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Interview | Jo Cleary

The 100 Day Challenge. We’ve seen versions of this before on blogs and across social media. The difference with Jo Cleary’s version: she’s a force of nature. Her mission is to learn and play a new song on her violin every day for a hundred days. Here’s an atypical day (hopefully): Wake up at 4:00am.…

Gertrude Lauren Zoeller Photography by Tom Libertiny

Interview | Lauren Zoeller

We first met Lauren Zoeller in Detroit during our auditions for the parts of Gertrude and Grace. Dave Ziozios (drums), Eric Scott Baker (The Bully), and Tom Libertiny (writer) immediately agreed that she was the one to play Gertrude. She clearly embodied everything that was Gertrude as both an actor and singer. More importantly, she…