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 Rob Lindley to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about him here and get your tickets!
Rob Lindley – Rob has been seen on stage at Victory Gardens Theatre (Fun Home) About Face Theatre (The Tempermentals), Northlight (Funnyman), Goodman (Candide), Asolo Rep (My Fair Lady), Court Theatre (Carousel, James Joyce’s The Dead, Caroline or Change, Secret Garden, and Angels and America: Part 1 & 2), Writers’ Theatre (Bach at Leipzig, and Oh Coward! – which won Rob a Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Revue. Rob directed the Off-Broadway and National Tours of 50 Shades: The Musical! and many productions for Porchlight Music Theatre including Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Far From Heaven, and How to Succeed in Business… Rob also directs many star-studded gala concerts for many organizations including the annual Chicago Sings! concerts for Porchlight and the Flory concert for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Rob’s vocal trio Foiled Again has two recordings available on iTunes and other online outlets, “Foiled Again: Live” and “Blanket of Winter” Rob was a long time member of Chicago Musical improv group “Baby Wants Candy” and taught musical improv for many years at The Second City. Be on the look out for Rob’s two-person musical improv cabaret group “Chico’s Tops” - they used to be the hit of off-off Broadway, now they manage the Hinsdale Chico’s outlet.
What's your favorite thing, what can you not live without?
This is a tough one. I love anything that makes my studio apartment smell better. So right now I’m gonna say I can’t live without my oil diffuser. Or my scented candles. Or the little incense burner I got for Christmas that looks like a house - and smells like a fire place.