You will soon learn that I have a little problem with lateness – See Above…
KIDDING! This little gem was a promo shot for a cabaret that Patrick and I were in during our time at Michigan with Joan Morris called, “The Morning After” – my mother is so proud. But seriously, when I make it to a show, it’s usually the closing. When I have a deadline, I’m pulling an all nighter to meet it. When I hear a joke, I’m laughing a few seconds after everyone else. Not kidding – hang out with me and you’ll see. I swear, I don’t have a learning disability; I’m just the last to cotton on to everything.
Guilty pleasures: Netflix bingeing, pretending to be a normal commuter during rush hour, Prince William fantasies, ridiculously expensive coffee, planning to exercise (but rarely doing it)
What Im About: I want to hold a mirror up to life for myself and others. I think that theatre, literature, music and art have the power to assist us in living better, fuller, more stupendous lives. If I were Machiavelli, I’d say it’s the most palatable way of making sure history doesn’t repeat itself. If I were Marken, I’d say it’s a way of reaching life-altering, mind-bending, heart-wrenching catharsis which allows you to gain compassion and wisdom beyond your years.
Be great in act as you have been in thought. ~Shakespeare
So, back to the other night. I’m trying out a new format, or if I’m gonna go all Carrie Bradshaw on ya’ll, a column. I’m going to reflect on the theatrical, cultural, artistic, scientific, culinary experiences of yesterday. New York locals, you may not catch that particular event, but what I hope you’ll catch the artist next time or remember that theatre company for the future. Nonlocals, it doesn’t matter because you can’t see it anyway! You just get to experience it through my ultra-descriptive, artfully-crafted prose.
Favorite board game: Scrabble
Favorite 90s TV show: Buffy
Theme song to your life: Uncharted by Sara Bareillis
Idol(s): Katherine Hepburn, Anderson Cooper, Linda Goodrich, my cousin Carolyn, Charlotte Bronte
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Country you would do inappropriate things to get to… Why: Norway…because it’s the land of my ancestors.
Favorite Artist: Gustav Klimt
Favorite CD: Parade by Jason Robert Brown
If you were a vegetable, what would you be and why?: Cauliflower…because no one would want to eat me.
Do you have a horse named Whisper living in Central Park? No.
You could say I’m a Late Bird. Remember in Kindergarten when everyone was divided into two groups the Early Birds who went to school the first half of the day and the Late Birds who went the latter half? Well, it’s obvious which one I was and I’ve stuck to the moniker faithfully.