1. Name or Nickname: My Dad calls me Spud. Thankfully not because I look like one. My fella calls me Pookie - but that's probably too much info.
2. The Last thing you wrote: Starlings. It's too bloody long and depressing and the thought of editing it terrifies me!
3. Your most favorite piece of work: My own? Hmm, I like them all for different reasons - but at a push I think it's still my first full length play Technically Speaking - which can still make me laugh.
4. Favorite Movie: Too too many depending on my mood. Classic: How To Steal A Million starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole; Musical: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Little Shop very close behind); SciFi: Firefly; Animation: Monsters Inc; Foreign: Amelie. That'll do for now!
5. Favorite TV show: Buffy The Vampire Slayer. On air: House
6. Favorite Play: Private Lives - Noel Coward
7. Favorite Writer: Close draw between Noel Coward and Tom Stoppard
8. What is your favorite Word: lackadaisical
9. What is your least favorite Word: But
10. What Turns you On? the sky, the stars, a raging gale or storm - standing on the edge of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh, feeling like you could get swept right off
11. What turns you off? self-righteousness and snobbery
12. What sound do you love? waves lapping the shore; the front door shutting, indicating my man is home
13. What sound do you hate? Foxes screeching at night; snoring
14. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? psychotherapy
15. What profession would you not like to participate in? hand modelling
16. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Mahahah - see I am real! You were wrong! You suck! Mehehehe!"
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1. Name or Nickname: Alan, Al to my brothers and mother
2. The Last thing you wrote: the grant proposal I'm currently working on; Who's Herbert, ten minute play
3. Your most favorite piece of work: the one that works
4. Favorite Movie: Buster Keaton's The General. Most perfect movie ever made.
5. Favorite TV show: don't watch tv much; really enjoyed Star Trek in its various iterations
6. Favorite Play: Anna Cora Mowat's Fashion
7. Favorite Writer: T. Coraghessan Boyle
8. What is your favorite Word: empathy
9. What is your least favorite Word: tradition
10. What Turns you On? oceans, mountains, forests
11. What turns you off? self satisfied selfishness
12. What sound do you love? wind chimes and distant train whistles
13. What sound do you hate? heavy rhythms shaking the car in the next lane
14. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? book binding
15. What profession would you not like to participate in? Karl Rove's
16. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Welcome. There are no fundamentalists here. They're all elsewhere, enjoying the eternal fire they liked to condemn people to. The ones they thought would burn are all here."
You like Battlestar Galactica and Project Runway. Two of my favorites.
Who are you rooting to win Project R? I am putting my money on Michael, although I do love Laura.
I'm all for Michael. I couldn't believe when they auf'd Allison... she was final 3 material all the way -- and that dress wasn't half-bad -- not like the green train-wreck that Cain turned in, or like Vincent putting glue on the dress and throwing paper bits at it!
Laura is a great person. Id like to see a collection by her.
Jeffry should go because he's got talent, even though he's an ass.
I like Uli too, but final 3 should be Michael, Jeffry, Laura.
Thanks for the template Kato, duh, template... I should have thought of it.
And BARBARA, awesome answers. Thank you for qualifying BRAVO, cause I do love BRAVO the network... :)
and you're totally right on with the cell phones. for me cell phones music have ruined the middle of the night RING. you know the one that has the potential to be a serial killer on the other line. That ominous ring that has a doctor on the other line telling you your husband has been trampled by an elephant in a horrible circus mishap. How can you take any call seriously when it rings with a song by the BLACK EYED PEAS.
2. The Last thing you wrote: a scene plus lyrics for one song in Act Two of my new play that I should be working on now instead of writing this.
3. Your favorite piece of work: Do you mean which child I choose?....Oh, dear…..I’ll have to think more on that one
4. Favorite Movie: Greed- the silent film starring Zasu Pitts before she turned to comedy. The acting was superb, especially the scene where she is sitting in bed running her fingers through the gold coins she has hoarded.
5. Favorite TV show:
C-Span Book TV weekends, but only at three am when I can’t sleep. Guilty pleasure: tossup between Lost and Yankees baseball games.
SWANNN, lovely to meet you... and you're in LONDON, where I would love to live some day, for a year or so... maybe forever, but if I were going to live there forever, I guess I would shoot for NOTTING HILL.
The title of your full lenght is great, and I can just imagine it. I have a thing about British and Irish Drama, for a puerto rican, I love them the most... (yes, I am weird.)
Wish you the best with all of them, and if I am ever in LONDON, you're so taking me out for a drink. :)
1. Name or Nickname: Raunch. You people haven't seen this side of me and perhaps it's better that way. During trials, people on my team have called me Bossypants. It was deserved. My husband calls me Troll.
2. The Last thing you wrote: A one-act called Moving to Switzerland, poised to be submitted in our October spree.
3. Your most favorite piece of work: Of my own, my as-yet-unproduced full length The Whole of the Moon. Of anyone's work: Man! Hard one. Mahler's First? The Constitution of the United States? Cheddar cheese? The discovery of Champagne?
4. Favorite Movies: Casablanca, Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers, The Court Jester, Truth or Dare (yes, I do mean the Madonna movie)
5. Favorite TV show: Now I like Scrubs. I used to love Laverne & Shirley and Hill Street Blues
6. Favorite Play: My two recent favorites are History Boys and Pillowman. I always love Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. I saw a great performance of Sweet Bird of Youth in 1997 that stays with me to this day.
7. Favorite Writer: Walker Percy, Frederick Buechner, Mark Helprin
8. What is your favorite Word: Cerise
9. What is your least favorite Word: Authority
10. What Turns you On? confidence, passion (about anything)
11. What turns you off? closed minds,
12. What sounds do you love? Champagne cork popping, my son's helpless laughter when tickled, multiple conversations at a dinner party
13. What sounds do you hate? The screech of tube trains coming into the stop.
14. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Choreographer. ER doctor, child development researcher, philosophy professor, politics
16. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "You weren't actually that crazy."
Hey there Arlene, great answers... Start writing a play this year, or next year.... :)
Padishka, I know... here in the states there is no slings and arrow, I actually have to steal it off the internet through limewire... I mean download it and watch it it is so clever.... some of the best writing in television is being done in CANADA.
2. The Last thing you wrote: A rewrite for Quantum Entanglement, for a Nov/Dec production.
3. Your most favorite piece of work: Anne Louis Girodet's Attala at the Grave.
4. Favorite Movie: Toss up - Wizard of Oz - The Man Who Planted Trees - Shakespeare in Love.
5. Favorite TV show: Slings and Arrows. (poor pity thee in the states who have not yet seen)
6. Favorite Play: I've seen bad performances of great plays, and great performances of bad plays. Saw the first ever dress of Elizabeth Rex, and Who's Afraid of Viginia Woolf with Martha Henry...both wonderful...both at Stratford (Canada).
7. Favorite Writer: Whoever wrote what world I dissolve into as I read. Ever changing.
8. What is your favorite Word: Nuance
9. What is your least favorite Word: Nucular
10. What Turns you On? Smart is sexy.
11. What turns you off? Narrow minds, bad teeth, no imagination.
12. What sounds do you love? Babies laughing, the wind in poplars, water...rain, the ocean, fast moving stream.
13. What sounds do you hate? Styrofoam cups, the dentist's drill.
14. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Forensic Scientist.
16. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates? "Nice curtain call, Honey."
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Okay, Mozz... here are my answers (keeping in mind that I'm a director/dramaturg not a playwright). And the survey says...
1. Name or Nickname: Arlene
2. The Last thing you wrote:
Actually wrote... a 3000 word essay for my Shakespeare's Text class.
Last thing I dramaturged... The Understanding by Rachel Rubin Ladutke
Last thing I directed... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as guest director for Stevens Institute of Technology Drama Society.
3. Your most favorite piece of work:
My own work? There are two productions that I was most proud of - Cabaret, which I not only directed but also designed an amazing set that truly definined the production and made it work; and directing the world premiere of A World I Never Made, an intense 3 person drama by Bryan Williams. (Two of my Fiddler on the Roof productions also have a special place in my heart as it is the story of my family - one I directed, the other I played Yente and was asked to read for the Broadway production, but it closed before I could.)
Another's artistic work? Derek Jacobi's 1980 BBC tv production of Hamlet - just brilliant.
4. Favorite Movie: The Left Hand of God (lesser known Humphrey Bogart film that is a little gem based on a book by William E. Barrett.) After a little thought add the original Long, Hot Summer (with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles and Angela Lansbury, which I adore and wish someone would adapt into a stage play so I can direct it! Maybe some day I will do that if no one else does...
5. Favorite TV show(s): (edited: some adjustments - I watch far too much tv): Past: Star Trek (the original - and Patrick Stewart in TNG), Babylon 5, Hill Street Blues. Current (or recent): The West Wing, Boston Legal. Upcoming: From what I've seen this week, it might be Studio 60 and Men in Trees. I just love good writing.
6. Favorite Play: Hamlet
7. Favorite Writer: Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon
8. What is your favorite Word: Synergy
9. What is your least favorite Word: Can't (especially said with a whine)!
10. What Turns you On? Creativity, talent and sensitivity
11. What turns you off? Intolerance
12. What sound do you love? Derek Jacobi's voice :-) And applause. And the silent cacophony of past voices that echo in an empty theatre.
13. What sound do you hate? A child crying... and an insect's buzzing
14. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I can't think of anything I'd rather do than directing (with some dramaturgy on the side), but maybe someday I'd like to write a play...
15. What profession would you not like to participate in? (for some reason this question wasn't there when I first wrote...) Anything to do with money (other than spending it, of course) - banker, accountant, etc. - NO ONE wants me in charge of their money, not even me!
16. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates? She doesn't have to say anything. Being there would be enough. But a standing ovation would be nice! ;-)
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