On June 15th, Sidestage Improv is presenting [CACH·IN·NATE], an evening of improvised comedy to support our favorite radio program, A Way with Words .
The performance will involve the nationally acclaimed co-hosts of A Way with Words, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, telling true, personal stories based on suggestions from the audience. These stories will inspire improvised scenes based on the themes found in Martha and Grant's monologues.
The end result is a hilariously unique performance that will weave our monologists' lives together with the creativity of our improvisors. All proceeds directly support public radio's A Way with Words. Great fun for a great cause.
1531 Tyler Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
This event is sold out.
Meet Our Monologists (It's a real word; we asked the monologists)
Martha Barnette is the author of reader-friendly books on word origins. She has a background in ancient Greek and Latin, studied Spanish in Costa Rica, and worked as a newspaper reporter for major metropolitan dailies. Raised in the South, she now lives in San Diego, where she’s often found hiking mountain trails and performing with an improv comedy troupe. Read her full biography on her website.
Grant Barrett is an American lexicographer and dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words who has helped produce dozens of dictionaries. He’s a voracious reader, speaks a bit of French and Spanish, and spent years working in the jargon-rich jungles of information technology. Though born and raised in Missouri, and having been a long-time resident of New York City, Grant now lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their young son. Read his full biography on his website.
About A Way with Words
A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies. The show is heard by more than a quarter-million listeners each week over the air and by podcast.
[CACH·IN·NATE] features a cast of experienced performers from San Diego and Los Angeles. This Armando -style performance is brought to us by:
- Jason Amunwa
- Jocelyn Hughes
- Marina Mastros
- Mike McFarland
- Jason Perez
- Darin Webb
- Charles Webber
- Teresa York