Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Katie Galan

We asked EL Stories XI cast member Katie Galan 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? Its a swear word (clusterfuck), but if thats a no-no, I'm also quite fond of the word "bananas" used as an expletive lately. (Examples, "holy bananas" or "jesus bananas")
2. What is your least favorite word?
Don't really have one, but I hear that the word "moist" is a popular choice.
3. What turns you on? When things work out like they're supposed to.
4. What turns you off? Ignorance, as far as human rights and basic common decency is concerned.
5. What sound or noise do you love?
Old school cash registers, when they go "Ka-Ching" and the old printers that go with them. Oh, and the sound of my baby nephew cooing when I'm on the phone with my sister. 6. What sound or noise do you hate? Random crashes in my apartment when I know the cats broke something AND/OR my doorbell ringing at an ungodly hour because someone, ironically enough, wants to talk to me about god.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Word: "clusterfuck"
Phrase: "Well, fuck me running with a stick!" 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professor of very specific literature. I could teach all day long about Harry Potter.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
If there was a job only cleaning out the drain catcher thingies out of sinks, I'd rather chew off my own arm than do that. 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
What I would like to hear: "Welcome. The eternal buffet is on the left."

What I might actually hear: *laughter* "You took a right when you should have taken a left at the fork. Dammit Peter, I keep telling him this isn't funny to anyone but him."


KATIE GALAN is a Chicago native and a veteran of both the ‘L’ and EL Stories. She has previously appeared with Waltzing Mechanics in EL Stories: Brown Line and the 2012 edition of EL Stories: Holiday Train. When not on stage, Katie is busy creating and collecting her own EL Stories on the Brown Line.