The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre presents Shame-Full, an original two-woman sketch comedy, written and performed by Kathleen Cameron & Tess Richie, and directed by Leslie Meisel.
Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Franklin
5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles CA
Tess and Kathleen are full-on Shame Monsters! Tonight they will try to rid themselves and the world of shame. Will they succeed? Or will they make it worse by revealing things they shouldn’t about themselves? They’ve never done this before, but they’re sure it’ll work!
About the Artists
Kathleen Cameron - Writer/Actor
Kathleen is a writer/performer based in New York City. She graduated from NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway, where she studied Music Theatre, and has studied improv, sketch & character at UCB.
Tess Richie - Writer/Actor
Tess Richie is a writer and performer based in New York City. She attended the Tisch School of Drama at NYU where she began writing vulnerable plays and learning all of Bob Fosse's original choreography.
Leslie Meisel - Director
Leslie Meisel is an actor, writer, director, teacher and in college worked at a bowling alley thinking it would be exactly like Grease 2. It wasn't. Currently a co-host of the monthly show COUPLES SKATE and most recently she was a cast member on the UCB house team CHARACTERS WELCOME (Season 1 & 2) and Winner of the 5th annual NBC/UCB Diversity Showcase. On screen, Leslie can be seen on the new NBC show RISE, Difficult People, Broad City, Netflix’s The Characters, and the feature film Bachelorette (w/Rebel Wilson & Kirsten Dunst). As a director, she has worked on many shows at the UCB Theatre, including AzN Pop!: Live in Concert!, All In Favor, United Federation of Teachers with Natasha Vaynblatt (IFC, Funny or Die, McSeeney’s), co-directed Stone Cold Fox: Sexy Idiots with Aaron Burdette, (Man Seeking Woman, The Onion), several Maude sketch teams, co-director/writer of He Said She Said with Kate Riley-Zelensky (MTV, Two Guys Named Josh) and worked with Bridge & Tunnel‘s staged show for Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Other staged shows at UCB: BOB ODENKIRK and UCB PALS: A LOAD OF HOOEY, Oh My God I Heard You're Dying!, The Unbreakable Gun, Thunder Gulch Presents MNL: Monsters Night Live and she performed in LOVE CAN SUCK A D**K...AND SO CAN I! A show that was co-created by Leslie and Megan Neuringer (written by Megan with Material/Characters by Leslie) all about how much love sucks a big 'ol dong which played to sold out shows at UCBLA and had a year long run at UCBNY.
Tess and Kathleen became collaborators while earning their BFAs at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where they studied music theatre.
The inspiration for Shame-Full was sparked when they listened to Brené Brown's viral Ted Talk about vulnerability and shame.
2014 - Shame-Full debuts at the New Studio on Broadway's Freeplay festival.
2015 - Shame-Full performs at Emerging Artist's Theatre's New Works Series
*Named Best of the Fest
2017 - Shame-Full performs at the People's Improv Theatre
2019 - Shame-Full makes its UCB NY debut, directed by Leslie Meisel
2020 - Shame-Full makes its UCB LA debut
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Image by Jackie Abbott
Image by Robert Mannis
Image by Laura Rose
Show Clip: "Step 1: Secrets"