Performers!

  • Ada Cheng @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Ada Cheng to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Ada and get your tickets!

    Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller, performing artist, and producer of four storytelling shows, including Pour One Out, Am I Man Enough?, Talk Stories, and Speaking Truths Series. 

    What's your favorite thing about Chicago summer?
    I enjoy being out and about in summer, except I wish I could walk my three cats.

  • Eva Friedman @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Eva Friedman to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Eva and get your tickets!



    Eva Friedman is a Chicago-based theatre artist, educator, occasional poet, and waffle enthusiast. Most recently, she made her Chicago debut as a playwright and director at the 2019 Rhinoceros Theatre Festival (produced by Prop Thtr & Curious Theatre Branch) with her latest play, Perennials. She is a proud alumnus of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she directed four of her own plays with Silver Masque Theatre Company, as well as assistant directing productions with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Eva is also a teaching artist with Lifeline Theatre, the current artistic intern at A Red Orchid Theatre, and a Poetry Ambassador with the Poetry Foundation (because who needs sleep, really). All of her plays are available for download on National New Play Network's New Play Exchange. evafriedman.com.

    What is your most favorite thing about summer in Chicago??
    Getting an overpriced cone from Jeni's and dog-watching at the Montrose Dog Beach (it's like people-watching, but ten times better).

    Eva is sharing a story with us at The Book Stall Saturday, May 18.

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  • Sheri Reda @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Sheri Reda to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Sheri and get your tickets!

    Sheri Reda is a writer, educator, Willmette public librarian, and lifecycle celebrant who composes and officates at weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies. She is a contributing writer for LIterate Ape and also the author of a book of poems entitled Stubborn, which is available from Moria Press. As you will learn from her story, she has a talent for buying into a good narrative.

    What's your favorite thing about Chicago in summer?
    My most favorite thing about Chicago in summer is sitting at a sidewalk table at Barb Yianni, in Lincoln Square, gawking at neighbors and tourists.

  • Leora Hatchwell @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Leora Hatchwell to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Leora and get your tickets!

    Leora Hatchwell is the mother of the world’s youngest kite flyer, at 30 seconds after birth. Though Guinness doesn’t keep track of infant records, it’s the bragging rights that are important in the kiting world. Leora Cookie Hatchwell was a food scientist for 25 years, and then a teacher of the Holocaust. As a flavor expert and with a very sensitive and trained nose, she can tell you what flavor gum you are chewing when you're in the back seat of her car – and, kids, it better not be wintergreen or watermelon! She has been trying to retire for 20 years, and finally succeeded two weeks ago. You’ll be able to find her traveling the country with her husband visiting every tourist trap with the words “World’s Largest” on their billboard.

    What's your most favorite thing about Chicago in the summer??
    My favorite thing about Chicago in the summer is that it is not cold and snowy. It is eating fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplant from my husband’s garden and watching him chase bunnies, who love to eat the tender sunflower shoots. It is going to any number of kite festivals in the Chicago area.    And finally, it is going to Ravina to spend time with friends, eat great food, and listen to phenomenal music.

    Leora is sharing a story with us at The Book Stall Saturday, May 18.

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  • Archy Jamjun @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Archy Jamjun to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Archy and get your tickets!

    Archy Jamjun is just a boy in denial about being a man who loves to write and perform. He is a two-time The Moth Grand Slam Champion and the curator of OUTspoken LGBTQ stories at Sidetrack. His story "Pretty" will be published by Barrelhouse later this year and he will be featured at Northwestern's Summer Writing Conference. He also is an instructor at Truman College and the world's cheeriest brunch server at The Gage downtown. 

    What's your most favorite thing about Chicago in summer?
    My Chicago event in the summer is lollapolooza. I won tickets 8 years ago and took my now fiance out to it for our first date. So while it's become a really expensive tradition, we have a lot of magical memories there and no one blinks an eye at you when you order a bottle of wine for yourself.

    Archy is sharing a story with us at The Book Stall Saturday, May 18.

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  • Calle Hack @ The Book Stall!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to be back at The Book Stall, one of our most favorite bookstores, on SATURDAY, May 18! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Calle Hack to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Calle and get your tickets!

    Calle Hack is a copywriter during the day and a freelance writer by night. Her work can be found in Allure, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, The Takeout, and Reductress. Calle is a Leo who is stereotypically proud of everything she does even the time she scooped the middle out of twelve oreos, stacked the cream up on top of one another to make an oreo tower, ate it, and had a sugary film in her mouth for four days. Even that.

    What's your most favorite thing about Chicago in summer?
    Chicago summers are delicious. Everyone comes out of winter hiding. People start smiling at each other, again, and you'll always hear someone expressing delight that it's 8pm and still light outside. My favorite part is being by lake, going for a run or a walk near the water is the best thing in the world.

    Calle is sharing a story with us at The Book Stall Saturday, May 18.

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  • Willy Nast @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Willy Nast to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Willy and get your tickets!

    Willy Nast is from Aurora, Illinois, and yes, he has seen the movie Wayne’s World an astounding number of times. Willy co-hosts Essay Fiesta at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square every third Monday (please come! it's free!), as well as the "completely unpretentious" literary podcast All Write Already. You can find out more about what Willy is writing and where he’ll be reading at willynast.com

    what is your current profession?
    I'm a consultant for a learning design firm. I realize that is vague but explaining it tires me out. I fell into this line of work by accident after graduating into a recession with a degree in creative writing, assumed I'd do it for a year or so, and now it's a full decade later. That sounds cynical but honestly I've found a lot to like about it. One HUGE perk is that I occasionally get to travel internationally. My job has sent me to Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Bangalore, and all over Europe. It's often an overwhelming amount of work but the travel is an extreme privilege.

    what profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    If "professional juror" were a thing and it paid a living wage, I'd be all over that. I was on jury duty for about a month some years ago, and it honestly changed me. When it was over, I wanted to say: Please can I stay and do this again? Can I keep on making meaningful decisions and playing a vital role in something larger than myself? I know that's not the typical reaction to jury duty, but I found it all really fascinating and fulfilling.

    what profession would you NOT like to do?
    K-12 teacher. Every person who does this for a living should be paid no less than 12 million dollars each year. I would end up sobbing in a custodial closet somewhere by 10am.

    Willy is sharing a story with us at Writers Theatre Saturday, April 27.

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  • Nadine Warner @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Nadine Warner to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Nadine here and get your tickets!

    Nadine C. Warner is an award-winning writer and storyteller.  She has performed with 2nd Story, SKALD, This Much Is True, WBEZ’s Vocalo, and OutSpoken.  Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, MsFit Magazine, and the anthologies, Windy City Queer and Listen to Your Mother.  She draws inspiration from her completely exhausting – yet thoroughly delightful – children.

    what is your current profession?
    Creative Strategist

    what profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I would love to be a school librarian – it’s part researcher, part cousenlor, and part proxy parent.

    what profession would you NOT like to do?
    Well, I was a lawyer, and completely respect people who are in the profession, but…I don’t really like to argue, which I probably should have figured out *before* I went to law school.

    Nadine is sharing a story with us at Writers Theatre Saturday, April 27.

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  • Meg Benson @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Meg Benson to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Meg here and get your tickets!

    Meg moved to Chicago more than 40 years ago from Grand Rapids Michigan. She works in the heart of the Loop, riding in from the suburbs on Metra, but one of these days she’ll move back into the city. She's married a nice boy from Rogers Park. They have three grown daughters and our terrier Trevor.

    What's your current profession?
    I didn’t become a nun or a librarian. I became a legal aid attorney. I love my job because I get to vanquish bullies.  My clients are poor and a mess but they get my help for free. It’s a great feeling to beat up (in court) some lowlife who thinks it’s ok to cheat an immigrant, a single mom, or a mentally ill person. I feel like a superhero. 

    Meg is sharing a story with us at Writers Theatre Saturday, April 27.

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  • Jennie Ellman @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Jennie Ellman to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Jennie here and get your tickets!

    Jennie Ellman's new life goal is to be on a podcast.  She enjoys going to concerts, bar trivia, and baking pies.  Jennie has told stories for You're Being Ridiculous, Matter Dance, Write Club, Story Club, and others. She does not have any published works and that is currently not one of her goals but that could always change.

    What is your current profession?
    My current profession is freelancer for some music marketing projects.  I just started this world less than a month ago and navigating this project-based lifestyle but so far I'm loving it an always looking for advice.

    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
    I would love to be a museum curator and create stories through artifacts and history.  I have no background in this but maybe one day. 

    What profession would you NOT like to do?
    I have actually pictured James Lipton asking me this so I have a prepared answer.  I would not like to ever be a mattress salesperson.  I feel like the retail stores are bland and lonely for most of the time. And when you do have people coming in, they usually  are not enjoying the process of buying a bed and you have to listen to couples complain about how they sleep together and bickering about what would make them both happy when one has sleep apnea and the other has a restless leg syndrome and a bad hip.  I don't need to be a part of that.  

    Jennie is sharing a story with us at Writers Theatre Saturday, April 27.

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  • Leora Hatchwell @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Leora Hatchwell to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Leora here and get your tickets!

    Leora Hatchwell was born in Israel.  Her middle name is Cookie because she was as brown as an oatmeal cookie when she was born.  That she was a girl was a great disappointment to her great-grandfather and her father.  But she thinks she’s turned out pretty well in spite of them.

    what is your current profession?
    Leora Cookie Hatchwell was a food scientist for 25 years, and then a teacher. As a flavor expert, she can tell you what flavor gum you are chewing when you're in the back seat of her car – and, kids, it better not be wintergreen or watermelon!

    what profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    She has been trying to retire for 20 years and finally might just do it this year. If she succeeds, you’ll find her traveling the country with her husband visiting every tourist trap with the words “World’s Largest” on their billboard. 

    what profession would you NOT like to do?
    At one point, Leora dreamed of studying at the Cordon Bleu and owning a small restaurant on a bike trail in Wisconsin, but she got diverted into science. Now, she thinks that she might have made a great life coach. Her nose is far too sensitive to ever be involved in anything relating to garbage or anything smelly.

  • Dennis Frymire @ Writers Theatre!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to present our FUTURE-thmed new show at Writers Theatre on SATURDAY, April 27! AND ... we're delighted to welcome Dennis Frymire to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Dennis here and get your tickets!

    Dennis is a husband, dad, massage therapist, real estate and performing artist, and he manages to juggle all of these things with the help of his time remnant. "Time Remnant" is a term you'd know if you were a huge time travel nerd like Dennis is, evidenced by his two podcasts, "Fate's Wide Wheel", where he and his co-host geeks out about the cult classic TV show, "Quantum Leap", and "Dad to the Future", where he talks about fatherhood through the lens of time travel storytelling.

    what is your current profession?
    Massage therapist and real estate agent. That seems like an odd mix, but in my last two years as an agent (I've been a massage therapist for close to a decade), I've met a lot of real estate agents / ...yoga instructors, pilates instructors, and so on. The most difficult part juggling the two is wardrobe changes on days that I'm doing both.

    what profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Optometry. Every time I go in for my eye exam, I think how it seems like a pretty chill job. And I've never dreaded going to the eye doctor like I do the dentist. Or my proctologist. Yeah, I'm turning 40, so that's about to be a thing.

    what profession would you NOT like to do? 
    Proctologist.

  • Dame Grant @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Dame Grant to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Dame here and get your tickets!

    Dame Grant is a Chicago based comedian with small town roots. He started comedy at a young age and still does it at a middle age. At one point he moved to Wisconsin and became a man. He relocated to Chicago in 2015 and is in love with the city.  

    What are your wishes for 2019??
        a) End homelessness,
        b) Import a Kangaroos to Nevada,
        c) Say "Test drive a Tesla" 3 times fast

    Dame is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Sunday, February 3.

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  • JH Palmer @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome JH Palmer to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about JH here and get your tickets!

    JH Palmer is a writer, performer, and everybody's favorite aunt. Her superpowers include the ability to complain about plantar fasciitis, detail the joys and pitfalls of home ownership, and get into a situation where she needs your help jumping a graveyard fence all in the same twelve hour period. Her work has appeared in The Toast, Story Club Magazine, and is forthcoming in The Thread. According to that twinning thing, she's a 41.5% match for Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

    What are your wishes for 2019?

    1. My first wish for 2019 is for Chicago to elect a decent mayor;

    2. My second wish for 2019 is to see some amazing natural wonders - maybe Yellowstone or Joshua Tree, or I could just watch "Springsteen on Broadway" on Netflix as many times as possible.

    3. My third wish for 2019 is to witness fewer disgusting things on public transportation. In the past year I've seen a woman on the #82 Kimball-Homan bus sneeze a huge glob of snot onto her hand and then look around helplessly for someone to hand her a tissue; watched a man cover one nostril and shoot snot onto the sidewalk out of the other before boarding the #78 Montrose bus; and saw a man pull up his pants after taking a crap on the brown line tracks at Paulina... and then made eye contact with me.

  • Carly Oishi @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Carly Oishi to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Carly here and get your tickets!

    Carly Oishi is the co-founder of Miss Spoken and Solo in the 2nd City (RIP). During the day she's the director of financial capability services at nonprofit Ladder Up, an online grad student, and a C+ mom. You can read her musings at Oh Is She dot com.  

    What are your wishes for 2019??

    1) Financial Health
    As someone who literally gives free financial advice, I'm terrible with budgeting and savings.  This year I hope to put some money away and start thinking about making big purchases like a house (!) I know, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    2) Finding peace with my body
    I've spent far too long hating how I look and this year I want to come to peace with that. So my goal is no longer necessarily around a number on the scale or size of pants, but being comfortable and confident in my clothing. And yeah, that'll probably mean dropping losing weight, but I want to do it in baby steps, making small changes and not "dieting." Seriously, this list is THRILLING.

    3) Getting paid to write
    I've been putting content out there for free for far too long. I know my ability is not up to snuff for compensation yet, but I'm going to work at it this year. I plan to hone better pitches and put myself out there more. Tied in with the first wish, having some extra income is never a bad thing.

    Carly is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Sunday, February 3.

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  • Adithi Chandrashekar @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Adithi Chandrashekar to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Adithi here and get your tickets!

    Adithi Chandrashekar is an actor and writer based in Chicago. She last performed with YBR at our November 2018 show, themed "Huh." Adithi's solo performance piece Open Season, was written and produced as part of The Gift Theatre's inaugural 4802 residency, a lab which focuses on new work research and development. Her most recent appearances include Bull in a Shop at About Face Theatre, We're Gonna Be Okay at American Theater Company, Wit at The Hypocrites and NBC's Chicago Med. Adithi is a proud 2015 graduate of the School at Steppenwolf, and has trained at the Second City Training Center's writing program, iO Theater, Green Shirt Studios and the Acting Studio Chicago. She is represented by Stewart Talent Agency.

    What are your wishes for 2019??
    1. For my family and loved ones to find good health, much happiness and new and rewarding avenues for prosperity.
    2. To finish writing the three projects I've been working on for far too long as it is.
    3. To make a practice of prioritizing my own health, peace of mind and well-being.
    (4. To host a killer dance party.)

    Adithi is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Sunday, February 3.

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  • Kevin Gladish @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Kevin Gladish to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Kevin here and get your tickets!

    Kevin has been telling stories in the Chicago area for a while now, and still swears it all really happened. Really. He is thrilled to make his debut with You're Being Ridiculous. He has also performed at such venues as This Much is True, Story Club, Story Sessions, Do Not Submit, That's All She Wrote, and The Moth Grand Slam. He's acted in a bunch of plays too and writes a blog called A Story With No Beginning about his experience as a late discovery adoptee searching for and finding birth family. When he's not proofing medical journal articles by day, he's drinking too much coffee, eating burgers with friends at diners, and trying to write the very strange story of his life despite more than occasional writer's block. Helpful suggestions are welcome. Thanks to Jeremy & company for this opportunity and to the vibrant storytelling community in Chicago, which never ceases to amaze and inspire.

    What are your wishes for 2019??

    The serious one first: I wish that every state would start to change their laws to allow adult adoptees access to their own birth and medical records. We still have a ways to go.

    Second, I wish we can all spread a lot more love and a lot less hate. You know what I'm talking about. I won't say his name.

    Finally, I wish people would stop using so many acronyms and just spell out their favorite TV shows. I'm old and unhip and have no idea what you're talking about. P.S. Get off my lawn. 

    Kevin is sharing a story with us at Steppenwolf Sunday, February 3.

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  • Laurel Ross @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Laurel Ross to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Laurel here and get your tickets!

    Laurel Ross graduated from high school in 1965 which means she is quite a bit older than she looks. She credits almost 50 years of a vegetarian diet for her clear mind and clear skin.  As an ordained Zen Buddhist priest she is available to perform weddings and funerals, but not bar mitzvahs.

     What are your wishes for 2019?

    1- I hope that neither of my two cats will need teeth cleaning.  It is very expensive and they punish me for months afterwards.  Like people, cats do not consider doctors as allies, but as enemies.

    2- I hope that someone is elected to be Chicago’s next mayor who actually cares about the people, the parks and the culture of our great city. It has been a long, long time since Harold Washington stood up for righteous city government.

    3- I hope that everyone follows through on their New Year’s resolutions because the world will be a better (and slenderer) place. 

  • Lupe Nuñez @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Lupe Nuñez to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Lupe here and get your tickets!

    Lupe is a proud husband and father, first generation Mexican-Chicagoan who makes video games by day and tells stories by night. Born and raised in Chicago, he's spent the last few years bringing his style of storytelling to many shows and venues all across the city and suburbs. Lupe is a lifelong hip hop head, former emcee, and avid record collector which influences and inspires a lot of his writing and storytelling. Lupe is also inspired by his role as a #22q (Google it) and Homeschool Dad. As life's responsibilities and obligations grew over the years, Lupe felt a lot of the creative outlets were slipping away. He's turned to storytelling to fill the void, fell in love w/ making a connection and sharing special moments w/ an audience, and never looked back. He looks forwards to growing and cultivating his storytelling as a craft and taking it to other levels and mediums.  

    What are your wishes for 2019?

    * A healthy, financially improved, loving, happy 2019 for my family and I. We're making some strides in positive directions, I hope we can stay on track and make the most of our goals and plans.

    * I wish and hope that real music that takes on the world and society head-on will emerge again. We need it, the kids need it.

    * A taco wish: that all of the carne asada is flame-grilled and all of the al pastor is spit-roasted.

  • Eva Friedman @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Eva Friedman to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Eva here and get your tickets!

    Eva Friedman is a Chicago-based playwright, director, actor, educator, occasional poet, bibliophile, and waffle enthusiast. She has directed four of her own plays with Silver Masque Theatre Company in Boston, MA, as well as assistant directing productions with Lyric Stage Company of Boston. She will be making her professional debut as a playwright and director at the 2019 Rhinoceros Theatre Festival with her latest play, Perennials. This world premiere is also the debut production for The Tiniest Theatre Collective, of which she is one of the two founding ensemble members (hence the title). Favorite acting credits include Ripe Frenzy (Hadley/Bethany), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Jean), Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily). Eva is also a teaching artist with Lifeline Theatre, a proud Northeastern University alumna, and a member of the National New Play Network. Much love to Mom & Dad. evafriedman.com.

    What are your wishes for 2019??

    Wish #1. To wake up one morning with Pocahontas's hair, Cinderella's household help, and Belle's library (minus the colonialism, child abuse, and Stockholm syndrome. Ideally).

    Wish #2. To rid the world of people who leave shows during the curtain call. Really? You really have to step on the toes of all the good, decent people in your row to get to your car before everyone else? Does beating the minimal parking garage traffic really matter more to you than taking two minutes to show your appreciation for the artists who have been baring their soul to you for the last hour and a half? Are you really more important than everyone else here, you selfish sack of human excrement?

    Wish #3. No more crushes on fictional characters. My poor little heart can't take another Robby from Atonement situation. From now on, only real men and women who were wrongly imprisoned and died tragically on the beaches of Normandy for me (if you're mad about spoilers, sorry not sorry, the book came out eighteen years ago, you had your chance)!