In the meantime, here's a mini clip of Sascha Rothchild... who was nice enough to feed a small gathering of people crackers, cheese and Shrek-colored m&ms last night as we watched the airing after work. I wondered what the teenage Sascha would have thought of that.
Mortified as seen on This American Life TV.
Some fans may notice that the full tv clip is a bit shorter than our original radio or stage versions (including the version that appears on TAL's greatest hits CD). But I am happy to say, it still captures the same astonishing portrait of reckless youth at its best/worst. Sascha's piece has long been one of my favorite little excavations to present because it celebrates the range of emotion I love to explore in Mortified-- material that is funny, provocative, disturbing, sincere and sad all at once. For those who express concern about what happened to her, I'm proud to say she not only grew up to be healthy and adjusted, but also a great friend who serves delicious m&ms.
I hope you'll tune in.