I recently sat down with myself and answered a few questions:
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY GOOD AT?
Listening, learning and thinking on my feet.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY STINK AT?
Running and putting on false eyelashes. This makes me a prime target for zombies. And people who hate short eyelashes.
I love improv because it’s spontaneous, honest and you have to be quick on your feet. During my first improv performance ever at a TheatreSports Show, I was pretending to be a squid and overcompensated, falling off the stage into the Orchestra Pit. No one was hurt, the audience loved it, and I was hooked.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EARLY THEATER EXPERIENCE?
When I was younger I was called into replace Dorothy in a production of The Wiz the week before opening. (Yes, the WIZ — long story). The Wizard’s cable snapped as he went up in the balloon and he broke his leg, the Scarecrow got hit in the head with a baseball bat, the band was drunk every night, and I accidentally flashed a church audience during a matinee. It was basically Waiting for Guffman on crack.
IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND TELL YOUR 20-YEAR OLD SELF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would tell myself that life’s way too short to worry about what anyone thinks about me. And floss more often.