Thespian of the Moment: Julia Sweeney

Probably best known for her four (1990-1994) seasons on Saturday Night Live, Julia Sweeney is a thespian that has appeared in such films as Pulp Fiction, Stuart Little, Beethoven’s 3rd, It’s Pat (based on the androgynous SNL character) and… Beethoven’s 4th.  Okay, so her film work has some hits and misses, but it happens, and her films aren’t why she’s the prestigious Thespian of the Moment.

What makes her the Thespian of the Moment is a series of three autobiographical one woman shows that she’s produced since the mid-nineties.  God Said Ha!, In the Way of Family, and Letting Go of God all detail her diagnoses with cancer, the adoption of her daughter, and her own struggle with religion.  But these three shows are more than glimpses into this woman’s life, they’re told in a genuinely funny way that still manages to make a connection and show the heart of the subject matter.

Because of her immeasurable talent, wit, and style, Julia Sweeney is my Thespian of the Moment.

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