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Riding with Katie Mazzini

We asked EL Stories X cast member Katie Mazzini to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join her aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through June 22nd.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word? "Vagabond" and "Citadel".
2. What is your least favorite word? Goober. Ew.
3. What turns you on?
Shakespeare.
4. What turns you off?
People/plants/animals that think they know everything. If you aren't open to being surprised in life.... you're boring.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of horses eating or running. Also, the noise that pointe shoes make in a ballet.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of babies crying does not wake any maternal instinct in me. It just makes me want to kill myself.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
It's a tie between fuck and shit.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I'd love to be a travel journalist or have Anthony Bourdain's job. Go around the world and experience cultures and people that are different from us. Acting is like the cheap way of doing this I guess...
9. What profession would you not like to do?
I'd never want to be a doctor.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Remember that time they did a really shitty job making all of the Harry Potter books into movies? Now you get to re-make them the way you want, and you can play any character that fits your fancy. Welcome to Heaven!"


KATIE MAZZINI hails from Carmel, Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University in 2012 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Since moving to Chicago, she’s appeared on stage in Three Sisters at Steppenwolf and Singin’ in the Rain at Drury Lane Oakbrook. She is very excited to be joining the cast of EL Stories this spring! Thanks to all my family and friends for their endless support!