Editor. Playwright. Book and theatre reviewer. Podcast listener. Green tea, wheat beer, and white wine drinker. Carb eater. Playlist creator. Cardigan wearer. Soulmate seeker.
I'm looking for someone to complement me (and maybe even compliment me, occasionally!), but also push me out of my comfort zone—we should all be doing things that make us nervous more often—and introduce me to new things. In return I promise to make you lots of mixtapes made up exclusively of bands of which you've never heard and to proofread all of your cover letters/emails/Facebook statuses as needed. Passion, talent, and genuineness are attractive to me... pretty much everything else is negotiable.
What I’m doing with my life
I do lots of random things vaguely related to marketing and media, just like the female protagonist in every romantic comedy ever made.
I'm a playwright and member of a professional theatre company here in DC. One of my short plays is being produced in Australia at the end of January and I'm working on finishing up a couple of full-lengths plays.
Otherwise, I like going to concerts, wine touring, reading, discovering new podcasts, collecting quotes, etc.
I’m really good at
writing endlessly, flip cup, creating elaborate Spotify playlists
around specific themes, using the Oxford comma, and delivering best
The first things people usually notice about me
"What? Holly? Oh, Jolly. Wait, is that your real name?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: I challenged myself to read 50 books in 2016 (almost two down!), so I'm happily taking book recommendations. I use my library card like it's going out of style (which it sadly probably is) and don't own an e-reader.
Listening: My tastes tend to run to the obscure (Spotify says my favorite genres of 2015 include "Stomp and Holler" and "Chamber Pop," so that's... a thing) but I enjoy listening to Top 40 on the rare occasion I'm in a car. I also love making excessively long and aggressively themed playlists -- I think it's satisfies some vaguely OCD part of my subconscious.
Food-ing: People who don't like desserts scare me.
The six things I could never do without
- Friends and family
- The Internet
- Library card
- A journal in which I can jot down good quotes/random bits of dialogue
- Air conditioning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I should write about next and when and for how long I can nap.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often working my second job at a theatre in DC, or at home relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I have an age-inappropriate love of unicorns.
You should message me if
you'd like to grab a beer or cup of tea sometime! Or, you are my
100% enemy, because I desperately need an arch-nemesis and would
like to challenge you to a duel.