Women in Comedy

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Women in Comedy

PSL's own Holly Cole Brown was recently featured in the July issue of Wilma Magazine. The article, Funny Business, by Bridget Callahan featured women in comedy in the Port City area. Callahan writes:

"One area where the Wilmington scene isn’t lacking women is sketch comedy. Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, Wilmington’s busiest sketch troupe, draws in not only actresses but female writers. HOLLY COLE BROWN (left), executive director of PSL, says that is not an accident, that the troupe actively puts out calls to get women in the writing room.

“Especially with so many female actresses, it’s not always easy for the men to understand what we want out of roles,” Cole Brown says. “We don’t want to be the mom, or the girlfriend, or the female that supports the lead male character. We actually want meaty roles that have nothing to do with being a woman, that is just something fun for us to do. So, I think that’s why we’re able to retain a lot of women, because we give them a place where they can have those type of roles.”

To read more, check out the full story in Wilma's July issue here: http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/July-2017/Funny-Business/

Wendy Webber