This is the second post in a series introducing you to the artists of Analog, our newest Prime Time production. Analog opens March 4th, with previews on March 1st and March 2nd. (It’s ok to go buy your tickets right this minute. We’ll wait.)
Ok you’re back. Cool. So we asked the creative team of Analog ten questions as a way to introduce them, and give you a little insight into what has inspired and challenged them during the Analog process. Last week you met Tim Reid.
This week we talk with Analog writer/performer Lizi Breit, a puppeteer, designer, printmaker and comic artist living in Chicago.
1. Quick! First five words that come to mind when you think of Analog:
notebooks desks chicken hat death
2. What people / experiences / artists inspired you the most in writing for the show?
I wrote about my dad, my grandfather, my landlord, my radiators, some students I was teaching. A lot of the writing has been abstract, responding to other pieces for the show. It’s all pretty blurred together right now.
3. What has been the most exciting or stimulating part of the Analog creative process?
Because the scope of the show is so large and fluid, we have a huge variety of material. Figuring out how so many individual accounts of pretty much everything can intersect in an effective way is an exciting challenge.
4. What has been the most challenging part of the Analog creative process?
Eating our way through fifteen pounds of pistachios.
5. Do you believe in fate?
When something really bizarre and seemingly meaningful happens, sometimes I do.
6. What kinds of artistic experiences do you tend to enjoy the most?
New ones. Anything that requires me to figure out a new way of working is generally pretty fruitful and exciting.
7. What turns you off big time?
um… planned obsolescence.
8. What are you listening to right now? Reading? Watching? Eating? Drinking?
I just ate an avocado and watched a really sweet video called “the Scared is scared.” Check it out, on the internet.
9. Are you a righty or a lefty?
Righty. Is this a trick question?
10. Tell me something about yourself that would surprise me:
I’ve never been to Oak Park! That usually seems to surprise people. I hear they have great cheese there.