Q: What are you reading now?
A: The Truth by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett is the best writer in the world. I dare you to name somebody better. See? You can’t.
Q: What do you like about the Indy art scene?
A: Whatever you’re into, you’ll find something to watch, do, look at or listen to. As a performer, I enjoy the enthusiasm of the audiences here.
Q: What don’t you like?
A: There’s a sense of elitism in the arts here (and in the U.S. in general). I wish there was more of a sense of pride and public ownership of the arts, like in Europe. As a performer, I wish more theaters paid their actors.
Q: Who’s your inspiration?
A: I suppose it’s whoever wrote the music I’m listening to at the moment. So, these days my inspiration would be Erlend Oye, Neil Hannon and Loretta Lynn.
Q: Drugs of choice? A: Music, The Simpsons and PhotoShop.
Q: Who’s your favorite politician?
A: Ewwww, politicians? I have no favorite politician. Bryan Fonseca is my favorite diplomat, though.
Q: What’s the hardest thing about what you do?
A: Creating new theater-goers and convincing established theater-goers to take risks.
Q: Name three people you’d invite to dinner.
A: Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Saunders. Steve because he’s a rockstar geek and Ellen and Jennifer because they’re the two funniest women in the world.
Q: What’s your favorite TV commercial at the moment?
A: “Orbit cleans another dirty mouth” — the one at the gymnastics event. Filthy swearing can be so funny, and that British woman is hilarious. I haven’t bought any Orbit gum, though.
Q: Can love be pornographic?
A: Nope. Pornography is a consumer product. Love is not.