EC: Put enough hot fudge on anything and I'll eat it.
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
EC: The California Redwoods. It's like visiting aliens that landed when Jesus was just getting started. Aliens that are 36 stories tall and have a whole other ecosystem going on in their head that is unrelated to what we're doing at their feet.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
EC: "Evil Dead 2". "Grooovy."
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
EC: I'm going with Sirleaf because she hasn't had enough books written about her yet.
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
EC: my favorite full-contact sport.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
EC: Putting on a horrible fake mustache and feigning a speech impediment as Hortensio in a production of "Taming of the Shrew" seemed to win the heart of the woman I had a crush on at the time.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
EC: Hover-chair, baby.
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
EC: There are a lot of moments when I think I'm kind of stumbling my way through this fatherhood thing. One of the few times I felt like I really got it right: calmly carrying my 9-year-old daughter to the emergency room as her knee gushed blood.
Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado. His play “The Velocity of Autumn” premiered on Broadway in 2014, starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, directed by Molly Smith. Other scripts include “Bright Ideas”, “Fairfield”, “My Barking Dog”, “A Girl’s Guide to Coffee”, and “The Giver” and have been produced Off-Broadway, in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arena Stage, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, South Coast Repertory, Asolo Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Coterie Theatrel, Stages Repertory, Geva Theatre, and The Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Awards include the AATE Distinguished Play Award for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants. www.ericcoble.com
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