1. What is your favorite memory from high school?
Singing "Tale As Old As Time" in a stirring turn as Mrs. Potts in a Blackfriars Guild Drama Club production of Beauty and the Beast.
2. What is your least favorite memory from high school?
The one semester of gym (and week of swimming) that we were REQUIRED to take. And subsequently paying my gym teacher a dollar for "charity" on multiple occasions so I could take a study hall instead.
3. What was your most played song/album/singer when you were a teenager?
Want One by Rufus Wainwright. Pretty good taste for a 15-year-old!
4. What was your favorite movie from your teenage years?
Many sleepovers included Moulin Rouge! viewings - it still makes me weep to this day and I know every single word.
5. If you had to give yourself a superlative in high school, what would it have been?
Most likely to spontaneously combust due to overwhelming management of and participation in extracurriculars.
6. If you had to give yourself a superlative now, what would it be?
7. If you could go back to high school, what would you differently?
I think I would do most of it the same, but I wouldn't beat myself up so much. I had my hand in a lot of different things and cared very deeply about success and mastery of schoolwork and activities. I'd probably just tell myself to chill out a bit and relax into things - and that the best is yet to come.
8. Describe your teenage fashion sense in five words or less.
Chocolate brown crushed velvet gauchos.
BPB Yearbook: A Throwback Cabaret will be presented November 9th at 7 PM and November 10th at 8 PM at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret (1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago). Tickets are $15 and there is a two-drink minimum.
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Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.