I Contain Multitudes: Jessica Romoff

September 12, 2014 10:28 PM

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I Contain Multitudes: Jessica Romoff

In my early 20's, I had the distinct honor of meeting and working with an actress named Viveca Lindfors. Viveca was 72 and Swedish. She'd been in a bunch of films and starred on Broadway, and she'd just recently cast me in a play with John Cameron Mitchell and Judd Hirsch. I got up my courage and asked her to come visit my theater group. We were a bunch of ragtag wannabe's, but she'd accepted my offer and cast me in a play, so I was viewed rather important.

At the beginning of our session, Viveca stood in the center of a circle as we sat on the floor surrounding her. Then she launched into a poem. A poem. This wasn't what I'd planned at all. In fact, it was extremely embarrassing. Viveca dressed in all black, wore false eyelashes, had an accent, and oc...

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