More to come on the Kunk-battical adventures, but here’s a brief, Instagrammy recap!
Said goodbye to these smiling faces yesterday after an amazing five week trip around the East Coast. I saw my grandparents in Rhode Island, my sisters, their significant others and my parents in NY and Block Island, and met numerous friends and new acquaintances all over the place. I had my first play reading in NY and took my first improv class at UCB. I ate delicious pizza and bagels all the time and don't regret a single pound. I wouldn't say I "mastered" the NYC subway, but I never cried on it and for me, that's a victory. I drove in Park Slope and biked in Red Hook, took trains all over the East Coast and went to beaches in three separate places. I experienced one of the most moving pieces of theater I've ever seen with Fun Home. When I picture an ideal sabbatical, I couldn't have dreamed up anything better than this. Thanks to everyone who made it so great!! SINCERELY, CAITLIN. #kunkbattical #RIandCTandNYbound #dateyourself
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I was fortunate enough to guest write for Live Wire! Radio this past spring. Live Wire is a great variety show that tapes in Portland, OR and features host Luke Burbank (of the popular podcast Too Beautiful to Live) chatting with various guests, live music and original sketch comedy. As of July 1, 2014, Live Wire is now distributed by Public Radio International across the country.
Here are two sketches I wrote for episodes in March. All photos by Jennie Baker / Jennie Baker Photography taken at the Alberta Rose Theater. This sketch about a yoga teacher having a bad day was performed by the fantastic actress Laura Faye Smith. Sketch begins at 27:35.
This second sketch concerns a DJ Divorce who just might be making things worse. Performed by Courtenay Hameister, Andrew Harris, Laura Faye Smith and featuring Sean McGrath as Toby, the Divorce DJ. Sketch starts at 12:05.
Here I am, thinking I’m special for not giving in to Instagram, only to realize that I do have an account with one photo in it and 75 followers. I shared the below photo and now I’m hooked. Follow me @kunkeltron for more photographic gold.
"I closed my browser with shaking hands. I'd had an Instagram this whole time and never knew it." The start of my new dystopian novel.
— Caitlin Kunkel (@KunkelTron) July 6, 2014