Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Cody Davis

We asked EL Stories XI cast member Cody Davis to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through September 14th.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word?
Superfluous. I think it's because it just feels fun in your mouth. And it could arguably be attached to many unnecessary, goofy things I say and do on a daily basis.  Maybe that's it. But mostly, it's just fun to say.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Retard. It makes me cringe more than any racial slur.
3. What turns you on?
When my humor and a girl's humor resonate. Anytime I find myself making the same jokes as a girl or sharing a funny, impromptu moment. 4. What turns you off?
Finding out that a girl doesn't read for fun. Ever. 5. What sound or noise do you love?
A full-on, completely uninhibited laugh. The kind of chest-laugh that you know is making it hard to breathe but it's totally worth it. 6. What sound or noise do you hate?
"Yippie" dogs barking. So obnoxious. I love dogs but not these dogs. 7. What is your favorite curse word?
I find myself saying "Fucking-Damn it!" a lot. I don't know where that came from but it has been my stand by (often unconsciously) for a few years. 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
In a different universe, where I was actually good at science, I would like to be a Nurse. I think that position possess so much potential for making a difference in people's lives in a very powerful, personal way and at a time when they really need it. I have seen a lot of that with family members in the past. But, I'm terrible at science so, no go. 9. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything on an assembly line. I don't think I could handle the monotony. 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Nice job, man."

CODY DAVIS is a Colorado native and a new arrival to Chicago, and he is incredibly excited to be making his Waltzing Mechanics debut with EL Stories. Cody’s Chicago credits include the roles of ensemble in Shadow Town (Herstory Theater), the Smuggler and Sam in The Masterworks: The Van Gogh Plays (Commedia Beauregard), ensemble member in Lunatique (Redmoon Theater), and multiple characters in Love to the Third (Theater on the Spot). Additional regional credits include Jack Favell in Rebecca (Spark Theater), Rick in Death by Hairbrush (Athena Project), Drake, F.D.R. and Bert Healy in Annie (Afterthought Theater), Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Musical Director for Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! (SC Theater Festival), Troupe Member in 9 Lives Improv, Pit Conductor for Children of Eden (Southwestern College) as well as his Off-Broadway debut in Out of Oz (S. Rue and Friends, NYC).  Cody is a graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he earned a B.A. in theater performance as well as a B.M.E. in music education.