By Rebekah Jampole
costume design production senior
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday November 15, 2002
Aspiring Broadway wardrobe master appreciates creamy peanut butter and chocolate, along with hats, monkeys
WILDCAT: That is such a fun major! So, what's the most elaborate costume you've ever designed?
ALLEN: They all have their kind of moments. Like right now, I'm making planetary hats. Last year, I did monkeys.
WILDCAT: I secretly want a pet monkey, bur people keep telling me they are dirty. But I think they are so darn cute when they are wearing little diapers. Anyway, what is your dream job when you graduate?
ALLEN: Well, my dream job would be to be the wardrobe master of the touring production of "Cabaret."
WILDCAT: So fun! I have never heard of anyone with that major. Are you a big fan of peanut butter and jelly?
ALLEN: Sometimes, when I have my revert to childhood moments.
WILDCAT: What do you think is peanut butter's most gratifying attribute?
ALLEN: That it goes so well with chocolate.
WILDCAT: Indeed. So which side are you on: crunchy or creamy?
ALLEN: Pretty much creamy.
WILDCAT: I am, too. I don't like chunky things in my peanut butter. It really grosses me out, I feel like I have a mouthful of beebees. I just want to be like (weird machine gun noises).
ALLEN: It's a little weird.
WILDCAT: We are totally on the same page here. So, if you had to cover yourself in peanut butter and then roll around in feathers and walk around on campus, or have chocolate feet, which would you prefer?
ALLEN: Ummm · chocolate feet.
WILDCAT: Now remember this is Arizona.
ALLEN: Well, there is always a use for chocolate, even if it is melted.