Iris Golden has spent much of her career helping others land jobs, including the last 33 years as the owner of an executive search company: Golden Global Services, LLC.
Now her search is for laughsmore laughs, that is.
Golden is searching for lesbian comedians, age 50 and over, for a sketch comedy and improv group. Auditions are Dec. 19-20 (6-8 p.m.) and Jan. 5-6 (2-4 p.m.) at the Center on Halsted in Lakeview.
"This is just for people to be able to come in and, through comedy, sort of say what they want to say about society, politics, etc.," said Golden, 75, who lives in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood with her partner of 42 years, Leda Golden.
"The format of the show will be: the first half will be set scenes, sketches and more; the second half of the show will be open to audience suggestions and be pure improv."
The production will be called DNR, short for, Do Not Resuscitate, she said.
Golden herself performed years ago and attended Second City workshops. She also has written for TV in her past.
"I think men have more outlets for their creativity; I don't think women get as many of the same opportunities," said Golden, who has experience with a performing group and also was a network TV writer.
In her day job, Golden represents many Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companiesand retirement isn't even an option for her.
""I can't imagine retiring; I love it too much," Golden said. "When I finally [die], I'll probably be sitting at my desk with my headphones on."