ranawaywspoon
32 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Energetic, creative, lover of stories, science, and a good laugh.

I am a science-minded theater maker. I'm a dog person, but some of my favorite humans are cat people. I like new ideas, exploring new places, and bringing people together for a game of 1000 blank white cards.

Random facts about me: I went to a physical theater / mime school in Paris, I have worked as a Lego Robotics teacher, I am a lover of animals and the outdoors, and I've toured the world as a puppeteer.

On the muppet spectrum I'm somewhere between Kermit the Frog and Gonzo the Great.
What I’m doing with my life
For the past 3 years I've made my living as a theater-maker (creator, director, performer) I have a company based in NYC and another company based in Norway. My schedule is somewhat variable - there are very busy periods, less busy periods and periods where I am abroad (usually in Norway). That said, NYC is where I grew up, where my family and friends are and where I spend most of my time. I don't plan on doing the traveling thing forever, and I'm looking for someone who might be up for traveling with me while we're still young and able!

I think often about balancing my creative career with financial stability, as I would to be able to support a family in the not-so-distant future.

When I'm not working intensely on a project, I'm teaching myself to write code, catching up with friends, doing yoga, or working on home improvement projects.
I’m really good at
Lifting very short paper bags off the floor with my mouth while standing on one leg (AKA: Great Blue Heron). Listening. Making things out of clay, or paper. I'm qualified to lead caving expeditions in Vermont. I'm very good at starting projects, and rallying others to get it done.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Stop Making Sense, True Stories, Brazil, Synecdoche, New York, A Serious Man and most other Coen brothers films, PT Anderson's films, Pixar movies, There Will be Blood and this short animated film here: http://vimeo.com/7867746

Theater: Beckett, Martin McDonough, Sara Ruhl, Chekhov and Tom Stoppard.

Music: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, They Might Be Giants, The Magnetic Fields, The Decemberists, Raymond Scott, Gillian Welch, Regina Spektor, David Byrne, Iron and Wine, Bluegrass, New Orleans Jazz. Making music with friends.

Books: I love the Russians: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gogol. Also Kafka, Italo Calvino, Stanislaw Lem and Kurt Vonnegut. 100 Years of Solitude, Lolita, Blindness.
And: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Le Petit Prince, The 13 Clocks.
The six things I could never do without
Windmills to tilt at
Barbés
Orange Juice
Surprises
Willing suspension of disbelief
Games with friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Minimizing electronic information-overload

How to make our arts economy work

What if each day when you go to sleep your consciousness dies, and is replaced with a new consciousness with the same memories, but also only lives for one day? How would we even know?

Why do M&Ms need an entire store for themselves?

Space improvement projects
On a typical Friday night I am
a pterodactyl.
You should message me if
You don't take yourself too seriously and your sense of humor leans more towards the absurd then the sarcastic.

You've seen an exciting performance/music/art thing.

Oh, and if you play the cello... because it is the sexiest instrument.
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