- It's my something. I go to a community college, work at an office, and struggle to get by like anybody else. But this is my thing right now to work for and show my friends, family, and anybody willing to watch and I'm proud just to show myself.
2. How long have you been a member of the Paradoja family?
- "Moments in the Mayhem" will be my first show so I'm only a couple rehearsals in, but I have a strong feeling of what's coming.
3. What sets Paradoja Studios apart from other groups?
- You will never see a zanier and fowler, but more sincere group of people doing what they love than you will see in Paradoja.
4. What does it feel like to be apart of this group? Have you experienced anything like this before?
- Not even close. Before this I'd only done theater in middle/high school but there was never this level of spirit collectively put into one outlet.
5. What have you learned from Paradoja so far?
- There is not a single part of you that you shouldn't put out there. Doesn't matter if it's the raunchiest, darkest, or sappiest thing you have. For your sake and possibly someone else's, it's gotta be out there.
6. What is the rehearsal/meeting process like?
- We get together at one of our houses and get right into it, breaking off into different groups to focus on specific scenes and ideas. You're only working with a few people at a time so it's very personal, but constructive and the environment is so comfortable. At some point we usually enjoy a couple pies of pizza. Ohhhh, the pizza. At the end, we show everybody what we worked on and everything comes together.
7. How did you get started with Paradoja?
- The ever-wonderful Marco Amato offered me an audition with the (also) ever-wonderful Mike Pagano and it worked out well enough for me to join. P.S. There was pizza there too.
8. Are you a member of the cast or crew?
- Cast which is still somewhat unfamiliar to me, but this is the best way to get used to it. I'll definitely be bringing some of my past crew experience to the stage as well.
9. What are you looking to get out of the Paradoja experience?
- There's this thing I think often to convince myself to trust my gut and it's to do something not just for experience, but because it's of the world and if I'm given the chance to have that, to take it or be a certain somewhere. The thing with Paradoja is that it is it's own world, so I'm taking in something entirely different and I just hope to take in as much as I can and be in so many places because of it.
10. What do you think of Mike Pagano? What have you learned from him personally and professionally?
- Before I worked with him, I only saw Mike Pagano perform and outside a couple small talks, that was it. I didn't know who exactly I was watching and who's mind I was trying to figure out and I still don't. But I do know, because of him, that everything you are channeled through what you love to do is the greatest thing you can give to yourself and the world.