Daria Polatin’s Questions, Emily Chadick Weiss’ Answers:
Where did you grow up?
I grew up and presently live in Brooklyn Heights. But I can proudly say I don't live with my parents. Even though I do live four blocks away.
What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. I think it's a holiday that really unites Americans in their love for over-eating. My Aunt also makes incredible yams.
Why do you like to write?
I think it's important to document ideas, both ideas about true events and ideas from the imagination. I also like the way writing exercises my brain.
If you had to read one play ten times, what would it be?
A Midsummer's Night's Dream. There's so much going on, but it all makes sense in a very fantastical, erotic, and comical way.
Have you ever written a haiku?
It's the only kind of poem I write. Here is one:
Edwin Dewind Has
Dawned in the Dew Found Himself
Rewound and Dewinged
How did you hear about Youngblood?
Sam Forman, one of my favorite playwrights and a member of the group, is a family friend and told me about Youngblood. I'm going to buy him a drink to thank him.