I burped and farted this morning. I was alone in the house so I let it rip without a care in the world. Had I been – out there – I may (or may not) have been more LADYLIKE about the ordeal, but hey, whatevs, I’m a Power Bitch.
Being “ladylike” has its advantages and disadvantages, of course, and this dynamic troupe of everyday women-cum-comedic improv actors called Power Bitches proved it by taking to the stage last Thursday night at Villain Theater to teach us a thing or two about reclaiming the power to decide when, where, how and why they will expose their truths about being a woman.
Miami Beaches and the blue skies have bred a group of women you may want to watch out for. Built in a city where their sexuality is celebrated, their bodies are used to inspire and their minds are shamelessly changing the topography of what it means to be a woman. They deny nothing, speak the truth, and stand for being exactly what they are.. in their entirety. Made up of female entrepreneurs and actresses, they stop at nothing.
When I moved back to Miami from NYC in 2000, I joined an amazing improv group called Laughing Gas. There I met Mr. Cesar Gracia. I will never forget his hysterical green dinosaur character he used for the “Mating Game”. Dressed in a full blown green unitard with a tail,Cesar woed the special guest with his sweet little skwacks. After a few months life happened and we went our separate ways, I become a full time mom and build a business and Cesar went to NYC to persue his dreams.
Introducing One of Miami’s greatest gems that currently lives in NYC. France-Luce Benson is a brilliant writer and actor I met in 5th grade at R.R. Moten. We began studying acting there with Mrs. Sendler and went on to study with Mr. Rick Adams in middle school. We are both graduates of Miami’s New World High School of the Performing Arts, where I was lucky enough to performed in one of her first plays.
Small theater is one of the most welcoming places for fresh new voices. In this series I will begin to prove why. Introducing Mrs. Tjasa Ferme — One of New York’s finest up and coming actors who writes, produces and stars in her own work!
My training in acting has been intense. I have a Post graduate degree from the Webber Duuglass Academy which was in London. It is the same school Ben Kinglsey, Minnie Driver and Julia Armond went to, I attended Penn State and was studying Acting while Keegan-Michael Key and Ty Burrel were there and I went to New World School of the Arts, whose graduates are all over Broadway. My name is Susie K Taylor and just to be clear…you have never heard of me.