I was just in Denver and Boulder for 3 weeks. It was pretty much like this -
YOGA LADIES is a sketch from our satirical musical cabaret, WINNING THE FUTURE. Up & Down Theatre (Robin Holloway, Kate Chavez, and myself) co-write and perform original sketches and songs that mock contemporary American cultural, economic, and political phenomenon. This sketch just popped out in rehearsal one day as Kate and I were improvising a scene as Regan-era 80′s uber-capatalist power girlfriends, which somehow evolved into a conversation that very closely resembled the one you see in the sketch. The imperialism theme emerged through improv, which feels like the greatest gift when trying to write a smart, funny comedy show. I think this sketch has been among our most successful because we are really making fun of ourselves, and how vain the effort to avoid negatively impacting the planet or fellow human beings can feel as a first-world consumer. I tried to do a cleanse once; that effort lasted about 30 hours. I do love yoga though, and beeswax.
- Lindsey Hope Pearlman