New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 81

Tell me about Weird Girl. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is about a pair of best friends, Rory and Lula, who are uncool sci-fi nerds. Rory’s gay, which Lula knows, and he’s dating his boss, which she doesn’t. When she finds out, they have a huge fight, and then she goes missing. The first half is told from his perspective, the second is from hers. They’re both on the precipice of trying to figure out all this adult stuff – identity, sexual identity, family relationships, romantic relation- North and South Carolina. And a couple of weeks ago over at ships, friendships. Videology in Brooklyn, I totally This story deals with a girl in killed it on X-Files trivia night. But, ultimately, this is a work of a small North Carolina town fiction. None of my friends or and an obsession with the XFiles…. sounds like things you I were having affairs with our bosses or disappearing in the know quite a bit about.  Are night like the kids in this book. these characters based on people you knew in real life? My real life is way too boring to write about! Yeah, it’s true, I grew up in 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 81