CD: I have a gelato addiction, but I think I'd go sea salt caramel. Or coconut. Or blood orange. Ok..it's a problem.
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
CD: I don't know if it was the coolest, but after high school ended (I grew up outside of DC), I drove up to Montreal with a few friends and we stayed at this tiny hostel. Our trip lined up with this international fire works festival and I remember watching the displays from the roof of Chez Jean, drinking beers, and thinking that this was what it was to be a grown up. If only.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
CD: A League of Their Own. "There's no crying. There's no crying in baseball." Words of wisdom--can be applied to many things.
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
CD: Too hard to choose! I think I'd got Roosevelt though.
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
CD: Terrifying? The first election I could vote in was Bush v. Gore and that pretty much set the tone.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
CD: I may have at some point in time uttered the phrase "hey baby you should be apple juice cuz you're so very fine." In my defense I was fifteen. But actually that's not really defensible.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
CD: The otter-when-you-need-it. It's a device that could sense your mood and materialize adorable animals on command. Depressed? Here's a raccoon that wants to play texas hold 'em!
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
CD: I'll go elves. A girl can dream about fiscal reform.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
CD: I feel like "The Final Countdown" is always stuck in head. It's the default thing I hum. I have no idea why--it's not like I'm a Europe fan. But it pops up at unexpected moments. I guess that makes me a child of the 80s or means that I'm soon going to end up in an Oliver Sacks book.
Clare Drobot is a New York based playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include: : The Bakken Formations (Ars Nova’s ANT FEST 2014, Composer Fritz Myers), Inktrap (NY NATAS Reading Series, Rider New Play Festival), Subprime (developed at Luna Stage and Passage Theatre, finalist ESPA*Drills), Ways of Seeing (semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival), and the lyrics for In Appetizing Portions (co-written with Fritz Myers). Her short work has been seen in the Old Vic New Voices “Out of Character” Contest, Culture Project's "Women Center Stage," BlueBoxWorld’s Sticky Series at Bowery Poetry Club, 8 Minute Musicals at NYMF, New York Madness, and in the New Jersey One Minute Play Festival. She co- wrote/created the web series In the Wood (NoMAA Grantee) and is a published poet. On the dramaturg side she is the current Resident Dramaturg at Premiere Stages at Kean University, ran the reading series [Untitled] at Happy Ending in NYC, and is a former literary associate for Passage Theatre in Trenton. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon where she studied Creative Writing and Music Composition and is a member of LMDA and the WGA.