PiazzaLight
31 Cambridge, United States
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My self-summary
I’m a dessert-craving, public-singing, symmetry-enforcing, heat-sensitive, dirty-minded, nocturnal puppy dressed as a human prepster who is almost always a bit late and almost never at the appropriate speech volume. I experience life most strongly through words, so I spend my days studying how language works as both a cognitive neuroscientist and a theatre director. I find purpose and joy in teaching – my favorite is statistics – and when I don’t teach, I’m a science storyteller to anyone who is interested. I stare at beautiful people, partly unaware and partly unabashed. I am always mentally recounting my schedule, only to run on a whimsical adventure in the city. I get tired just thinking of being around more than 4 people, have a blast when I finally go out, and then claim my alone time to recharge. I call my mom and grandma every day, and nothing is more important to me than my brother. I’m unapologetically outspoken about my emotions (I’ve heard it’s an Israeli thing), but don’t let that mislead you: I will be very elusive about what lies underneath (I’ve heard it’s a… scorpio thing?). I eat a lot, but not often. Conversations about critical theory turn me on. I believe we "happen" as human beings when we take unexpected actions.
What I’m doing with my life
Collecting stories, collecting data, collecting playbills from every show in NYC, collecting emails that I'll never catch up on.

Making myself do things I didn't believe I could do (leave Israel, adult, hook up, exercise, make macarons, go vegan, love securely). Making Cambridge a home (it took 6 years, but it's working). Making good bad decisions. Making up future scenarios that will never happen.

Work. Gym. Rinse. Fruit. TV binge. Sleep. More sleep. 5 snoozes. Repeat.

And I'm a post-doc at MIT, where I scan people's brains to learn about their minds.
I’m really good at
Clumsiness.
Perfectly memorizing show tunes.
Being too friendly towards strangers who are later discovered to be incessantly verbose.
Making science creative, making drama methodical.
Explaining complex ideas in a simple and engaging way.
Cleaning.
Procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot and I'm passionate about theatre.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Birdman, Amelie, Chicago, Finding Neverland, Pina, Hercules (Disney).
Playwrights: Pinter, Chekhov, Moliere, Shakespeare, Beckett, Aloni, Levin, Kane, Bartlett, Perec.
Musicals: Light in the Piazza, Passion, Ragtime, Fun Home, Next To Normal, Company, Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, Avenue Q, Cabaret.
TV: Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Game of Thrones, Gilmore Girls, Modern Family.
The six things I could never do without
Words.
A stage.
Animations on slides.
Sweets.
Mathematics.
Doubt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Would "sex" be too Freudian? :)
Whether I'll regret leaving my family and friends and moving across the ocean.
How to deliver information one bit at a time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally, eating out and seeing a show or watching a movie.
Typically, having too much fun working that I forget to stop.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once went to a karaoke bar, told the pianist what song to play and proceeded to sing completely different lyrics that I wrote where I was asking him out while he had to keep accompanying me. My voice was shaking, but I had the best time. Bravest thing I ever did.
You should message me if
One / more of the following:
* The geekish-intellectual-who-is-not-all-that-naive is your thing.
* You enjoy connecting by sharing passions and stories.
* There is a show you'd like to see together.
* Vegan restaurants are waiting for you to explore them with a friend.
* You love bottoming.
* Singing show tunes together sounds like your idea of fun.
* Deep, long, intellectual conversations are something you are good at.
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