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NEW COMEDY WEB SERIES ASKS
‘WHAT DID CLYDE HIDE?’
CHICAGO (November 17) It started with a Zoom call. A group of local female actors (average age 62), commiserating over the virtual shutdown of their industry, gave birth to a six-part, comedy web series that launches November 24 at 7:15 p.m.
“What did Clyde Hide?” a Show Girls Production, takes place after the mysterious death of a famous film director. Seventeen unconventional women, who loved, hated and/or were wronged by him, seek atonement at his Zoom funeral. It can be seen at www.chicagoshowgirls.us.
In the first episode, “We Gather Together,” secrets are revealed as the mourners stake their claim on Clyde’s assets. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly.
The actors, who originally organized on Facebook as a networking group, wrote and produced the series, themselves, recruiting independent actor/director Sean Patrick Leonard to direct.
“I wanted to work with the women involved in this project for a long time now. The support they have shown each other in their own careers and also taking the work seriously inspires me,” says Leonard, “and I am really impressed with the creation of this project and the ensemble work that each and every actor has put in to make this their very own.”
Each woman developed her own character, backstory and monologue, which the writing team (Ruth Kaufman, Brenda Good, and M.J. Starshak) incorporated into the six scripts, approximately 8 minutes each.
The project was overseen by: Kaufman, executive producer; Sandy Gulliver, producer; and Kathleen Lawlor, Ann Myrna and Judi Schindler, associate producers.
Additional cast members include Daryl Anisfeld, Sandra Baskin, Valerie Gorman, Julie Mitre, Shannon L. Novak, Bobbie O’Connor, Laurie Carter Rose, Joyce Porter, Debra Rodkin and Joette Waters. Alan Albert is the engineer.
Show Girls is a members-only Facebook group founded by Gulliver in 2016 to support member projects and share information about casting, auditions and resources.