"As a kid,
I was fascinated by old men and bag ladies,
and I'd create these characters based upon them.
I think it was my imagination as a ten-year-old girl
that gave flesh to living out my life as an actress.
You grow up,
pay close attention to the human spirit
with all its myriad and conflicting feelings,
and try to figure out how that knowledge, fascination,
and awareness can translate to the screen.
I was a weird kid, but owe a hell of a lot
to my conservative folks for never squelching that in me.
Instead of therapy, they put me in community theater."
- STACY CUNNINGHAM