EXCESSIVELY, OBSESSIVELY WHAT REALLY MATTERS, WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO MATTER.
EXCESSIVELY, OBSESSIVELY WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY RUBY MAREZ DIRECTED BY TAREN STERRY
ABOUT: A chronically late hoarder with A.D.D. and borderline O.C.D. struggles to get her sh*# together and not get evicted from her apartment. A comedic solo show for those who feel all over the place. Developed with: Rachel Hamilton & Melanie Hoopes Music: Paul Obedzinski
blog entry The Top 5 Things I Get Jealous Over Jealous?
#1 This guy who RUNS OUTSIDE wearing SHORTS when it's FREEZING and SNOWING. God I hate this guy. Not even to grab a blanket after its fallen to the floor in the middle of a winters' night do I engage in physical activity. I'd sooner shiver the night away then budge a muscles' inch. That is how deep my commitment tonot moving is. I am green with envy wondering how this male is NOT cold? What kind of blood does he have that makes him feel "just fine" running in the worst conditions? Is it the mustache that keeps him warm? Wait- am I imagining he has a mustache? #2 This baby AND anyone who doesn't suffer from INSOMNIA. Look at how peacefully this baby sleeps. I bet this baby gets a full 8-10 hours of sleep. I bet this baby doesn't suffer from nightmares, stress dreams or restless body syndrome. Whatever baby, at least I don't crap my pants like you do. (Probably takin a dump right now by the looks of that face). #3 This HIGHLY UNREALISTIC photograph from a catalogue. There's like 3 capes total in this dumb photo. I don't know anyone who wears a cape and one of my friends does witchcraft. Way to set us up for false expectations catalogue! No one can live up to the impossible demands of maintaining all-white, stain free furniture, wardrobe (using that term loosely here) and - cough- FLOORING? Is that white effing flooring I see?!? Oh you can go to hell you beautiful, impossible, nymph of a photo! Not even my most Zen and above it all anal-retentive organizer friend can live like this. At the very least she wears more than white capes. #4 This dog who rocks it being blind AND gets to wear pajamas. First up, this dog is bananas cute!This is a level of cute I'll never achieve. Second, this dog GETS TO WEAR PAJAMAS! Not just at bedtime, but whenever he wants to (or whenever his owner puts them on him). Pajamas!!! Third, this dog, who is blind and appropriately named Ray Charles, has not let his lack of vision stop him from being successful. Ray Charles the Golden Retriever has completed puppy school, received both a puppy award and medal from the American Kennel Club, is an internet star with over 19,000 followers on Facebook (including yours truly) and won a coveted spot in Modern Dog’s photo contest as "Dog of the Week". EVERYBODY LOVES RAY! As well they should! This dog is an example of perseverance. Which makes me feel like a real turd- burger for not gettin my act together. Jeezus, I should just give up now. Cause if this dog can rally and do all the dog things he needs to do sans sight, what's my two-good-eyes excuse? But really, I just want to be this dog. Or have this dog. Or wear pajamas all day. No, wait- I want to be this dog, have this dog and wear pajamas all day! Yes! That's what I want. #5 This impossibly tidy desk area. Ummmmm...yeah...no ones workspace looks like that. Ever. This must be the desk of some uncreative, simpleton. Is this a photo from that cape catalogue?! Oh, hold up--oh wow- uhm, er this is awkward but that desk...that desk is my desk! And I DO NOT have a simple life. And I'm like, super creative. I mean I wrote a blog entry to promote my solo show!! I can't believe this is MY DESK! This sooo used to not be me. In fact it probably won't be me in a week. But for now I have cleared the clutter AND made myself jealous of myself! How did this happen? I guess you'll have to see my solo show Excessively, Obsessively to find out. (See what I did there?)
promo videos for my show
"interviews from a bag lady"
photos + gifs from Excessively, Obsessively
"Excessively, Obsessively" Live Taping (originally titled Hot Mess)
Excessively, Obsessively would not have been possible without the help and direction from the following lovely people: Rachel Hamilton Melanie Hoopes Taren Sterry Kathy Hendrickson Robin Rothman Taylor Elana Fishbein Binu Paulose David DeVaughn Paul Obedzinski Kate Chamuris Becky Drysdale Kate Koch Jolene Turner