As some of you may have already learned from the Book of Faces, The Encyclopedia Show is coming to Los Angeles!
Starting October 6th, we will be bringing our singularly geeked-out, psyched, and thoroughly brainy variety show to King King in Hollywood.
But, who the hell are we? Why should you trust us? Are there silly photos of the crew?
Excellent questions all ’round. That’s what we like about you. You’re inquisitive.
So, please feast upon the origin stories and curriculum vitae of the TESLA team below.
Also, there are silly photos.
The Encyclopedia Show Los Angeles (TESLA!)
A Seattle native and former resident of Boston, Munich, and Berlin, Alex Bush is currently earning an MA in Critical Studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She plans to make a career in academia, or as the kids used to say, “Be cool, stay in school.” This will enable her to spend her life with her true loves: arts, letters, and most things Teutonic. When not hosting the fabulous contributors to TESLA, she likes to eat, drink, ride bikes, and spread merriment like an infection. You can find evidence of her other life at http://alexandrabush.wordpress.com.
Greg Karber (FACT CHECKER)
Greg Karber was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the setting of the movies True Grit. Growing up in a town full of gunslingers, he got his kicks early, and formed a protective shell that allows him to easily navigate the treacherous waters of the Los Angeles Entertainment Industry. He is currently working toward an MFA in Writing for Screen and Television at the University of Southern California.
Caitlin Montanye Parrish (HOST)
A Florida native and Chicago ex-pat, Caitlin has been paid to check a Dublin theatre for bombs, analyze the etymological difference between “dork” and “dwarf” for Sudanese eight year-olds, and write plays. She is an unrepentant Anglophile and could really use a cup of tea. Most recently her play A Twist of Water was selected by Chicago Magazine as its Box Office Hit of 2011. Her work examines civic, generational, and sexual definition through the lens of smaller family stories. Her goal is to explode these themes in the hour-long television drama format while maintaining a healthy sense of humor.
Adam Weightman is an American poet, actor, music video producer, poetry slam performer, public speaking teacher, baby goat wrangler, experimental performance artist, peanut butter jelly timer, and writer from Hollywood California. His accomplishments include; forthright decisions to write in third person, multiple collegiate national championships in fictional and non-fictional writing, and two certificates of appreciation for advising the Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) Slam Poetry Team. He believes it is never too late to be young and you are never too old to be stupid.
Brooke Wilkinson (CAST/WRITER)
Brooke Wilkinson grew up in Salt Lake City surrounded by Mormons as a non-Mormon causing her to develop a crazy aversion to all things green and wiggly. (She’s got a lot of great Mormon jokes.) Later in life, she made the wise decision to pursue writing instead of a lucrative law career. Never one to underestimate the power of cake, she eats a lot of cake. Hobbies include watching ghost hunting shows and making fun of ghost hunting shows.