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  1. Listen To Your Mother

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023


    People, I feel so fortunate in some ways.  I’ve had enough creative projects going on recently (and it’s not over) to have me busy with work I want to do.  I don’t want to be misunderstood – my decades of teaching adults were frequent opportunities to be creative.  My students and I, for the most part, had a real good and growing time.  But recently, I’ve been engaged with other creative work – memoir writing, poetry writing, giving readings, producing and performing stand-up comedy, an upcoming off-off Broadway production of Listen to Your Mother in which I’m cast. 


    Each event is its own kind of wonderful.  A few actually pay money.  Yahoo.  It’s so needed.


    Art In The Basin booked me to read a half hour of whatever I wanted.  I shared short autobiographical stories.  I had a great time.  The hosts were soooo welcoming, the audience so attentive, the venue (Mon Amour Coffee & Wine) so accommodating. 

    There was a hybrid open mic.  My buddy drove me there and attended though he was so very exhausted.  We are chosen ‘siblings’ for over 40 years. We go out of our way for each other.


    I had a very encouraging experience doing stand-up (the art I find most challenging) at the International Women Artists’ Salon’s event.  It feels so wonderful when the audience is with me from the beginning.  It feels easy from there, but when that doesn’t happen … 

    Also, I was able to sell some shirts at that event!


    This Saturday, April 1st at 3pm and at 7pm (and an option to livestream the 7pm show), I’m part of this unique production. Still some tickets available!  Listen to Your Mother




    Much love always to CGG-M  ❤💕❤

    Mindy Matijasevic 

    March 2023









  2. Others' Perceptions vs. My Real Life

    Friday, March 17, 2023


        For the past few years, I haven’t consistently kept up my appearance.  Of course when I am going on an audition or if I’m in a show, I do bother to look good, but in general when I go to the store or take out the garbage, I look bummy.  I think I went pandemic and didn’t come back. 

        Today when I was returning from two stores in my sweatpants, hoodie, dungaree jacket, mask, no make-up, no earrings, I was thinking that maybe my mood would be uplifted a bit if I bothered to put in some effort to look nice.  As I turned the corner, a man who appeared to be in my age range said hello and acted like he knew me.  I didn’t recognize him but in case I was mistaken, I nodded.  Then he came over to me and said, “You live around here, right?”  I nodded and thought he needed directions or something.  Well, I was wrong.

        “You give me fuck, and I give you money.”

        “Nooo.”  I continued walking away.

        “You have Tinder?”


        I waited until he was far enough away before crossing the street to my building.  My head was spinning.  Is there someone on Tinder who looks like me, I wondered.  I'm not on any dating site.  What about me screams prostitute?  Nothing.  Even when I look bummy, this happens.  So do I really want to go out there looking good?  If I had looked good, I may have attributed this event as punishment for beauty.  After all, we are typically blamed for this kind of shit.

        I’ve known men who said that if they were women, they’d never be broke.  Yeah right.  Let them bend over for anonymous desperate dick and tell me what it’s like. 

        When I entered my lobby, I saw that some neighbor put out a bag of refundable cans.  I gratefully took the bag upstairs.  After returning cans at the supermarket, I can live with myself. 


        Now back to my actual life.  I’ll be sharing autobiographical stories this Tuesday, March 21st, 7pm at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238th Street in the Bronx.  

        The event is free, whether in person or on Zoom.  It includes an open mic, so feel free to bring something to share.  Very welcoming atmosphere.  No one will ask you to fuck for money.  How refreshing!


    Much love to CGG-M ❤💕❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    March 2023


  3. Mark Your Calendars!

    Sunday, March 5, 2023


    I’m excited about my upcoming comedy show this Friday, 3/10, 8pm at The Artist, 249 City Island Avenue.  In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s an all-female line-up.

    Event page

    Advance tickets here:

     Laughter is guaranteed!  Plus you can BYOB.  $15 cover; no minimum!  Lots of funny!




    On Tuesday, March 21, I’ll be featuring for Art in the Basin at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238 Street, Bronx, NY.  Seating 6:45; show time 7pm.  I’ll be reading slices of memoir.  There will also be an open mic.  Come, listen, sign up, and share something of yours.

    https:/Art in the Basin/



    The International Women Artists’ Salon, headed by Heidi Russell, is having a month-long exhibition for Women’s History Month (look for them on Facebook).  On March 25th from 3:30 to 5:30, they are showcasing women in film, literature, and comedy.  I’ll be performing comedy at 224 Waverly Place near 7th Avenue and 11th Street.




    On Saturday, April 1st, I am in two Off-Off-Broadway shows of Listen to Your Mother, created and directed by Heather Christie.  We had a Zoom rehearsal today, and the cast is wonderful.  They are from all over the USA, so some are flying in to NYC to do the show.  The stories are powerful, diverse, and impacting.  The performances will take place at Theatre 71, 152 West 71st Street on April 1st at 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets are selling and it’s been recommended that you purchase tickets early.


    Tickets here:


    I hope my bookings continue like this and even more.  I’ll keep you all updated.  In the meantime, I hope you’d like to attend something.


    Love always to CGG-M  ❤ ❤ ❤

    Mindy Matijasevic

    March 2023