Quick Six Interview with Lisa Ebersole

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lisaebersoleLisa Ebersole, creator, writer, producer, and actor in the web series 37 Problems granted Pop Culture Beast a Quick Six interview, and here are her answers to our burning questions.
Quick Six with Lisa Ebersole
Who is the gatekeeper/advice-giver when it comes to potential jobs?
Because I primarily act in my own work, it’s me.  It’s up to me to generate material and projects that allow me to work as an actor.

When was the first time you performed in front of anyone outside of school or family?

In a monologue show off-off Broadway in New York when I was 26.  I was terrified, but it was also the best experience of my life up to that point.  Not just the performance aspect, but being backstage with the cast and hanging out before and after shows.  I loved the life.
How’s your memory? Easy to learn your lines?I’m good with lines.  It helps that I’m usually the one writing them.  But even when I’ve had to memorize other people’s lines for class or productions, I’m a pretty quick study.
Ever been called on to show off a talent you’d listed on your headshot that you actually couldn’t do?

I think I say I’m “conversational in French.”  That was probably true 20 years ago, but maybe it needs to go now.

What inspires you recently?
Good theater always inspires me.  New TV shows like Atlanta and Fleabag.  Fleabag especially was my favorite discovery of last year.  Brilliant.

What do you do when you aren’t actively writing?
I still work other jobs to pay the rent.  I teach and I consult on writers’ projects.  In terms of leisure, I watch a lot of TV, see pretty much every movie that comes out, and try to get outside as much as possible.  Walking is where I get my best ideas and figure out creative problems.

If you could spend a weekend with a fictional character in your world or theirs, who would it be?
I’d like to hang out with Mark Ruffalo from YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.  That movie inspired me to become a screenwriter and I’m still a little in love.

What’s next for you?
Next up, I’d like to develop my web series 37 PROBLEMS as a half hour TV show and also do a second season of the web series.


37 Problems is a series about fertility, ambivalence around motherhood, career, and what it’s like to be a single woman in a world where biology still has its clock on you when you desperately wish it didn’t. It’s also a series about what it takes to be happy. Viewers watch as Amanda looks for happiness in work, friends, love, relationships, and the idea of a baby. She’s searching for completion and the series challenges her to find it.
Episode 1 (NSFW version) – “Reality Check” – https://vimeo.com/201981418
Episode 1 (SFW version) – “Reality Check” – https://vimeo.com/201983164
Amanda needs money to finish her web series.  Mom has other plans.
Episode 2 – “Shame” – https://vimeo.com/199577832
Amanda loses something valuable.  September helps her find it.
Episode 3 – “Dreamy” – https://vimeo.com/199582078
Amanda visits a fertility doctor for the first time.
Episode 4 – “Land of the Dead” – https://vimeo.com/199594228
Amanda dreams of her dead Dad and revisits the past.
Episode 5 – “Golden Egg” – https://vimeo.com/199595494
Amanda has her eggs counted.
Episode 6 – “Twins” – https://vimeo.com/199597348
Amanda and September attend a baby shower.
Episode 7 – “Stayin’ Alive” – https://vimeo.com/199601091
Amanda babysits a kid who pushes all her buttons.
Episode 8 – “Special” – https://vimeo.com/199604005
Amanda plans to freeze her eggs.
Episode 9 – “Plus One” – https://vimeo.com/199604896
Amanda contemplates life-changing news.
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