Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Lindsey Marlin and I am a Professional Actor and Speech-Language Pathologist. I wrote, directed, and perform in the one-woman show, Acceptance, which is part of the 2019 Tucson Fringe Festival.
Why does it matter?
Well, theatre matters because it is a medium in which the actors can positively affect the lives of the audience in a 1t to 2-hour timeframe. Speech-Language Pathology matters because communication is the key to life, and if we can help to provide that key to anyone in need, child or adult, then we’ve positively affected their lives, too.
When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?
I’ve been performing since I was a child, and probably always knew that it would be a part of my life going forward. My mother was in a variety show in Ohio called Vaud-Villities for 25 years, and it affected me from Day 1 as I would accompany her to rehearsals and performances. Also, my father is a litigator, and we would often go to court and watch him “in action.” He was really powerful up there.
Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?
Yes! I would accompany Mom to Vaud-Villities rehearsals, learn the music with her, and then get to be in the dressing and makeup rooms once they moved to the performance space. I would sit in the balcony and quietly sing along to everything during the final dress rehearsals. It was amazing.
What is your dream performance?
Frankly, any chance to perform is a dream performance! I see theatre as a privilege, not a right, and any chance to positively affect someone else’s life through this medium is a dream come true for me.
Which living person do you most admire?
Everyone! Living is hard! Adulting is hard:)!
What is the quality you most like in a person (man or woman)?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Attempting to be positive each day–attempting to accept everything that is going on around me and doing so with a sense of peace and gratitude. It isn’t always easy, but it happens on occasion, and it’s definitely worth getting up every day to try again.
What is your favorite word?
I’ve always loved the word, ‘ephemeral’, but I’m not really a fan of its meaning. Lately, I’ve been liking the word, ‘covey’, like a ‘covey of quail’, because quail are cute, and they run really fast. And maybe because covey sounds like an odd mash-up of covers and snuggly, and sleeping is one of my favorite pastimes.
What is your least favorite word?
All words have meaning to those that speak them. I definitely don’t have a least favorite.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Honesty–any action that comes from the heart. Just be you and just be real and trust that you will be accepted for it. If you’re not, separate from that person or situation.
What turns you off?
Arrogance and apathy. Be kind and feel something–I’d say that’s the cure.
What is your favorite curse word?
It is way too challenging to pick just one favorite here :).
What sound or noise do you love?
Anything soothing–meditation music, jazz, gorgeous tones, birds.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Loud crowd sounds–the older I get, the more introverted I’ve become!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Along with being a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Professional Actor, I’m also a Yoga Teacher and an Actor Teacher. So, I think I have enough careers right now.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Thank you.” Then I would know that I did something right.
Acceptance comes to the Tucson Fringe Festival (Club Congress) on Saturday, January 12th at 4:30PM, and Sunday, January 13th at 1:30PM. Feel free to check it out on Twitter and/or Instagram @acceptance_lmm, visit Lindsey’s Website, or visit the Facebook Event Page. Purchase tickets for Acceptance at the Tucson Fringe Festival Online Store.