Mary Spencer Knapp- Catherine


WHAT WAS YOUR BEST / WORST TIME WITH WHISKEY?

BEST: On an outdoor veranda at liberal arts college in the hudson valley, surrounded by foam, loud music and people dancing, I take swigs from a hefty bottle of Jack Daniels proffered by a cute hipster cowboy, after which we run out into the rain across a grassy meadow, falling all over each other drunk and laughing and kissing.  

WORST: Valentine's day at a crowded Williamsburg bar feeling single and angsty. Many rounds of Jameson on the rocks later my head is in the toilet.  The last and final time I drank whiskey.


WHAT WAS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS DREAM YOU HAD FOR YOUR LIFE?

To go to Parsons and become a successful fashion designer and live in Europe.


WHEN LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE AFTER THE APOCALYPSE, WHAT MAKES WILLIAMSBURG SO APPEALING?

It will be deserted for a change.  Also it has a beach with a sunset.


BIO

Mary Knapp

Mary Spencer Knapp is an NYC-based singer, accordionist, pianist and composer.  She is founder of Toot Sweet, a 6-piece cabaret soul group which released its debut album last year and was voted NYC Deli Mag's Artist of the Month.  Additionally, Mary is a member of The Main Squeeze Orchestra, an all-female accordion orchestra, and has appeared with them in episodes of Steve Buscemi's Emmy-nominated series Park Bench.  In the past 6 months Mary has lent her musical talents to theater projects, performing in St. Fortune's Whiskey Jack for the Fringe Festival as well as Mind the Art Entertainment's Dream Vault Cycle, for which she wrote an original score.  Mary received a BA in music from Bard College.

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN:
A LAND WHERE THE WHISKEY IS ALWAYS FLOWING. 
HERE PEOPLE LIVE IN BLISSFUL PEACE UNDER THE TENURE OF WHISKEY PANTS,
THEIR BELOVED MAYOR.

SINCE "THE EVENT",
THEY'VE FOUND IT'S DANGEROUS TO DREAM,
LEAVING MOST TO PREFER TO LIVE THEIR DAYS IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR.

BUT NOW,
THEIR WAY OF LIFE IS THREATENED BY AN AMBITIOUS NEWCOMER
FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
WHO SEEKS
TO SOBER
THEIR PERPETUAL HANGOVER.

WILL HE RUIN EVERYTHING?
OR WILL HE DISCOVER THAT
IN WILLIAMSBURG,
IT'S EASIER TO DRINK?