The CreativeLife Podcast Ep.3: Jennifer Jajeh’s Got Your Brown, Smart and Sassy Right Here [Episode 3] [Download] [Stream]
Episode 3-Jennifer Jajeh
What’s brown, smart and has sassy written all over it? After three years of nationally touring her critically-acclaimed solo “tragicomedy” show I Heart Hamas, Jennifer Jajeh is ready to put that confidence right in your face, Los Angeles…
…Palestinian-American Jennifer Jajeh has just moved to to Tinseltown and is cooking up her creative plans. A little bit of commercial acting? A dash of writing? Maybe a sprig of producing. No matter the results, this UCLA alum is committed to finding a path that will honor her unique perspective and pay the bills. We talk about how success might draw the occasional death threat, how there’s really “no logic” in a career in the arts, and why she’s ready to be the next smart-ass, politically incorrect, browner-than-Oprah Oprah.
If I, a living witness, one who experienced those times, don’t speak about them, then others who did not experience or witness those times will invent their own version of them. – Anatoly Rybakov
Recorded in Jennifer’s living room, May 17, 2011.
Episode 3 Community Sponsor: Say Something Funny, B*tch! founded by Alisha Gaddis. Be sure to check out the SSFB comedy show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 10:30PM (Theatre Asylum 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA)
* The Creativity Book: a year’s worth of inspiration and guidance by Eric Maisel
* W. Kamau Bell: comic, solo performer, and director of I Heart Hamas
* Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and SepiaMutiny blog
* IndieGoGo: independent fundraising tool
* In Bed with Jen Jajeh
* I Heart Hamas at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
MUSIC: This episode also features the lovely sounds of Sarah Negahdari (The CreativeLife podcast episode 1) and her band, The Happy Hollows. “High Wire”, “Tambourine”, and “Turtle and Hare” from Spells, released 2010 from Autumn Tone Records.
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