What lead you to improv?
I’ve been performing since I was a little kid. School plays, choir, little skits and sketches here and there, riding unicycle in parades, starring in my one-kid-show Avant Garde living room one acts, and so forth. I studied Theatre Arts in college and gave improv a try. As a rough-around-the-edges youngster, I completely BOMBED my improv auditions. Luckily, 20 years later, a lifetime of inner work, meditation, yoga, regular installments of kale and kombucha, and loads of public speaking, prepared me to pick up improv again and run with it. Improv is one of the most joy-inspiring and joy-infusing expressions in the universe, and it’s my great joy and pleasure to play and perform with The Squirrel Association! My late father always thought I ought to have been a comedian. Turns out… he was right!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Though I never touched an oboe in my life, as a kid I somehow had it in my mind I should become an oboist. Maybe I like how it sounded. Oboist. It’s got a nice ring to it.
What did you end up becoming?
Urban farmer. Fun Urban Chicken Keeper. Ambassador of Joy.
If people were to describe your improv style, what would they say?
I love strange, smart and sparkling dialogue.
If you were a type of nut, what nut would you be and why?
I would be a fancy unsalted nut medley. Because even nuts love to feel elegant. And I'm salty enough as it is. I love to think I'd be enjoyed over a riveting game of bridge.