Trying to appreciate stillness and lean into that, and trying to be as positive as possible. I’m in the position where I have the privilege to focus on positivity and just be a leader that way for people who understandably have other heavier shit to deal with.
What was most important to you before you had to social distance?
I was in the middle of doing a ton of creative projects, so I guess the most important thing to me was my creative output.
What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is over?
I’m going to go to a Broadway musical and cry the moment it starts, which is what I kind of do already. I’m just finding that musicals are the only thing getting me through.
What are you doing to pass the time?
I’m used to working from home and filling the day so easily so my day feels more full than usual because there’s more to do now.
What makes you happy right now?
Taking an edible every day at 4pm and then drinking a bottle of wine. And constant Insta-story content.
What would you tell yourself two months ago with the knowledge you have today? What is the biggest realization you’ve had through this time?
It’s interesting for me because I feel like I genuinely do live in the moment, especially as someone who’s been through some medical things. I kind of know how to appreciate what I have. It’s just kind of challenging right now to be like “what should I be working on artistically?” because we have nothing settled, so I don’t know how to respond to this. It’s hard to click into where the story’s I’ve been working on are supposed to be in terms of the world. So I’m just kind of checked out. I’m so concerned for so many people. We’re going to get through it but it’s tough. The thing about 9/11–it was a shorter period of time. This is just so long, and I’m just really hoping that everyone is able to get what they need to pull through. The thing that makes New York, New York is the people and the culture, and we just need to figure out a way to keep it all afloat.