Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Charlie Wein

We asked EL Stories X cast member Charlie Wein to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him 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? I'm trying to bring back Keen and Swell.
2. What is your least favorite word? Necessary.
3. What turns you on?
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
The various sounds my Playstation 3 makes.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
The sucking sound people make when they are trying to clean their teeth.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
In another life, I'm a private eye / concert violinist.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
I could never be a responsible pimp.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Welcome, to the city of atlantis!"


CHARLIE WEIN recently moved to Chicago after completing his B.A. in acting at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Previous stage credits include Ste in Beautiful Thing (Pride Films & Plays), Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank, Randy Anderson in The Outsiders, Lonnie in A Dead Man's Apartment, Wendel P. Bloyd in Spoon River, and Dante in the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Color Remarks (for which he won an award for best supporting actor). Film credits include Warrior, All in a Nights Work, and The Dark Knight Rises.