1. What voice part do you sing? And how long have you been with PVOP?
I’m an Alto 1, and I’ve been with PVOP for 2 semesters now.
2. What was your nickname in high school/college?
I didn’t really have nicknames in high school, but in college I was “Katy Perry” for awhile because I came out at school around the time “I Kissed a Girl” did. Sort of annoying.
3. What other hobbies and interests do you have outside of PVOP?
I perform with my community theater group, Acting Without Boundaries, write original music, and do disability advocacy work with the LGBTQ+ group Qunify. I read a lot of fantasy and magical realism novels. I’ve also recently started educating myself about film production and theory.
4. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
My phone, and my sporadically reliable wheelchair, Barry. Two things, but both are basically extensions of me.
5. Favorite quote?
“This weak and idle theme, no more yielding than a dream.” It’s from the final speech of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
6. What is your hidden talent?
I have a really good memory for random pieces of trivia and obscure monologues.
7. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
A bit cheesy, but I would be a horse so I could see what it’s like to run. My Harry Potter patronus is a breed of horse apparently, which makes sense.
8. What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
Favorite movie: Down in the Valley, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Edward Norton.
Favorite show: I don’t watch a lot of TV, but my favorite YouTube show is a film analysis series called ScreenSmart.
9. Who did you first see live in concert? (or first Broadway show)?
First Broadway show: The Lion King, 1999
10. Who is your role model?
I look up the most to Ali Stroker, a bisexual actress and singer who is paralyzed from the chest down. She was the first actress to perform in a Broadway musical in a wheelchair, and is an advocate for disabled performers and bisexual visibility. I met her a few years ago, and it was an incredibly moving experience. I hope to follow in her wheel tracks!