lands touch sometimes for good purposes and not just for an earthquake. 

    Another exciting event coming up that I was invited to be a part of and welcome you to attend:


    NYC Parks Present a Free Preview Screening of

     
    MAKERS

    Women in Comedy Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.

     
    October 16, 2014 at 11:00am-12:30pm

     
    Poe Park Visitor Center
    2640 Grand Concourse
    New York, NY  10458

    Film Screening Followed by a stand-up comedy routine by Mindy Matijasevic, a Bronx native, mom, Adult-Ed teacher, ex!-wife, poet, actress, and comic. Mindy will talk about her early experience of stepping into the stand-up comedy waters, and what she believes are still barriers to it being woman-friendly. 

    Event is Free, but RSVP Requested:  lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov


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