Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah's 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie "Moms" Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes. YouTube Version … Continue reading Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

Gal’s Guide Podcast – Willis Richardson

This week Edan keeps her 1 Cool Black History Thing all in the family. Edan shares the amazing life and legacy of her Great-Grandfather Willis Richardson, a playwright who was the first African-American to have a non-musical production on Broadway. His plays live on today in museums and on stage. Learn all about this amazing … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – Willis Richardson

December Meeting

Kim Thatcher will take center stage to lead us on various fun and easy theater games. We'll be learning how a seemingly normal sentence has a different meaning depending on the emotion behind it. Thursday, December 27 7pm-9pm Barley Island 639 Conner Street Noblesville, IN 46060 map

15 Insightful Theater Quotes

“Life is difficult. People want to experience that from the safety of a comfortable seat.” – Janet Suzman “The theatre is certainly a place for learning about the brevity of human glory: oh all those wonderful glittering absolutely vanished pantomime!” – Iris Murdoch “Theatre is a mirror, a sharp reflection of society.” – Yasmina Reza … Continue reading 15 Insightful Theater Quotes

Theodosia Burr – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about two gals named Theodosia Burr. Both gals received well-rounded education (uncommon for gals at the time) but also both grew up in single-parent homes. Their connection to a Aaron Burr certainly gives a complexity to their lives but as you’ll find out, they were pretty complex themselves.  We’ll do our … Continue reading Theodosia Burr – Your Gal Friday

Martha Washington – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about the 1st, First Lady of the United States. A gal who widowed twice, spent 6 winters on battlefield camps, was a delight to everyone she entertained even though she wished for a private life. Today we’re going the life and legacy of your gal, Martha Washington. Learn about Martha in … Continue reading Martha Washington – Your Gal Friday