DD: Oreo Ice Cream from Sebastian Joe’s in Minneapolis. I actually don’t eat ice cream much in New York but when I go back home, I’m at Joe’s within 24 hours. It looks like this and GOD I WANT IT NOW!
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
DD: My dad lived in Vienna for a few years and I visited him twice for Christmas. Christmas in Vienna is about as picture book perfect as it gets. The festive lights against all the gothic architecture is gorgeous, and the ubiquitous mulled wine stands make the frigid cold crazy romantic. I also went to a screening of The Third Man while I was there - which I guess in Vienna is always playing at a theater somewhere – and afterwards went on a mini-tour of the movie’s locations – including the famous shadowy doorway Orson Welles emerges from in the film. That was cool.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
DD: I could paraphrase the cuckoo clock line from The Third Man, but honestly the movie I can quote the most from is “Sneakers”, which I’ve seen a million and eight times. “My voice is my passport. Verify. Me?” Those who know, know.
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
DD: Roosevelt, because one of the first books I remember reading was a children's bio about her and FDR. Davis is a major badass though. I honestly had to google Sirleaf and I feel terrible about it.
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
DD: Broken BUT VOTE YOU IDIOTS.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
DD: Become an actor. Then a writer.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
DD: Carrot Balls. I had a baby carrot that was deformed into a perfect cheese ball circle about twelve years ago, and I’ve been chasing that dragon ever since.
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
DD: Tiny bigfooted regulators.
KLC: Wild card question! If you could name someone famous—living or dead—as your emergency contact, who would it be?
DD: Michael Clayton.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
DD: The only bone I’ve ever broken is my thumb, which I somehow broke by sitting on it when I was seven during a rousing game of Outburst. There was a dinner party happening downstairs that was abruptly ended as I was rushed to the hospital because I SAT ON MY THUMB AND I BROKE IT, OKAY?
Dylan Dawson’s plays include Movie Geek, Cinemediocracy, Tall: A Tale and Humperdinck in a Small Town. He’s an alumnus of the Ars Nova Play Group and EST’s Youngblood as well as a founding member of Naked Angels’ podcast Naked Radio. As an actor, Dylan most recently appeared in Chiara Atik’s Five Times in One Night at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He is also one of the three minds behind Portal Party, whose strange and funny web shorts can be enjoyed here.