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My self-summary
This really is "do it yourself" blind dating, isn't it? An act of hopeful optimism on all of our parts, and good for us. You never know where you'll meet someone special. It could just as well be here as anywhere else, right? (And more likely than, say, a loud bar -- I'm very social but never really liked the bar scene.)

Most people guess I'm in my early 40's, but I am indeed 51, and have indeed never been married. It hasn't been for lack of interest or effort. There have been lessons to learn along the way, some bad timing and frankly a couple of regrettable relationship decisions, but they all leave me smarter, happier, healthier and more ready, willing and able than ever to pursue a great relationship. I really do love commitment, I do hope to get married, and I do hope to have a family.

We might really enjoy each other's company if...'re smart, funny, laugh a lot, make others laugh and like to talk for hours... enjoy everything from an afternoon at Wrigley to a stroll by the lake, from vegging out at the movies to evenings in a theater for dance, a play some music or a Broadway show...'re a good talker AND a good listener... think a great kiss is the sexiest thing in the universe... agree that few things feel sweeter than when two people’s hands fit perfectly together...

...along with all of that romance and culture you crack up at the goofiest cartoon or Monty Python sketch and hope that the next Star Wars and Avengers movies are as great as we hope they might be, and sometimes enjoy saying the absolutely most politically incorrect thing you can think of, just for fun.

If some or all of these describe you, the things you like to do, and the way you'd like to feel in a great relationship, then I think it'd be a great idea for you to write me.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a self-made guy who runs his a media production company that creates broadcast and online content with Chicago theater dance and music companies, Broadway shows and tours, and regional not for profits. We've won 17 Emmys for our shows on companies like The Second City, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, The Joffrey Ballet and River North Chicago Dance Company. I'm also a company member of Lookingglass Theatre Company, and we just won the 2011 Tony Award for Regional Theater. So proud!
I’m really good at
Listening and responding; making people laugh; making people comfortable; getting people to trust me; putting myself on the line to make hopes and dreams and passions come true (sounds corny, but it's true); carrying on a conversation; asking questions; writing and creating; and kissing. There, I said it. Sticking to it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my eyes, my energy, my sense of humor and my intelligence.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: anything by Nick Hornby, Aaron Sorkin, Ray Bradbury, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Paul Reiser, Tina Fey. Most recently read "Yes And" by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yortin, "My Life With The Shakespeare Cult" by Samuel Taylor and "Improvisation at the Speed of Life" by TJ Jagadowski and David Pasquesi -- they say that life imitates art, but these three books are great examples of how art informs life. Music: The Beatles, U2, Sondheim, Debussy, Puccini, Reich, The Stones, The Who, James Taylor, Julia Fordham, October Project, Verdi, John Williams... the list goes on and on. Shows: 30 Rock, Fringe, New Girl, Modern Family, Sherlock, The Newsroom, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Doctor Who, The Office, Extras, The West Wing, any Joss Whedon show, Sports Night, Community. Food: very open to most anything except insanely spicy or covered in suction cups.
Six things I could never do without
The performing arts
Friends and family
Someway to stay in touch with people -- laptop, iphone, whatever
Music at my fingertips
Good health
Love & sex
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The way people relate to each other via the arts, politics, sports -- relationships fascinate me, and I tend to think of every facet of the human experience in terms of relationships -- how we listen, how we respond and how we work together professionally and personally.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night! Could be in a theater, could be out with friends, could be crashing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is that I have lots of private things, that I will be willing to admit to the right people at the right time!
You should message me if
anything in my profile made you smile. Or at least go "hmmmmm...."
The two of us