Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.
QUIZ TAKER: George Judy, 60, LSU professor of acting and directing, artistic director of Swine Palace Productions, head of the master of fine arts in acting.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “I listen to whatever my wife is playing! Lady Antebellum, Norah Jones, jazz, classical. I usually have NPR on in my car.”
WHAT I’M READING: “I check out The Advocate every day and the New York Times on Sunday. I read lots of new plays because of my job and American Theatre Magazine, plus a great blog, http://www.howlround.com. I am always reading Shakespeare again and again.”
WHAT I’M WATCHING: “We have a 10-year-old at home so we loved “Brave” and “Madagascar.” We watch old movies, “Mad Men,” “Damages,” “Suits,” but mostly the Food Network and HGTV. I have recently got turned on to the National Theatre Live performances of great theater shown on local movie screens. Fantastic!”
WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “Sadly, it is Amazon. I don’t shop anymore. I just click for almost everything. Though lately I have been drawn to health and wellness websites as I try to figure out what will go wrong with my body next!”
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “Well, at the risk of seeming like a bipolar misogynist dinosaur, I love James Bond movies, and two of my favorite all-time albums (does anyone say albums anymore?) are by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.”
What has been your favorite part to play?
“The standard answer to this question is always ‘the next one,’ as actors are notoriously unemployed! I have to say though that the chance to play King Lear at Swine Palace was a great highlight of my life. It was my third attempt at a role of infinite possibilities and a joy to tackle, as it will be again some day, I hope.”
Advocate staff writer