Steeling Ourselves for “Underdog”


A hairy friend and I prepare to watch the live action “Underdog” Listen to the next “All Dogs Go To Hollywood” podcast! to hear our reflections…

Thanks for inviting us on the program, IO Duarte!

Photo on 3-7-18 at 4.32 PM #2 2


UBU 45 Challenge: Frederick, MD



PRESIDENT’S DAY: Monday, February 19, 2018

Paula Vogel sounded the call,…5 theatre artists and 1 sculptor in Frederick, Maryland answered!

We modified Vogel’s rules for a collaborative playwriting “bake-off” to fit our small merry band of writers: David Allerton, Kevin Cole, Amber George, Sarah Hempel Irani and Lydia Hadfield. Dramaturg David Allerton prepared and delivered background knowledge on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi: its historical, social and cultural context. The party then watched Geoff Dunbar’s 20 minute animated short adaption of Ubu Roi to foment recognition, outrage and inspiration. Next? Riotous creative catharsis! Theatre professional Doug Grove arrived just in time to read the part of Chipmunk #2.

Recess Time Travel @ SHE/THEY



Lydia Hadfield, SHE/THEY 2018

Augmented Human and Substitute Recess Teacher QRS*** led pupils on a Satirical, Dystopian, Gender-querying Time-Travel Tour of art exhibit SHE/THEY 2018 at Area 31, Frederick, MD

It was a pleasure to perform a site-specific satirical monologue as part of SHE/THEY 2018! Thanks to the folks at the space Area 31, the SHE/THEY organizers, all the people who supported local art, and everyone who donated to Heartly House. Visual art will hang in the space for the rest of February. If you didn’t get a chance to swing by during Frederick’s Fire & Ice, toodle down the alley this Saturday and check it out.

LydiaHadfield SHE:THEY2018 Jillian MacMaster 2

Recess is about to begin! A rollicking, incisive journey into the alien past! Back to the year 2018! And a mysterious phenomenon called the “She/They” art show! (Jillian McMasters, photo. Edit: Hadfield)

Mark Your Calendars: She/They @ Fire/Ice


Catch my performance piece at She/They!  

WHERE: Area 31, Frederick, MD, FIRE & ICE February First Saturday

WHEN: The event begins at 7pm, details to be updated



Cold Night? Roast 2017!


Last night’s “Bomb cyclone” freezing temperatures couldn’t keep the crowd away from this roast of 2017! Brave the cold, explore Frederick’s first Saturday of 2018, and catch the second night of this original comedy by IO Duarte and Kevin Cole!

Get your tickets! 




$10 Admission

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, MD


Saturday January 6th 2018