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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Ben Strothmann

I am so honored to be celebrating my 2nd Anniversary here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” It has been very exciting to have the continued opportunity to bring my love of entertainment and interviewing to so many people. I’m very humbled by the growth of “Adaumbelle’s Quest” in this second year and hope that this expansion continues.

I may be the face of this site, but “Adaumbelle’s Quest” would not be without each and everyone of you:

Every performer and artist I have had the opportunity to interview. The fact that you took time out of your lives to answer my questions is truly a dream come true for me.

Every press agent who has taken the time to help me get so many of my participants. I would not have been able to interview them without your assistance!

Each and every person who takes the time to read “Adaumbelle’s Quest,” whether it’s on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a whenever I can basis. I’m thrilled to have your support and the reality that I have fans is another dream come true for me.

My many friends who provide me with guidance and support, allow me to talk their ear off about ideas, always there to answer my infinite amount of computer questions, and those who help me with my logos, business cards, and buttons. How would I manage this all on my own? I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

ITBA for your support and giving me a place to meet other theater bloggers.

My family for their constant love and support.

    Photo by Ben Strothmann

So once again, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, support, and love you give to me and this site. I’m amazed by these two years, not only of the growth of this site, but how this site has affected my personal growth. I’m so fortunate to have it and I don’t take anyone who has ever had an interaction with this site for granted. Thank you for sticking by me and I hope you all continue to do so!

    1. How do you decide who you want to interview? Initially it was artists and performers I have been a long time fan of, but it quickly became an outlet to also promote new talent I’m introduced to.

    2. Who has been your best and worst interview? You’ll have to wait for the book on this one! (hahahaha)…Seriously though, I just feel fortunate I’ve gotten to interview everyone I have because it’s been a dream of mine to be part of the entertainment community and I finally feel like I’m starting to move in.

    3. What are some of the most popular answers? That’s really tough because everyone is so individualized in their answers, but if I had to choose, many people answer Meryl Streep when I ask “Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to?”

    It’s pretty divided between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts or they don’t like corporate coffee places when I ask “Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?” It’s also pretty divided between “Superman” or “Wonder Woman,” though every now and then someone gets upset I only give choices for DC Comics. The reasoning behind that is growing up I wasn’t a big comic book fan, so when I watched superhero cartoons on TV, I didn’t know one was DC and one was Marvel. To me it was just a superhero. Plus, when I was thinking of these questions, I thought if two superheros were to have it out, it would be “Superman” and “Wonder Woman.”

    For “Boxers or Briefs”…most people answer boxer briefs, but briefs do seem to win out more over boxes, unless they go commando.

    4. Favorite place to write? My apartment and sometimes on vacation, but anywhere that can just allow me to be with my thoughts and little distraction.

    5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “The impossible is something that hasn’t been tried”–Ernst Bulova. “You can’t get a yes without asking the question.”–Bob Trautman.

    6. What’s your proudest moment? The moment I realized I am finally living the life I always dreamed for myself, just in a completely different way than I imagined.

    7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Sleeping in, going to the gym, catching up on TV shows, hanging with friends, taking a nap, going for a walk, or drinking a vanilla chai tea latte.

    8. Favorite skin care product? Origins…Perfect World Toner, Perfect World for Eyes, Matte Scientist (which they recently discontinued…please bring it back!), Never A Dull Moment, Skin Diver, Checks and Balances, and Firefighter. I also used to love Susan Lucci’s hair care products and her Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion.

    9. Favorite TV Show? I’m sure there are many more, but this is what I could remember. Now: “90210,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Cougar Town,” “Mike and Molly,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope.” Then: “The Golden Girls,” “Family Ties,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Saved By The Bell,” “California Dreams,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Donna Reed,” “Bewitched,” “Punky Brewster,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Silver Spoons,” “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “GI Joe,” “Superfriends,” “Wonder Woman,” “Ellen” (TV sitcom), “The Class,” “Gobots,” “Jem and the Holograms,” “Bette,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “It’s All Relative,” “Strong Medicine,” “Any Day Now,” and “The Practice.”

    10. Favorite Comedian? Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Liebman, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Kirson, Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler, and Julie Halston.


    11. Favorite kind of sundae? Cookies & Cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

    12. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smooth, so it spreads perfectly when I make my yummy peanut butter and cheese sandwiches!

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Photo by Laura Marie Duncan

The Musaic Concert Series with performances by Christopher Job and Caroline Selia performing the words of fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant David Caudle and the music of Kristin Hevner and Daniel Wyatt and directed by Margaret Lebron will be making a guest appearance at XOXmas: An Electronica Opera as part of MOVE December Concert Series on Friday, December 10 at 7pm at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street). The concert will be featuring various young companies that will bring together the best of theatre, dance, rock n’ roll, jazz, and opera and will be benefiting the Rural School Project of Cambodia which seeks to supplement government curriculum by providing students with additional resources and learning opportunities to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

Admission is only a 2 drink minimum + whatever you can donate.

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Be sure to catch rising playwright and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant David Caudle’s new play “The Sunken Living Room.” It will be part of the 2010 HOWL! Arts Festival, playing September 14, 25, 26 all at 8pm at Theatre 80 (80 Saint Marks Place, between 1st and 2nd Avenue).

According to press notes, “The Sunken Living Room” takes place in Suburban Miami in 1978. A bookish teen tries to keep his family’s showpiece living room in order while his volatile brother and his brother’s pothead girlfriend teach him how messy life can get.”

Directed by Enrico Maria Lamanna

Starring: Macleod Andrews, Karen Giordano, Brian Miskell, and Laura Ramadei

So come on down, take a seat, and relax inside “The Sunken Living Room.”

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David Caudle is a playwright on the rise…as a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, he has developed several plays including “Likeness,” “Leg Man,” “South Beach Rapture,” “Damsel,” and “The Common Swallow.” Many of his shows are set in his hometown of Miami or premiere there. “In Development” and “Likeness” both premiered at New Theatre in Miami in October ’09 and September ’07 respectively. “The Sunken Living Room,” now published by Samuel French, also premiered at New Theatre as a co-production with Southern Rep in April ’06, followed by an acclaimed New Orleans production at Souther Rep in January ’07. David’s one-act, “Feet of Clay,” is also published in Samuel French’s 29th Edition of Festival Plays and was turned into a short film directed by “True Blood’s” Carrie Preston. David most recently wrote the screen adaption of “Major Conflict: One Gay Man’s Life in the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Military” by US Army Major Jeffrey McGowan. Currently, David’s play “South Beach Rapture” can be seen in the NYC Fringe Festival. Showtimes are Sat. 8/21 at 11pm, Sun. 8/22 at 4:15pm, Mon. 8/23 at 3:45pm, Wed. 8/25 at 7:45pm. Next up for David will be a run of his show “The Sunken Living Room” in the HOWL! Festival at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place in NYC) on September 14, 25, 26 at 8pm. This will be a benefit for a health and emergency fund for “Lower East Side Artists,” administered through the Actor’s Fund. For much more on David and his plays, be sure to visit: http://www.davidcaudle.org/

1. Who inspired you to become a playwright? I would have to say Tennessee Williams. He was a poet to the core, and his heart just pours from the mouths of his characters. I also relate to him in that I have southern roots and have been told I create complex female characters.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? I would love to work with Sam Shepard. I have a role he would be incredible for, in a play called In Development. Call me, Sam.

3. Who do you consider to be your hero? Primary Stages is my hero right now. They’ve been so supportive of my work, in the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. That’s where I developed my current FringeNYC play, SOUTH BEACH RAPTURE. Primary’s associate artistic director Michelle Bossy, who runs the writers group, is directing the play. It’s been a really great process, and the group has been a big help to me, in developing work, meeting other great writers, and feeling like I have a foothold somewhere in this big town.

4. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Erik Satie to give my dreams a nice soundtrack, and Salvador Dali for the visuals.

5. What’s your proudest moment? My proudest moment so far was my seventh anniversary in June. My partner Mako and I make a great team. We’ve both grown so much personally and professionally with the support of the other. Our plants and our cat are still alive, too.

6. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Whenever I look at a page in a book, my eye automatically links the spaces between words to create vertical white line drawings. Is that a talent, or should I start wearing my reading glasses more regularly?

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? I hate the gym but I’m trying to get back. I live on the fifth floor so that helps. I bought a bike, rode it twice and sold it. I miss it, but reality set in.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs. Boxers don’t quite come to the party, you know? They’re there, but they really don’t make an effort.

9. Favorite website? Google, Research. What did we ever do before?

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman. She has her invisible plane. I imagine Superman must get bugs in his teeth.


11. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter Retreat. I grew up in Miami. Snow still fascinates me, especially in beautiful places. Last winter Mako and I went to the top of a volcano right near Obama, Japan, and it snowed. Gorgeous. Even in the city, I like snow, at least at the beginning of Winter. Then I start feeling like New York should just be seventy degrees because what’s the point of all those dirty piles on the corners?

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Listen. I tend to blabber on sometimes, and you don’t learn anything that way.

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