"My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon." -Mizuta Masahide
I went to UCLA for Acting, I spent one of my summers attending the British Academy of Dramatic Arts, where I studied Shakespeare at Oxford University. I am currently enrolled in the Groundlings School in the performance track......WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THAT?
A year after I graduated from UCLA, at age 22, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I completed treatment in San Francisco where I was surrounded the best support group anyone could ask for.
Having cancer definitely changed my outlook on life. While I'd like to think I am not defined by it, it definitely shaped me into a better person and gave me a new perspective on life, but the proof is in the pudding, right?
So what the HELL have I been doing?! Well, during my treatment, I continued taking acting classes, this time at Berkeley Rep and a friend of mine and I made a comedic You-Tube Channel called TwinGirlPeeks. We wrote, produced and acted in all the sketches, because why give up doing what you love because of STUPID cancer!?!
Since my clear scan back at the end of 2014, I have written, directed, produced and performed in a One-Woman Show based on my experience with cancer...and it's a COMEDY!
Having Cancer is Hilarious came about from journal entries I wrote during chemo. I wrote down 5 things I was grateful for every day. I started seeing trends of funny situations or people that I would write about a lot. I turned these situations into stories and I used my love of impersonations to create characters based on the people I met who made me laugh.
I can't lie, treatment was REALLY REALLY tough, but the people that I met and the humor that still surrounded me dispite the shitty hand I was dealt were the things that got me through it all and what my show and my life are all about!
So my advice to you...KEEP LAUGHING!
XOXO -Gossip Girl/Megan/TPANE
Megan's critically acclaimed One-Woman Show, Having Cancer is Hilarious is looking for a new home!
"...Excellent impersonations... she really becomes [the characters]"
"Survivor brings on laughs in 'Having Cancer is Hilarious!"-SF Examiner
“Side-splittingly funny. Poignant.”
“Watch her strut her gifted stuff.”-Marin Scope
TwinGirlPeeks YouTube Channel
(A hilarious webseries I was in! Check me out at 4:33)
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