Barbara Streisand, Alice Cooper, and Linda Leseman.

Playwright, Linda Leseman, may be new to Cherry Picking but she's got Rebel Girl written all over her.

What was your anthem at sixteen?

"Don't Rain On My Parade" - Barbra Streisand

In the movie of your life, what song would score the montage of all the rebellious things you've done?

"I Am What I Am" - from La Cage Aux Folles

Favorite song of rebellion or revolution- the one that makes you roll down the car windows or turn up the volume?

"Rebel Girl" - Bikini Kill. I wonder how many other people are going to choose the same song!

If you could perform any combat-boot-kicking song with any Cherry Picker, which song would you choose and with whom?

"Is It My Body" - Alice Cooper. This is my first year of Cherry Picking, so I'm not sure who to choose as a co-performer because there are a lot of people I've yet to meet. Anyone up for dressing in drag?

Absolute rebel girl crush?

Hillary Clinton. Don't hate.

Three must-have summer songs on your playlist?

From this summer, so far:
1. "Empty" - Garbage
2. "Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O." - Rob Zombie
3. "Formation" - Beyonce (For the instantly classic lyric, "I got hot sauce in my veins." H-town represent.)

Any additional comments?

Essential rebel girls who almost made it into my answers above: Peaches, Brody Dalle, Reba McEntire. I'm looking forward to this festival and thankful for the opportunity to be part of it!

Don't miss Linda's play, Stand Off, onstage at Cherry Picking: Rebel Girl 2016.


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