Waltzing Mechanics

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Riding with Watson Swift

We asked EL Stories XII cast member Watson Swift to take the famous Pivot questionnaire.  Join him aboard our train every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through November 23rd.  Tickets at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/el-stories

1. What is your favorite word?
“Piffle.” Defined as nonsense. A word I want to bring back into the mainstream because it’s fun to say.
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on?
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
The pitter-patter of rain on a window.
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Popping bubble wrap.
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Social anthropology.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Factory line work.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Any suggestions?"


WATSON SWIFT has appeared in The Long Walk for Water (City Lit Theatre), The Piano Lesson (Drama Group), To Kill a Mockingbird (Artcraft Theatre), I See Monkeys (Second City Chicago) and Three Rings of Comedy (The Second City Conservatory). Watson is a graduate of both The Second City Chicago Improv Conservatory and Acting and Annoyance Theatre Programs. The Chicago Theatre Review (7/4/13) called his performance "gripping" in The Long Walk for Water.