I TOOK THE TIME TO SIT DOWN WITH VEDA AND INTERVIEW HER WITH SOME PRETTY INTERESTING QUESTIONS. READ MORE TO FIND OUT WHAT PROJECTS SHE'S CURRENTLY WORKING ON AND WHO SHE WOULD INVITE TO HER ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY.
VEDA: HI VEDA. IT'S NICE TO FINALLY MEET YOU IN PERSON.
Veda: Yeah, same here.
VEDA: OKAY, I HAVE A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU AND I'M NOT SUPER BIG ON SEGWAYS SO GET READY...
Veda: Okay. Now I'm getting a little nervous...ha...ha...
VEDA: FIRST THINGS FIRST. HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST?
Veda: I like to think of myself as a theatre-maker. All aspects of theatre interest me, and learning something new, every second of every day is what I strive to do. I sometimes refer to myself as a director or an actor depending on the project I am working on, or how I currently view myself at that time. . . But right now the label I am using to identify myself is a theatre-maker.
VEDA: I THINK THAT LABEL WORKS FOR YOU.
Veda: Yeah. I do too.
VEDA: ARE YOU A BATHROOM SINGER?
Veda: Wow. You're right. There really are no segways!
VEDA: Hey, I warned you.
Veda: That's right. You did:) Ummm... I am more of an around the house singer. Whenever I am in a room alone, I like to sing at the top of my lungs, especially Broadway showtunes in an operatic voice.
VEDA: THAT'S HILARIOUS. WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
Veda: I am working on a new project based off a book enitled, "How to Enjoy Buildings". I am not sure where it is starting or going to end up, but I am definitely excited to see where it takes me. I am also working on a multi-media adaption of Plato's, "The Trial and Death of Socrates". The production includes live percussion, shadow puppets, and an overhead projector.
VEDA: INTERESTING. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THE BUILDING ONE TURNS OUT.
Veda. Yeah. It's going to be pretty cool.
VEDA: FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC RIGHT NOW. . . GO!
Veda: Uhhh... Currently Psychedelic Rock. I just discovered this music, and it really transports you to the 1970s. I didn't even know it was a thing.
VEDA: YEAH. I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THAT TYPE OF MUSIC TOO IT'S REALLY AWESOME.
Veda: I know. It definitely is. I cannot stop listening to it!
VEDA: OKAY. TIME TO GET A LITTLE MORE SERIOUS. WHY DON'T YOU HAVE ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS? DON'T YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE WORLD?
Veda: Ha. Hal. I get asked this a lot, but I am part of the world. Am I not? Honestly, it's a personal decision. I like waking up every morning without social media alerts. I don't want to live my life wondering how many "likes" I've gotten.
VEDA: I CAN DEFINITELY GET BEHIND THAT. WHAT IS THE BEST THEATRE YOU'VE EVER SEEN?
Veda: That is an extremely tough question. I don't think I can answer that.
VEDA: You have too!
Veda: Okay. If I was trying to be clever I would say, the squirrel I saw running down the street the other day. Ha ha. No, ah geez, this is such a hard question. I saw Sleep No More in high school and that really changed the way I thought about theatre, but the most technical thing was probably SCOT's production of The Trojan Women. Images from that are etched into my brain. However, the theatre piece I probably enjoyed the most recently was Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical.
VEDA: HEY. THIS JUST POPPED INTO MY HEAD, BUT WHO IS ON THE GUEST LIST FOR YOUR IDEAL DINNER PARTY?
I have a really long list... Obviously Jean Paul Sartre, Bo Burnham, Foxygen, MCR reuinted, Katy Perry, J. K. Rowling, The Lemon Twigs, Robert Sheehan, Prince William/Duchess Kate, James Franco, and Dominique Ansel. It would just be an interesting combination.
VEDA: THAT SOUNDS FUN. SO, I KNOW YOU LIKE VINTAGE CLOTHES. WHAT ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET DO YOU WEAR THE MOST?
Veda: I have two things actually that I have been wearing pretty recently. These tan corduroy jeans I got from the thrift store, and an oversized cotton puffed sleeve blue shirt. I have to wear them together.
VEDA: I HEAR YOUR NAME GETS MISPRONOUNCED A LOT. DO YOU WANT TO OFFICIALLY SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HOW TO PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME?
Veda: Yeah. Yeah. That's a great idea. It's vay-duh rowz
VEDA: Like Darth Veda?
Veda: Ha. Ha. No. I do get that a lot though:)
VEDA: LAST QUESTION.
Veda: Okay. I'm ready.
VEDA: DO YOU THINK YOUR EGO MAY HAVE SLIGHTLY INTERFERED WITH THIS INTERVIEW?