Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Marissa Lessman

We asked EL Stories XI cast member Marissa Lessman to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join her 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?
Tumor.
2. What is your least favorite word?
Churn! Ew!
3. What turns you on?
Beards, pasta, and you. 4. What turns you off?
Large birds, cucumbers, war movies 5. What sound or noise do you love?
Applause, laughter 6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Churning, barking 7. What is your favorite curse word?
Shithead. 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Journalism--funny articles for like Marie Claire. 9. What profession would you not like to do?
Plumber, commercial fisherman 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Sorry about the mix up!"

MARISSA LESSMAN is an actress and a sketch comedian! Yeah! She has worked with The Second City in Hollywood and Chicago, pH Comedy Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Stage 773, ImprovOlympic, and The Groundlings among others. She was recently a cast member and a staff writer for two year-long running sketch shows at The Second City in Los Angeles. Come see her at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival in June! She holds a B.F.A. in acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. She wears cable-knit and eats too much cheese. She would like to thank the Waltzing Mechanics for thinking she was silly! Who wants to buy this girl a nice cocktail?