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Monday Mixer: ‘Teachers’ Katy Colloton wonders if she really has to do this

KC’s Katy Colloton stars in “Teachers” on TV Land. The series is in its second season.
KC’s Katy Colloton stars in “Teachers” on TV Land. The series is in its second season. TV Land

KC’s Katy Colloton is featured in a Los Angeles Times piece about women creating their own TV series.

Colloton is a writer and producer of “Teachers,” a TV Land series in the middle of its second series.

She tells the Times all about her ongoing problem: Sometimes she’s not keen on performing what she writes.

“A lot of times I’ll get to set to do a scene and go, ‘Wait, I have to do this on camera?’ ” she says. “I forget I’m the one who’s going to have to have something squirted in her face, and I’m like, ‘I know I wrote that — but do I really have to do it?’ 

Clips from the series are below. Warning: NSFW.

▪ “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, who grew up in Lawrence, told Glamour how Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) changes when she goes to the world of man.

“One would think that we would or could use her journey to grind an ax about sexism,” Jenkins said. “But she is oblivious to sexism because she’s never encountered it. So the greatest thing is that you’re able to inadvertently comment on it at all: She becomes aware of sexism as she’s observing it, and, through her eyes, we see how absurd it is.”

▪ KC’s Nathan Darrow plays Andrew Madoff in “The Wizard of Lies,” a Bernie Madoff biopic that debuted on HBO over the weekend.

The “House of Cards” and “Gotham” actor will play Hamlet KC’s Shakespeare festival this summer.

The trailer to “Wizard” is below.

▪ “American Idol” winner and Blue Springs native David Cook tweeted last week after the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell: “To one of the most influential voices of my musical upbringing. RIP Mr Cornell.”

▪ KC’s David Dastmalchian is among the cast of “The Killing Kind,” about a man who tries to avoid a life of crime until a rival family kills his fiancee. Aaron Paul and Jane Lynch also star, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

▪ Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, a Leavenworth native, last week helped open the Pink Ribbon Garden Project, an organic vegetable garden in Orlando, Fla., that will help provide healthy food for other breast cancer survivors.

The Fox affiliate in Orlando said area patients who aren’t able to tend the garden will have food delivered to them.

Stuff to do

▪ The Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival is Friday through Sunday in the 18th and Vine District. Admission ranges from $25-$350 through kcjazzfest.com.

▪ The Westport Roots Festival, featuring Moe Bandy and Dale Watson, is Friday through Sunday on six stages in Westport. Three-day passes are $40 in advance. More at westportroots.com.

▪ Celebration at the Station, featuring the Kansas City Symphony and fireworks, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at Union Station. The event is free. More info at kcsymphony.org.

▪ Friday is opening day at Oceans of Fun and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Admission and hours available at worldsoffun.com and schlitterbahn.com/kansas-city.

▪ The National World War I Museum’s observance of Memorial Day is Friday through Monday. Exhibits and events outside the museum are free; half-price admission to the museum all weekend. More info at theworldwar.org.

Concerts and gigs

▪ Wavves performs Thursday at RecordBar. Tickets are $20 through therecordbar.com.

▪ Roger Waters performs Friday at Sprint Center. Tickets are $53-$197.50 through sprintcenter.com.

▪ Everclear, Vertical Horizon and Fastball perform Sunday at Crossroads KC. Tickets are $29-$77.50 through crossroadskc.com.

New this week

▪ Music: Justin Townes Earle, “Kids in the Street”; Lana Del Rey, “Lust for Life”; New Order, “NOMC15”; Shakira, “El Dorado”; the Charlatans UK, “Different Days.” More here.

▪ Movies: “Baywatch”; “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The trailer for “Baywatch” is below.

▪ Video: “Get Out”; “Logan”; “the Great Wall”; “Rock Dog.” More here.

▪ Books: Cassandra Clare, “Lord of Shadows”; Melissa de la Cruz, “Rise of the Isle of the Lost”; James Patterson, “Crazy House”; Jeff Shaara, “The Frozen Hours”; Michael Crichton, “Dragon Teeth”; Maya Banks, “Just One Touch.” More here.

▪ Games: “Portal Knights”; “MXGP3”; “Rime.” More here.

David Frese: 816-234-4463, @DavidFrese

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