You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick off 2018 as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series - Steppenwolf's performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Maegan Gwaltney to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about her here and get your tickets!
Maegan is a recovering Theatre student, with the loan debt to prove it. After college she moved to L.A. In hopes of becoming an Actress Slash Writer but spent most of her time selling vitamins to the Rich and Angry and helping aging B celebrities pick out body care products. She's now back in the Midwest, close to family and focusing on her first love, writing.
What is your favorite thing, what can you not live without?
I don't know if it is my favorite thing because I know it's not good for me, so we have a complicated relationship but I cannot live without caffeine. I've always been part cat, prone to fall asleep at any given moment. I could do a shot of espresso and nod off five minutes later, mid sentence. About four years ago I had a nasty break up with my thyroid so not only am I a special needs eater now but I'm definitely the girl who always has a caffeinated beverage in her hand. Coffee With coconut milk? Sure! Stevia sweetened, hippie energy drink? Hell, yeah! Yerba Mate from a Gourd? Make mine a double! If they made a doll of me it would be called Sleepy, Special Needs Eater Barbie and come with a calico cat, a bag of gluten free cookies, and a thermos of Jolt. Wait, I need to look online and make sure I can have Jolt.