Monday, November 24, 2008

Annabelle Gurwitch Gets Fired Up

Rejection has never been so hilarious! After her role in a Woody Allen play was rethought, actress Annabelle Gurwitch (TBS “Dinner and a Movie”) was devastated. Then, she got funny. Gurwitch and fellow show-biz veterans share their stories of being let go, downsized, canned, and getting – Fired!

Gurwitch's play Fired! was heard Saturday on The Play's The Thing radio program. The Plays The Thing, hosted by LA Theatre Works, can be heard on various Public Radio Stations in America and the XM Satellite Radio Network on Saturday night. Link to the show via Bosco Radio: Nostalgia and Entertainment starting at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST and replayed at 10 PM PST on Saturday.

This radio play features the talents of Annabelle Gurwitch, Julia Sweeney, Hillary Carlip, Carl Capotorto, Paul Feig, Jason Kravits, Sandra Tsing Loh, Taylor Negron, Paul F. Tompkins, Ann Magnuson, Illeana Douglas, Elizabeth Warner, Charlayne Woodard, and Roy Zimmerman.

Fired! is now archived and can be heard on

Founded in 1974, the mission of L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) is to use innovative technology to produce and preserve significant works of dramatic literature on audio and to assure the widest public access to these works. In addition to annually producing 10 high quality audio productions featuring leading actors through its The Play’s the Thing program, LATW also provides selections from its archives to more than 2,000 public schools and libraries nationwide with accompanying educational materials; distributes free of charge titles to libraries in underserved areas; and facilitates workshops in the literary, performing, and visual arts for incarcerated and at-risk students in the Los Angeles metro area.

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