Nightmare roommate

My first roommate, we went to acting school together, and in our hunt for activities — we have this thing in the Meisner technique called activities — we found this mannequin torso. And this mannequin torso found its way around our apartment to try to scare the crap out of us. I’d find it in my shower. I’d open the door and there would be the mannequin torso. It freaked me out so much I actually started to have nightmares about it. I’d hear this [makes tapping noise] in my nightmare, and it was the mannequin torso moving. And there it would be when I opened the door. I threw that fucker out of our balcony onto the street. After a while I couldn’t take it.

Mark Pellegrino