Katherine Louis, whom I love and adore, had a brief moment last week, when she came through my office for all of about ten minutes with many other pressing things on her plate, so I promptly asserted that this questionnaire is vitally important, so she sat down with me to answer the questionnaire that Proust inspired, than Pivot picked up on, and James Lipton (Inside the Actor's Studio) ripped off...OK...not ripped off...he always gives credit to Pivot...and he changed a couple of things. So it really is all very above board. If anyone is ripping off, it's really me. But we won't talk about that.
So...Katherine's repsonses...oh wait...I want all to know that Katherine, who I saw most recently in Living Word Stage Company's (now African American Repertory Theatre) African American Trailblazer's storytelling series at various venues around Richmond (very cool stuff...very educational and also very dynamic and captivating). ANYway...back to Katherine's answers...
(drum roll please...)
(are you doing it?)
(no, really, do a drum roll
on your desk right now...)
So here goes:
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
I’m just going to say the first thing that pops into my head: When people really listen to me.
4. What turns you off?
Stupid turns me off like crazy. Stupid anything. Stupid people. Stupid comments. Stupid clothes. (Oh, that sounds so shallow.) We all know I’m so beyond being shallow like that. Are you listening to me!?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
My granddaughter’s laughter.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Brakes screeching. That’s the first thing that came into my head.
7. What is your favorite curse word? (have it at it. I obviously won't post it for real, but in some approved somewhat censored fashion)
It’s funny you should ask me this because I actually know the answer. My favorite curse-word is **** (think of sugar honey iced tea). It kind of hits everything doesn’t it. It’s a word your grandma can say.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Culinary Instructor. I don’t want to be in the kitchen all day, but I can teach others how to be in the kitchen all day.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Stay tuned for more "interviews" with the cast, crew, and artistic team of Barksdale Theatre's production of Carson McCuller's The Member of the Wedding.
-- Billy Christopher Maupin