Actor, writer, new dad, Robbie Weinstein, on Motown, The Breakfast Club, Trump and more.

What was your anthem at sixteen?  

"We Are Not Alone" by Karla DeVitoI was a huge fan of the Breakfast Club. Huge.  

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

"Sabotage."  Because life is best scored by the Beastie Boys

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

"What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye.  Oh man is that a good song.

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

"Fight the Power" with Johanna Pinzler.  I like the optic and always have so much fun on stage when she's there.

Absolute rebel girl crush?

Ida Maria

Three must-have summer songs on your playlist?

1) "Dancing in the Streets" by Martha and the Vandellas (I grew up near Detroit.  Motown ruled.  Still does, I think.);  2) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille (My mother played this on the station wagon 8-track all the time);  3) "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince (This may not technically be a summer song but I spent many a summer listening to it while driving.)

Any additional comments?

 I sincerely hope Donald Trump is not our next President.

Robbie's latest play, JOSIE FENDA, will be a part of this year's Cherry Picking line-up.  You can also catch Robbie onstage at this year's event. 

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