"hey, i'm dylan. dylan coote. i'm twenty and originally from nebraska. shu, nebraska. my parents own a christmas tree farm, so i started my life pulling insects off of branches and home school. pretty much since i could talk. i guess i grew up appreciating labor. i was excited to finally be able to go to a public school. my parents really wanted me to go to a private school, because they're bible thumping christians, but they couldn't afford anything fancy. thank god for that too. high school was awesome. i ended up making a lot of friends, and that's when i got my license. people don't understand how much freedom that really gives you. especially at the age of sixteen. that's when i got into the most trouble. any normal
parents would have been happy to know their son was practicing the arts. i'm a dancer. with my main focus on tap and hip hop. i'll do anything though. especially to be on stage. i'll teach myself, watch youtube videos...eat, breath and sleep it. i'm dedicated and a bit too extreme sometimes. i live in the moment and never can stay in one place for too long. i think that's why new york is perfect for me, it's ever-changing. it's practically the center of the world. especially for theatre. which is where i am supposed to be. and no...i'm not
gay. i love women. just thought i should throw that out there. i recently got casted as the role of Melchior in spring awakening at the eugene o'neill theatre. we just started rehearsals, but we're coming soon. that's why i won't have to work at this stupid school any longer. right now all i do is give teachers their mail, fax copies and give students their detention forms. i don't take this job very seriously though. my uncle knows a guy, and he's the one that got me the job. since their last front office aid got arrested for robbing a pharmacy. i don't hate the job since i have my own desk and can do pretty much whatever i want. they don't pay that bad either. especially since i'm getting paid at rehearsals now too. i guess leaving nebraska was the best thing that has ever happened to me. even if my parents think i'm gay and moved to the big city with a lover or something. -laughs- that's not my story."
"i'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but i have an ego that could fit in a muumuu. i love me. a lot. who couldn't? i'm fucking sexy. okay, i'm kidding. i'm not that bad. lets just say that i'm not suffering from self conscious issues or anything. i like people....usually. and i like to party. i don't smoke, because it's bad for my voice, but i do like to drink. a lot. any opportunity that is offered with a good group of people, i'm down. i've never really been into weed either. so i rarely mess around with that stuff. i don't want a yellow smile. i have a roommate and we live in manhattan. we met through the show. since i'm still new to the city, i'm meeting people all over the place. i have a good group of friends and castmates that i know will make the city even more awesome. i really like it here. it's nothing like i grew up with, so every day is new."
"i'm an acquired taste when it comes to my personality. i don't go out of my way to help people unless if they ask for help. i just don't like to get wrapped up in other peoples business if the drama could be avoided. i am a good friend to those that really matter in my life, but i don't have many of them around right now....since most of them got pissed off when i moved and "ditched" them. as for my love life... i'm not really looking to be with anyone long term at the moment. i have hooked up with a few girls since moving here...it's been nice. nothing serious. or clingy. right now i just like to fool around without any strings attached. hey, we're still young and pretty! there's no way i'll get involved with any prissy drama queens. i've got broadway calling.."
. . . dylan coote