Interns of the Weeks: Emma Arett and Doré Madere!

Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager, with the next highly anticipated episode of season 2 of Intern of the Weeks! Throughout this season, I am going to be interviewing a whole slew of wonderful folks who volunteer their time to keep our local Comedy House up and running! Every week House Managers nominate an Intern of the Week, which nets each intern a $20 bar tab, four show tickets, and THIS BLOG FEATURE. This episode we are going to dive deep into the minds of Emma Arett and Doré Madere!

  On the Left: Emma willing a dog into existence. On the Right: Doré smiling for her Mayoral campaign from 2013.

On the Left: Emma willing a dog into existence. On the Right: Doré smiling for her Mayoral campaign from 2013.

Where is your hometown?

Emma: I'm originally from St. Louis, MO. I moved to Oak Cliff almost exactly a year ago!

Doré:  I am from Dallas, Texas

What level are you in?

E: I'm in improv level two with Cody and Charlotte and I love it so much.

D: I just finished Level 1 Improv and am excited about starting Level 2 soon.

What’s something you’re passionate about?

E: IRL, I'm a middle school science teacher. I have a career doing exactly what I love and what I'm passionate about, which is science education. I remember sitting in good and bad science classes–I remember sitting and doing nothing but worksheets, but I also remember using a microscope to look at horse blood (it ruled). I am also really passionate about the library and think everyone should hang out more at their local library (shoutout North Oak Cliff branch, baby!)–get a library card, y'all, it rules.

D: I’m passionate about one's ability to follow their dreams and create their own reality.  An uninspired life is no fun and unfulfilling.

What’s the best food?

E: I am a huge proponent of all things salty, sour, porky, and/or pickled. I love the Central Market olive bar and all its offerings, specifically marinated red peppers stuffed with feta cheese, caper berries, cajun olives, and spicy pickled okra. Also–the Vietnamese pork sausage banh mi from Sandwich Hag, soft scrambled eggs, pimiento cheese, and eel sushi. I'm pretty sure that the salt concentration of my blood is super high but I'm loving the ride.

D: Seafood is the best food. Specifically salmon, crab, crawfish and scallops. Add dollops of butter or olive and I am in heaven!

What’s the worst candy?

E: I hate all candy except for Peeps and circus peanuts. I also do not like fruit and have not eaten a piece of fruit that isn't soaked in alcohol since 2017. I think the candy that I find most offensive is (are?) Skittles because of the candy/fruit combination. They remind me of the little Mucinex goblin from those commercials, and I cannot taste the difference between Skittle colors.

D: Stale candy or old chocolate bars. I don’t eat a lot of candy so it is not fair for me to name a specific one….. Actually, any candy that is grape-flavored is the worst.

Favorite movie?

E: I could always rewatch Rushmore or Clueless. I also like scary movies about demons and ghouls (the Insidious series, every Hellraiser, The Ring).

D: The Neverending Story…. Because I want Bastian to say my name too?!?! Joking. It was my favorite moving growing up. I think I liked the range of characters.  

What’s just the worst?

E: The worst is honestly just when people aren't nice. It is easy and free to be nice to everyone, and I promise it is far more fun than being not-nice to people.

D: There is nothing worse than bad chocolate cake. I  don’t know why people even attempt to serve or sell it. It is the most unsatisfying thing ever.

What’s some good advice?

E: Get a library card and return your library books on time. Also, get a SodaStream if you spend too much money buying La Croix–it is a financially wise decision if you drink as much La Croix as I used to (not anymore now that I have a SodaStream.) Cook nicer, simpler food and share it with others. Be good to your future self and make your bed in the morning and put your dirty clothes in the laundry hamper. Also, in the words of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman–"when you get tangled up, tango on."

D: Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Enjoy the journey, all of it.

Emma Arett will explode with bubbly energy someday. It will be unclear if it’s from a large intake of carbonated beverages or due to pure joy. You can bottle up this goodness every Wednesday night!

Doré Madere kicks some serious butt. She’s gotta know karate or something. Thursdays won’t be the same again!\ without her around!

Raye Maddox is the Assistant to Popcorn Quality Management and the Intern Manager. He’s seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It’s a big ol’ mess and not great but enjoyable if you want to watch a bad movie that doesn’t, in the end, make a lot of sense? You can see him do improv in Midnight Passion, The Revenge Society, Deep Dish, Kill Me Please and his latest team, Gerald. He also hosts the free monthly variety show Block Party every last Wednesday of the month until the end of August!