I’m not a journalist by any stretch of the imagination, but after getting my profile in the Times last week I decided there are plenty of other Jobsiteers that deserve a little love as well.
Meet Kari, she’s the first of our weekly profiles. I first met Kari in 1995 as I started my MFA at UF while she was in pursuit of her BFA. Life after Gainesville took her to LA, where she was a member of the esteemed Second City company there. Kari’s ultimate dream of becoming a flying squirrel may not have yet come to fruition, but boy howdy are we glad she’s one of us.
Position: Artistic Associate/Smallest Member of Ensemble/Flying Squirrel
Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Residence: Seminole Heights
First Jobsite appearance: Claire, Bloody Poetry
Favorite Jobsite project: Director, The March of the Kitefliers
Upcoming Project: Co-director/writer, Grimm’s Faery Tales
Dependents: Two incredibly well adjusted mutts and a rather angry cat
Top 3 books: Awakening by Kate Chopin, Lamb by Christopher Moore, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Top 3 movies: The Princess Bride, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Aristocrats
Top 3 bands: U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Shins
What made you dedicate yourself to Jobsite? The company’s real commitment to creating art for everyone. The least pretentious group of theater dorks you’d ever want to get really drunk with…
Favorite quote: Live each day as if it were your last – someday you’ll be right
Favorite local joints: Front Porch, New World Brewery, The HUB and Inkwood Books