What is your definition of misery?
Watching FOX news.
What is your greatest fear?
What was your first “real” job working in theatre?
I did murder mystery dinner theatre when I was quite young. It was great fun and paid pretty well. I made great friends there.
Are you good at waiting tables?
I’m TERRIBLE at waiting tables. Just terrible. People would complain. It’s a VERY hard job. I am an enormous tipper at restaurants, because, god, I KNOW how hard it is!
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Scheherazade and Bugs Bunny
Who are your favorite heroes of theatre?
Everybody in Hamlet and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who are your favorite heroes in real life?
Oscar Wilde and Martin Luther King.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you consider the most underrated virtue?
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Your favorite playwright?
A four way tie: Genet, Beckett, Albee, Pinter
When and where were you happiest?
It was a day when I was 32, and I came home, and I was alone, and the house was so clean, and I was full of Chinese food, and the light was coming thru the curtains just so
What do you most value in colleagues?
Empathy and honesty.
Is there a class in which you wish you had paid more attention?
I wish I had taken more language classes. And Home Ec. I would love to bake.
If you didn’t work in theatre, what would you do?
I guess I would try to do something with textured spray paint.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Finishing the Proust Questionnaire
What you’d like to be the world’s best at?
I would love, love to sing. And speak several languages.
What book would you read more than once?
Confederacy of Dunces
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Why?
Dustin Hoffman, I guess. Everyone says I sort of look like him. The woman at the post office even calls me “Tootsie” when I go in to get stamps. I’m not sure how I feel about that
What sports teams do you follow?
Oh, the Red Sox. I’m from Boston, after all!
Where would you like to spend a vacation?
Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona. Anywhere in Italy.
What car would you like to be seen driving around in?
I actually don’t drive, I ride my bike everywhere. But if I did drive I would LOVE to be in a Smart Car, or a Mini Cooper. I imagine it would be like driving in a bumper car.
What book is currently on your nightstand?
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen
If you could see a great production of a classic play, what would it be?
That’s a tough one. I would love to see The White Devils, I guess. I’ve never seen it.
If you could travel back in time to visit or live in any time in history, when would it be?
I would like to live in Paris in the 20s, near Gertrude and Alice.
What actor will see in any project they do?
Tommy Derrah, of course! Or else I’m sleeping on the couch!