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My self-summary
I've been making theatre since I was little. I love the wilderness, and crave outdoor activity. I'm earnest, funny, and driven; conscientious and communicative. I'm a romantic.

I'm happiest when:
a) I'm making stuff -- with other people or on my own
b) I'm out in nature doing something active
c) I'm being creative or silly with people I love
What I’m doing with my life
I direct plays, often new ones, and work with writers and actors to tell stories that we're excited about.

I spend time with people I love.

I get outdoors.

I ride my bike as much as I can, but not as much as I'd like.
I’m really good at
making theatre; communicating; creating things; being playful; finding adventures; making my friends and family laugh; inventing games; being silly; giving massages; skiing the groomers; climbing & hiking; spending time at the beach or at ponds and swimming holes; making things out of rocks; stilt-walking; caring for people I love.
The first things people usually notice about me
Lots of eye contact and a big laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here's a far from comprehensive sampling:

Growing up I loved The Phantom Tollbooth, The Westing Game, Hatchet, Bridge to Terabithia, stuff by Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, Roald Dahl, etc... Later on I fell in love with Catch-22, Ender's Game, The Crying of Lot 49, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Memoirs of a Geisha, White Teeth, The Magus, Kavalier and Clay, Motherless Brooklyn... too many to list.

The Goldfinch was a recent favorite.

In terms of movies, Brazil is my favorite. I also love The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Edward Scissorhands; Beetlejuice is another Burton fave. Stand By Me, The Game, Wet Hot American Summer, Fight Club, Hot Fuzz, so many more. From way back in the day I would say Gremlins, Goonies, Flight of the Navigator and Batteries Not Included... But having recently watched Gremlins and finding that it was really not very good, I've now sworn off re-watching old favorites (although I know that Goonies holds up).

Cabin in the Woods was the most fun I've had at the movies in ages; The Life of Pi was amazing in 3D. Boyhood, which I enjoyed a lot despite its unevenness and flaws. Snowpiercer was totally delightful.

TV Series I love and have finished: The Wire, Breaking Bad, True Detective. (although I felt the final episode was a let-down).

TV Series I love but haven't finished: Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Downton Abbey, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men... I was all caught up with The Walking Dead, but now I've fallen behind again.

Crucial Podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Planet Money, Serial, Startup...

Music: Fountains of Wayne, Radiohead, Santigold, Arcade Fire, Rilo Kiley, Belle and Sebastian, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Talking Heads...

Neutral Milk Hotel, Desmond Dekker, Spoon, Interpol, Tegan and Sara, Wheatus, Elliott Smith, Portishead...

Kanye, Jay-Z, The Streets, Hello Nasty-era Beasties, Young M.C.'s album "Stone Cold Rhymin'"...

Foundations: Dire Straits, R.E.M., The Police, The Beatles, Nirvana, STP, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Better Than Ezra, They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds Five, lots of ska (especially The Pietasters), Weezer...

also all of the eighties and early nineties one-hit wonders and classics.

I'm a snob about maple syrup. I love macoun apples. I wish I were a pescetarian but right now I'm an omnivore.

Okay, I guess it's a fairly comprehensive sampling.
Six things I could never do without
My family and my closest friends.
Making things.
My bike.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to tell stories; which stories (i.e. plays) to tell; new ideas for inventions and contraptions; what other people are thinking or feeling; women, food, skiing, adventures...

bike routes.

making progress.
On a typical Friday night I am
In rehearsal, out and about, or resting up from the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Once, at a summer camp ice cream social, I worked up the courage to ask the girl I liked if she wanted to dance. She looked me dead in the eye and said "with who?"
You should message me if
you're passionate about what you're doing, or about what you're trying to do. you understand what it means to have a demanding career, and value a partner who is just as driven as you are.

at the same time, you'd love to find someone with whom to make a life, and are ready to find the person who is as important to you as your work.

you think spontaneity is sexy.

you're ggg

you're pretty funny sometimes.

communication is how you tackle / approach interpersonal challenges.

exploration and discovery make you happy.
The two of us