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Divine Reckonings Artists Reveal #6:
Catherine Porter

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Leave a Comment

What is Jacob's House?
What is ForePlay: Divine Reckonings?

Catherine Porter
Actor, ForePlay

Previous Flux Experience: Angel Eaters, Food:Soul of Volleygirls, and 1 Flux Sunday (we hope more soon!)

Do you have a favorite Bible character?
Simon Peter

Are you blessed?
In some ways, very much so (wonderful husband, living my dream, that kind of thing). I'm not super-lucky, though.

If you wrestling an angel, what moves would you use?
I'd pour crude oil on its wings (always seems to harm birds...)

What would you do for more life?
Lie, cheat, steal, perform sexual acts - depending on the specific conditions, of course.

What's the weirdest thing in your parents' attic?
Hey, I'm from Missouri and Texas - we don't really have a lot of attics there. Mostly boring, ranch style homes...

What is your prior experience with the Old Testament?
I'm against it. Well, okay, that's a bit strident. Another try: I was in a production of Ruth Margraff's Gat Him to His Place which is based on a really strange Old Testament story. In it, I got to sing, have an orgasm on horse back, and then be brutally attacked and killed. One of those standard O.T. happy endings...

If you believe in a deity or deities, what kind do you believe in?
Kind of the progressive-socialist view of Jesus.

Anything else for you coming up that Flux readers should know about?
I'm in Richard Sheinmel's Post Modern Living at La Mama, running 4/16-5/2. Also, a Peculiar Works show in June, soon to be announced. (www.peculiarworks.org)

CATHERINE PORTER has appeared Off and Off-Off Broadway with such companies as En Garde Arts, Manhattan Punch Line, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Aisling Arts, Theatre Askew, MadShag Productions and TOSOS. She is Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Peculiar Works Project, with whom she has served as performer, producer, writer and director for 16+ years.