CT: Coconut with dark chocolate chips
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
CT: Pompeii. Just amazing to see a town preserved and humans frozen in action that way. Will never forget that.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
CT: From the original Rocky: "... it really don't matter if I lose this fight It really don't matter if this guy opens my head either 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed and if I can go that distance you see and that bell rings and I'm still standin' I'm gonna know for the first time in my life see that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood."
KLC: Pick one: Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Davis, or Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
CT: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (in her first term)
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
CT: MESSED UP! But better than others.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
CT: Recite The 23rd Psalm
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
CT: Time expander
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
CT: Government regulations. I think the others exist.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
CT: What's your favorite color? I like green.
Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress who lives in New York City. Her plays include: When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City Theatre Co., Pittsburgh); Pa’s Hat (Pillsbury House Theatre, MN); My Secret Language of Wishes (Various theaters and University productions including Mixed Blood, MN); The Princess, The Breast, and, The Lizard; The Unusual Love Life of Bedbugs and Other Creatures; Waking Up; His Daddy; our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Thomas’ plays have been developed and produced at Sundance Theatre Lab, Goodman Theatre, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Page 73, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Playwrights Horizons, Lark Play Development Center, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Going To The River, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, Passage Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, New Federal Theatre, New Georges, The Black Rep (St. Louis), The New Black Fest, and Queens Theatre in the Park. She has been commissioned by South Coast Rep Theatre, Sloan Foundation/EST, NYSCA/EST, Pillsbury House Theatre. She has received a grant from the Jerome Foundation and has been a Sundance Institute Fellow and a MacDowell Fellow. She is a co-founder of The Pa’s Hat Foundation, Inc. an organization focused on helping Liberia heal after the long standing civil war through focus on arts education and culture appreciation.
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