Waltzing Mechanics

Chicago's Home for Documentary Theatre

Riding with Bryan Campbell

We asked fellow Mechanic and EL Stories XIV director Bryan Campbell to take the famous Pivot questionnaire. Ride the train he built every Saturday night at 11 p.m. through March 29th.  Tickets at http://greenhousetheater.org/portfolio/el-stories/

1. What is your favorite word?
Oh so many. Rumpus is a fun word.
2. What is your least favorite word?
No. I hate hearing it, and I’m not a huge fan of saying it either.
3. What turns you on?
Blueberry Muffins and Pencil Skirts
4. What turns you off?
Cable news
5. What sound or noise do you love?
The opening thirty seconds of Kenny Loggins’ "Footloose"
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
Constant, loud drilling
7. What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.  Also: Dipshit
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Rock Star, Professional Athlete, Secret Agent…. I don’t have reasonable goals.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Any profession that demands more of people for less than they deserve.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Ah, Mr. Campbell, right on time I see.  I trust you had a safe and enjoyable trip."


BRYAN CAMPBELL has been a company member with the Waltzing Mechanics since their original "Red Line" edition of EL Stories and is thrilled to be making his directorial debut with the fourteenth edition. Bryan appeared onstage for the Waltzing Mechanics' first primetime show, Over My Dead Body, and he is one of the creative leads for the upcoming Waltzing Mechanics project, Uptown. He holds a degree in acting from Ball State University. Bryan would like to thank his fellow company members for their continuing contributions to the ongoing EL Stories series, as well as his all-star cast for all of their dedication and hard work.  He also thanks his family and friends for their continued support, and Amy for her many words of wisdom.  Finally, he would like to thank you, the audience member, for your continued support of the arts.