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By I’Wante Diamond
As most of the world knows by now New York City has some of the most talented individuals living in the city. Lady Luck is a Whore. a play written by Leanne Linsky and directed by Trish Vignola. Leanne also plays the lead role as she recounts her journey on the path to success as she travels from Las Vegas to New York City. Leanne is utterly at home in front of the audience and, seemingly, at home within her own life story. The real-life one-woman show had smooth transitions from scene to scene, and a scripted story which recounts Leanne’s journey to become an actress. Leanne is funny throughout the entire show and her energy captivates any audience. Lady Luck is a Whore is a show that touches on some heavy adult themed issues. The show balanced its heartfelt moments with ethereal entertainment. Lady Luck was a great opportunity for the show to be one-dimensional, given that Leanne performed fifty five mins with many a few props. But Leanne owned the stage, and telling stories that audience members seemed to cherish. The end result is a poignant, impassion, playful view of an actress’s painful struggles trying to find herself through multiple marriages.
Leanne is a New York based actor and writer. She premiered her one-woman show; Lady Luck is a Whore, at The Peoples Improv Theatre, performed in the capital Fringe in July. She is the host and creator of the 5-year running open mic. Casual Sketch, and performs and teaches for both Cherub Improv and Gotham City Improv Theater. She is also currently performing with the improv comedy team off The Tops of Their heads, and was just recently cast in the documentary, The Smiley Face Killers. Leanne has been in several commercials. Leanne has trained with The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade NY and LA, IO Chicago, and Magnet Theatre.
Trish Vignola, director of Lady Luck is a Whore has trained as a director at Fordham University, La Mama and Second city. She has taught at Second city Chicago and was an assistant Director for their National touring company. Her work has been seen at the tbs Just for Laughs, the Del close Marathon, Chicago sketch fest and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Trish is currently working as a standup around town.