Steele’s feline friend
MY SATURDAYS | PLAY
1:15 p.m. I have a roof terrace at my new apartment, so I love to host crafts parties there. At the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself trying to be crafty and not just stare at the TV or my phone in the evening. My boyfriend is a painter, so he’ll bring all the supplies, and we make something like charcoal or acrylic paintings with our friends. My two cats, Xan and Fagin, come up on the roof, too. It’s a fun, easy way to hang out. 3:45 p.m. I’m always reading a book, either before bed or in the makeup chair. My favorite place to browse and buy is Books Are Magic. I can spend hours there. Usually, I’ll pick out three books, read them all, and then go back and pick out three more. Two of my recent recommended reads are Consent: A Memoir by Vanessa Springora and What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo. 4:00 p.m. One of my favorite stores is KIWI in Park Slope. It’s a clothing store, but it also has unusual beauty products and candles. Another great spot is Dobbin St. Vintage Co-op in Greenpoint, which is full of cool old furniture, vin- tage clothes, and accessories. 5:15 p.m. I love, love, love the movies. One of my best recent experiences was see- ing The Lost City with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. It was hysterical. I saw it at the Nitehawk Cin- ema, a hipster-y small theater where you can order burgers and cocktails while watching the movie. 7:30 p.m. I can see live theater every weekend. Most of my friends are theater nerds. So am I. I’ve done so much live theater in the past, but my schedule is pretty busy these days, though I just had an audition a few weeks ago and thought, Wow, I’ve really missed this . Recently I saw A Case for the Existence of God at the Signature Theatre. It sums up my ethos when it comes to theater: heart- breakingly funny and tragic, like real life. 10:00 p.m. I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so I try not to stay up too late. During the week, I’ve made it a point to be screen- free after 8 p.m. and it helps. I’ll read or listen to a podcast—a recent fave is the tongue-in-cheek one called Poog —or look over my lines for the next day.
Vintage finds at
the Dobbin St. Co-op in Greenpoint
“I’m a yoga junkie,” says Steele.
A Case for the Existence of God
JULY/AUGUST • 2022
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