Past Purple Crayon Events
26 November 2001
Ryan Tisch writes:
"I finally have a real job as an antitrust lawyer in Washington, D.C.
I've found that several of my Crayon skills are coming in handy: energy,
creativity, and delighting very small audiences with totally made-up
material. I frequently see fellow alum
Mike Gottlieb, who lives with
Ari Shapiro just two stops away on the Red Line. In fact, they stole my
old college desk yesterday and are also currently 'holding' my
boyfriend's spare TV. I briefly saw
Abbey Sendrow and
Hugh Murtagh in
New York this fall- they are happy and well.
Kate Sandberg has come
down to visit and the rest of you should too."
- 26 October 2001 Dan Grollman
of the PCOY this year write "Nov 20th, we're going to be in the city, wandering around and looking
dazed. If any of you are in the area and want to join us for dinner, or
take us out for dinner, you are more than welcome."
Email him at email@example.com.
- 3 July 2001 Notes from
Jenifer Clark: "After
leaving the Crayon upon graduation, I moved to San Diego, where I was a
member of a little group called the Comedy Codependents for two years. Two
years ago my husband and I moved to Michigan to attend graduate school, and
two weeks ago I discovered that I could no longer ignore my soul's
desperate cry: "Improv! Improv! IMPROV!" So I finally joined a group
here in Ann Arbor. It's called TILT, and is directed by Steve Petersen, an
alum of Harvard's On Thin Ice. He was thrilled to hear that I am a Crayon,
because apparently Mike Handelman
was one of his good friends throughout
high school and college. I've only been to one rehearsal so far, but I
think the group has potential."
- 16 February 2001: From
"My husband, Rick Knutsen, wrote some music for a short film called
"Seraglio," and the film was nominated for an Academy Award! The
filmmakers are also improvisers -- Gail Lerner was an original member
of Six Milks at Columbia, and she was also in the Pollyannas with us
before she moved to LA."
- Added 23 January 2001, from
Kitch "Mike" Everett-Lane:
"'Mike' is now happily living with his wife, Debra, and several struggling
houseplants, in Park Slope -- a mere stone's throw from various other Crayon
alums, so a wear a helmet or other protective gear while visiting. He's
still doing the improv schtick with Frances and Karen through
- Added 22 January 2001, from Amelia Eisch:
"I've moved to Texas (from Ya-ale) because it is God's country,
because I look good as a blonde, and because, damnit, they offered me
a job. I'm an actual gol-durned professor doign basic re-search. (I
study molecular aspects of drug addiction; my current focus is how
chronic exposure to drugs of abuse alters adult neurogenesis.) My
finacee, Shae Padrick, is still in New Haven finishing up his PhD in
Mol Biophy Biochem so I am back frequently (so I may surreptitiously
appear at, and therefore grade, crayon shows)."
writes: "Don't understand what Amelia does? Read
"Morphine inhibits generation of new brain cells".
- 24 June 2001: Jim Ponichtera to wed
Gena Pogorzelski. Jim: "Proof that there really is someone for
everyone." Congrats Jim and Gena!!
- 22 June 2002: Amelia Eisch
and Shae Padrick to wed. From
Amelia: "Shae and I are getting married 6/22/02 in No Cal. Woo-hoo!"
- 31 March 2001: Sixteenth year
Crayon reunion. RSVP
- 6 March 2001: Rick Knutsen to appear on
- 5 March - 12 March: Purple Crayon
in Washington, D.C. on tour.
- October 1985: Eric Berg and friends
found the Purple Crayon.
Copyright © 2001 Ian Jacobs
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