Interns of the Weeks: Celeste Perez and Stephanie Ray!

Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager (I’ve been pushing for this position to be retitled to Intern Overseer but Upper Management insists this is “too militaristic and please get out of my car”)! It’s finally February and I am proud to present to you the first two Interns of the Week for 2018! These two women netted themselves a $20 bar tab, four show tickets, and this neato bandito feature on the blog you are now reading! (Heck, you want in on this? Apply to be an intern!)

On the Left: Celeste, caught by the paparazzi havin’ a good ‘ol time, scandal! On the Right: Stephanie out in the wilderness, reshooting the movie Wild starring her now, instead of Reese Witherspoon.

On the Left: Celeste, caught by the paparazzi havin’ a good ‘ol time, scandal! On the Right: Stephanie out in the wilderness, reshooting the movie Wild starring her now, instead of Reese Witherspoon.

Where is your hometown?

Celeste: Dallas! Like, 2 minutes away from DCH.

Stephanie: I currently live in Princeton, but it's not where I'm from.

What level are you in?

C: I am in Level 3 of Improv!

S: I am a Level Zero. My Level One class didn't make, so I'm not a student officially yet.

What’s something you’re passionate about?

C: The arts! I was raised by artists and it has always been a huge part of my life. I went to Booker T for theatre, then got my BA in theatre with an emphasis in acting, and minored in studio art. I also have a background in music- classical piano and vocal performance. I’m currently working as a freelance artist in the video/film industry, I’m still an actor, and spend some of my free time working at Arts Mission Oak Cliff (check us out, we rule). CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF IT

S:  I'm really into hiking these days. It's been so cold lately I haven't had too many opportunities to get out in the wild, but I'm so pumped for Spring!

What’s the best food?

C: LASAGNA IS THE BEST FOOD. one could say, *everything* is technically a lasagna. You can make anything a lasagna.

S: Tacos are the best food. I mean, have you had a taco? It's really hard to screw up a taco.

What’s the worst candy?

C: Good & Plenty. I’ve never tried them, and I think that’s because the name is so unappetizing. I just hear my grandma saying the words GOOD AND PLENTY. NO THANKS, GRANDMA.

S: Smarties are the worst candy...don't get me wrong I still eat 'em.

Favorite movie?

C: hmmmm…probably Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola. A lot of people hated that movie, but I think it’s hilarious and visually stunning. It has a really killer soundtrack, and the overall design and vision for the film is spot on. shot for shot, it’s delicious. There’s a lot of fancy food in it.  Honorable mention: High and Low & Lady Bird

S: I'm too busy and important to have a favorite movie. (I think it used to be Dead Poet's Society but it's been awhile since I've been that angsty and I haven't revisited the idea of a favorite in years.)

What’s just the worst?

C: Grown adults that eat chicken with ketchup? They are giant toddlers. I take this very seriously.

S: The worst is when you zone out at a four way stop and you can't remember who's supposed to go next, is it you, is it one of the other three people? And then you do that stop/go thing until somebody makes an executive decision. Andddd then there's a crash. That's a primo day-ruiner. It's actually never happened to me, but I have anxiety about these things and I've imagined it.

Give me dating advice please.

C: Throw them a “I LIKE YOU AND YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB” party and make them a CAKE that says I LIKE YOU AND YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB every week!!!! with balloons!! hope that helps

S: Dating is really easy, I don't know why people make out like it's so difficult. You date completely unsuitable people until by magic you find someone who's perfect and then you endeavor to hold onto that person. That's the hard part, if you want the truth. Not the dating part but the relationship part. It takes massive effort some days and every day you have to decide to be in it. Human beings can become acclimated to a good thing so, so quickly. Not taking your partner for granted after a few weeks-that takes conscious effort.

Celeste is your favorite Tuesday person. You can’t have a Tuesday without Celeste, so make sure to swing by DCH on Tuesdays for Celeste! Also, like the free Open-Mic and Improv Jam.

Stephanie, one of our newest interns on Saturdays, has certainly proved herself in these first few weeks! If you’re Tuesday-Celeste-Energy is running out on a Saturday make sure to swing by DCH and absorb some of Stephanie’s aura because it will energize you!

Raye Maddox is now the Assistant Training Center Coordinator (ATCC) and the Intern Manager. He hasn’t seen a new movie in 2018 but just rewatched Iron Man 2. Have a spare two hours? Rewatch that, or watch it for the first time. It’s a fun time. You can see him do improv in Midnight Passion, The Revenge Society, and Deep Dish. He also hosts the free monthly variety show Block Party every last Wednesday of the month!