Author: Kate Huffman

Kate Huffman is an LA-based, Indianapolis-born actor/writer whose work in film, TV, and theatre has won her an LA Weekly Theatre Award, an Encore Producers' Award, IndyFringe Audience Pick Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle nom, a Soaring Solo nom, and a Valley Theatre Award nom. Her award-winning solo show, I'm Too Fat for This Show, has been seen in cities across the US as well as in Ireland.

An instant fan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend when it aired in 2015, I espoused its glory to all of my friends – until one friend stopped me short: “That title offends me.” I knew where she was going with this. It’s true, the phrase “crazy ex-girlfriend” has misogynistic underpinnings, BUT, as I told my friend, show creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosch-McKenna were aware of it, called it out, and undermined its unbecoming connotations. “She’s the crazy ex-girlfriend,” the cast sings at the lead. “That’s a sexist term!” the lead pointedly responds. “Huh. Okay, I’ll check it out.” My friend was…

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California crushes it when it comes to unique tree shapes. Prior to moving to LA, I’d always thought Dr. Seuss had invented the trees he drew in his books, but nope – he was just a California native. I love trees. All kinds of trees! Tall trees! Fall trees! Wide, warped, and small trees! Bifurcations, whorls, even well-manicured mall trees! At the same time, towering above this natural SoCal flora are tall blades of grass that were imported from other regions, planted EVERYWHERE in Los Angeles, and given the misnomer of TREE. Palm trees are scientifically NOT trees. Now, there’s…

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