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November 2007
THIRTEEN QUESTIONS WITH JUDE HICKEY
1. What is your code name?
Mountaineer.

2. What is your personal slogan?
“I am but a spirit, floating through this world.”

3. What is your spirit animal?
The spider.

4. Are you a ninja, a pirate, or a cowboy?
Cowboy.

5. Do you have an allegiance to any particular fictional character, cartoon, or celebrity?
Hiro Nakamura (of Heroes).

6. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
The ability to find all weapons and make them disappear…for-evah!

7. What were you hoping no one would find out about you?
My gas problem.

8. What is your power food?
Black beans.

9. What would be the title of your first book?
Why, God… Did You Create the French Fry?!

10. What are some of your favorite quotes?
“I’m not a people person” – from Batman.

11. What is your theme song?
Hey, Jude (of course)!

12. What is the first thing you'd buy with a million dollar inheritance from a long-lost relative?
A plane to Argentina, or my family’s financial freedom.

13. Finally, if you could meet one famous person, who would it be and why?
Jesus. I would ask him to clarify a couple of things.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
In the midst of rehearsing for Just Say DA!: Direct Object, Jude talks about his relationship with objects over the years…

To tell you the truth… I’ve always been afraid of having to deal with objects. I was terrified of sports as a kid and never played any for fear of having to catch a ball or swing a bat. I couldn’t control them or make them do what I wanted them to do. I had no way of communicating to something I didn’t understand, which is what makes working with a rolling pin so fascinating to me. I was so scared of it the first few times I worked with it, but the more we got to know one another, the easier it became. I have always loved watching the way my mother moved it over pie crusts or tortillas, its smooth surface caked in flour, making the sounds that only a rolling pin can make. It’s ageless and beautiful. I tried to imagine myself being rolled out the same way my mother rolled out the dough. Through that image, my physical relationship with the pin was born. What would it be like to be the subject of the pin’s action? How would that change me? I’m excited at the prospect of not needing to worry about how I manipulate or control my object, but to focus on how it changes me, affects me, and dictates our relationship.

February 2008
Jude answers some probing questions about our favorite choreographer, Lisa del Rosario.

Tell us, Jude, what super powers does Lisa already have?
The power to heal. And levitation.

What is her slogan?
�Breathe through it.�

What is her codename?
Starlight.

Who do you think she may have been in another life?
Ghandi.

Of what is Lisa a champion?
She is a champion. Period. Plain and simple, she�s a champion.

If she were an object, what would she be?
A wizard�s staff.

What is her spirit animal?
A polar bear.

What question would you like to ask about Lisa?
�Where did Lisa come from?�

What do you think the answer would be?
She came from a field of sunflowers at the bottom of a great mountain range where sea and sky are united and the breath of life resides.

Wow. Thanks.

To see what Lisa says about Michelle, click here.
To see what Scott says about Jude, click here.
PHOTOS
PROJECTS

Heddatron
Jude is excited to be working with Paper Chairs and Salvage Vanguard Theatre on Heddatron, a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabbler written by Elizabeth Meriwether. The Austin production is directed by Dustin Wills (recently of Baal fame) and opens in February of 2011 at SVT! Time to get our robot on!

Pandora Still Working Her Magic
Jude's performance in DA!'s Leave it to Beverly won the hearts of critics and audiences alike. Described by The Austinist's Spike Gillespie as "award-winning and then some," The Chronicle's Robert Faeries as a "spot-on channeling of Agnes Moorehead," and Austin On Stage's Olin Meadows as an "over the top talent", Pandora just can't stop casting a spell! He (or she?) was nominated for an Austin Critics' Table Award and recently won the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy. Congrats, Jude!

Mr. Crane Soaring Ever Higher!
The kiddos and critics just can't get enough of Jude's exuberant shenanigans as the "weird and messy" Crane in Heron & Crane, DA!'s original children's show based on a Russian folk-tale. Martin Denton of NYTheatre.com describes Jude's FringeNYC performance in August 2010 as "endearingly goofy" like the adorable but mischievous little brother we all either had or wished we had". Indeed, Mr. Denton! Check out DA!'s Education page if you're interested in learning how Crane (and Heron!) can visit your local campus or non-profit!

BIOGRAPHY

Jude Hickey   is a transplant from Lincoln, Nebraska, where he majored in theatre performance at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After leaving Nebraska, he traveled for 2 years performing with a variety of companies; while in Raleigh, he read a story in the New York Times about Austin theatre and decided to give it a try. Nearly ten years later... he's still here! ...read more

TEACHING

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"The belly rules the mind." (Spanish proverb)

FUN FACTS
superpower shape shifter; alternate form of gas house brick house
action Tomb Raider animals grizzly bear
lips "I did it." objects a Superman action figure; a French press
film strip Pepe LePew; Luke Skywalker question mark He can be known to educate his friends about the differences between coffee beans, and the importance of supporting fair trade.
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