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 Ashley Ray to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Ashley here and get your tickets!
Ashley Ray is a Chicago comic, storyteller and writer. Her work explores the intersection between race, gender, sexuality, pop culture and sometimes astrology if she's feeling weird. The Chicago Reader voted her the 2nd best Chicagoan to follow on Twitter, but that's only because she's funnier in real life.
What do you love, what can you not live without?
I could never live without attention. Honestly. I am thoroughly and constantly motivated by a need for attention more so than a need for love, affection, or sustenance. If people are paying attention to what I'm writing, saying or performing, maybe they'll relate to it. Maybe they'll be inspired by it. Maybe it means my weird, isolated life isn't so weird and isolated and we're all just out here doing our best and being incredibly embarrassing.