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about the wives

about the wives

robyn okrant ROBYN OKRANT is a writer, director, performer, and yoga teacher. She has created, written and directed many original pieces: from traditional stage plays, to solo performances, to sketch comedy, to improvised full-length plays, and most recently, short films.

Robyn has appeared on the Today Show, CNBC’s The Oprah Effect, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Fox and Friends, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s also been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago SunTimes and has been seen in Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide,,, and The Huffington Post.

She is the author of LIVING OPRAH: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk (Center Street, 2010)

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Robyn married Jim on August 3, 2003. They live in Chicago.

cathleen carr CATHLEEN CARR is an actor, writer and person of comedy. Her critically acclaimed two-woman comedy extravaganza, “Two Girls For Five Bucks” has been seen all over the country, most recently at Ars Nova in New York City. Cathleen writes and performs with, “Naked Radio” the latest project from New York’s famed Naked Angels. She was a mainstage performer with Boston’s Improv Asylum for four years where she wrote and performed in multiple revues.

Cathleen earned her B.A. in Women and Performance Studies from Goddard College in Vermont. A respected teaching artist, Cathleen specializes in improvisational acting and cultivating new female voices in comedy.

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Cathleen married Peter on June 17, 2006. They live in New York.

Your comments

  1. angel-star says:

    you are both brave, i think, to start this, because it’s almost a dirty word to say “wife” in a way, (like in “the wife”) and that is sad…it should have a sweet and exalted meaning, but we have as a society somehow damaged it like so many other lovely words and meanings…