Bartender, I’ll have a…Vodka Cranberry with twist of Lime. We sophistic-ants types call it a Cape Cod.
I’m SURE you remember me from such Factory shows as… Siskel and Ebert Save Chicago, Mop Top Festival, Shameless Shamuses, 1985, Dead Wrong, ‘Namosaur!, Take the Cake (Director)
I got involved with the Factory because… It was the chance to work with a company that did original works. I always said I would rather wait tables the rest of my life then have to do theater just like the guy before me did it. I am now a better actor because of the work I do here. Playing roles that challenge not just highlight my talents. That’s an ensemble every actor should find. That which makes you better on stage.
My current/next gig is… The Last Big Mistake, the second show of our first season in our new space! Can’t wait to get going.
I give a shit about our move to Rogers Park because… It’s fine time we have our own home. It’s a great step up for us and wonderful chance to be part of the up and coming Rogers Park community which I love so much.
If I had to force you to listen to 2 albums, they would be… Bob Mould Workbook…oh hell, EVERYTHING BOB MOULD EVER WROTE…AND JIMMY BUFFET TOO! They Might be Giants Greatest hits, and all the classic Sesame Street songs. Just 2…seriously.
(Editor’s Note: That greatest hits is called “Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants. Also, two. TWO, TIM.)
My favourite Factory memory is… Sitting on a table with Allison Cain at the closing night of Siskel and Ebert (my first show with the company) watching all the crazy people we had just closed this show with (after some literal blood, sweat, and tears), and knowing I was in a good place. Cheers.
I’m switching drinks, I’ll have a… Scotch in a snifter, neat. YES IN A SNIFTER GET OVER IT!