What do you see when a duck plumber bends over? His buttquack.
Kelliann and I met doing a show in fall 2015. Creatively, we complement (and compliment!) each other very well. Kelliann is tenacious, witty, intelligent, and resilient; she's also friendly, inclusive, and honest. I knew I wanted to work with her again. Fast forward to fall 2016 when Kelliann, myself, Catherine Hansen, and Jenna Papke talked about finding a way to make more opportunities for women in comedy in the Twin Cities. In November of that year, Smartmouth had its first show. One year and one original, full-length play later, and I'm so proud of what Smartmouth has accomplished. It's important to recognize what people have to contribute and to find a spot for them. We've seen performers change and grow and we've seen people who doubt their abilities trust their instincts and deliver a hilarious performance. This goes for me, too.