NYC_Greddy
28 Arlington, United States
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My self-summary
I feel like this changes constantly. I make movies, I write, I rock climb.
What I’m doing with my life
In the past I've mainly been a Director and Playwright, although I've done Stage Management and Sound Design on the side (to help pay the bills and such). These days I've been working in sound for film for monies.

I also now work at a climbing gym.

Edit: make that two climbing gyms.

Edit: Now just one climbing gym, but a big new one that's opening in DC.

I just got back in to town from a 7,000 mile road trip culminating in a rock climbing adventure in British Columbia. (This is now no longer recent).

Last summer I spent two months traveling over twelve thousand miles via a thirty year old beaten up Subaru while making a documentary. It was awesome. I never really want to stop. So basically, I'd love it if someone would pay me to buy old cars and drive them around the country and then either film it or write about it. That'd be pretty cool. (This is now two summers ago)

This summer I plan on doing another trip somewhere.

Edit: now I plan to spend September climbing in Yosemite.

Edit: Just got back from Yosemite. It was incredible. (This is also no longer recent)
I’m really good at
Kickball? No joke, I'm awesome at kickball. It's a very practical skill.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm guessing eyes, probably. That and I can get a bit overly enthusiastic about the things I'm interested in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This Side of Paradise is probably my all time favorite (I finally finished Infinite Jest, though, and it may have to take the top spot). I do love A Moveable Feast, The Sun also Rises, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, Ender's Game. Baz Luhrmann movies. Kerouac. I also really liked Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Moulin Rouge, The Prestige. Moonrise Kingdom. Big Fish, no doubt.

I dunno. Ask me again tomorrow and I'll probably have different answers.

I've been on a huge literary nonfiction kick lately. Love the essays of DFW, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Collins, really just going through the Best American Essays series...

I don't know how to start listing favorite music. It's an honestly impossible task.

As far as food goes, I love to cook. Favorite food is whatever I happen to feel like making. I love cooking fish. I made this corn chowder with coconut milk the other day. It was pretty good.
The six things I could never do without
Aside from the obvious:

Climbing Shoes.
Crashpad.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future of American theatre. Which sounds pretentious. Which IS pretentious.

For example: I'm kind of obsessed/depressed by the fact that the regional theater movement of the 60's and 70's created this infrastructure that supports administrators (marketing people, fundraisers, producers, casting directors) by giving them middle-class wages and a stable lifestyle, which is great and of course these people should have jobs, but the movement neglected to do the same for the artists who create the work. Now we have a field that's incredibly saturated with more talent than ever before (in a good way, seriously, there are so many amazing artists working in theatre today) and no way to sustain them, which leads to many of the best artists leaving the field for greener pastures, and who can blame them?

That's something I think about.

Although now I'm sometimes wondering how much any of that matters, and whether or not I should just say fuck it and wander around the world rock climbing and camping.

EDIT: I've mostly chosen the latter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Uh. I've talked about it a lot, but I'm probably climbing. I also tend to stay in and try to get writing done, but it's sporadic.
You should message me if
You want to go climbing!
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