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    Earliest childhood memory?
    “Totally private.”

    What song has been stuck in your head lately?
    “‘Seasons (Waiting on You),’ by Future Islands. Been stuck in my head since February!”

    All-time favorite album?
    Blue, by Joni Mitchell. All the pleasures and terrors of falling in love for the first time.”

    When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    “An archaeologist. As children, many of my director friends wanted to be archaeologists.”

    The weirdest place somebody has recognized you in public?
    “In a cafe on a Greek island.”

    In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
    “I facilitate process.”

    Besides your current one, what’s the best job you’ve ever had?
    “Modeling shirts for a GANT ad campaign. Flattering and completely unexpected!”

    What Louisville band would you pay to see?
    “Slint. I love them.”

    Favorite possession?
    “Anything my three children — Jacob, Nancy and Madeleine — have ever given me.”

    All-time favorite Louisville restaurant?
    “MilkWood. The food and chef Edward Lee are great, and the restaurant is in the building where I work.”

    Favorite bourbon?
    “Woodford Reserve.”

    If Louisville had to be known for something other than the Derby, what should it be?
    “Actors Theatre and the Humana Festival of New American Plays.”

    Best book you’ve read over the past year?
    Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel. Second volume in the Wolf Hall trilogy about Thomas Cromwell and the court of Henry VIII. Loved historical fiction as a child, and I love this.”

    What film has had the greatest influence on your life?
    “Ingmar Bergman’s Cries and Whispers. Blew me away and made me realize what art really is.”

    What tattoos do you have?
    “On my left forearm I have an image of Victorian ornamental ironwork.”

    If forced to get a tattoo today, what would you get?
    “I don’t need to be forced; I love tattoos. Coming soon on my right arm — more ornamental ironwork.”

    Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue or East Market Street?
    “Market Street. Moving to NuLu from Old Louisville soon.”

    Last live performance you saw in Louisville?
    “Sharon Van Etten at Forecastle. She’s a force of nature.”

    If Actors Theatre staged a production about your life, what would the performance be called?
    “Actors Theatre IS my life, so I have no desire to see anything staged there about my own life!”

    Where do you go to be alone?
    “I walk for hours. I realize that’s a what and not a where, but that’s the answer.”

    What’s something nobody knows about you?
    “’Fraid I won’t answer that!”

    Images courtesy of Actors Theatre. 

    This article appears in the September issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe to Louisville Magazine, click here

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