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Noah Keeling (She/HER)

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Noah Rose Keeling (she/her) is an accomplished actor and writer currently in her third year in the MFA Acting program at UC San Diego. In addition to her acting studies during her time at UCSD, Noah has also received private mentorship in playwriting and screenwriting from Naomi IIzuka and Deborah Stein. She is a proud trans woman, as well as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Describe your writing style in three words.
Dark, Campy, Offbeat.

What’s the film/TV show that made you want to become a writer?
An even tie–Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Desperate Housewives.  A strange combo, but it’s true!  Buffy’s dialogue is top tier and the first season of Desperate Housewives remains one of my favorite seasons of television ever made–it was a sensation for a reason.

What’s a film/tv/game (anything) that you’ve watched that made you go “I should’ve written that” or that you’d like to write for (if it’s still on air)? 
SO many. Off the air–I’d have killed to write for Pushing Daisies or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Currently on the air, I’d lovvvvvvve to write for Hacks or Only
Murders in the Building. (Steve Martin, call me!)

What are your current career goals?
I’d love to be in a writer’s room by this time next year. That’s my primary goal right now.

Why do you write?
To laugh. And I laugh, because I’ll cry if I don’t!

Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I have one beautiful cat, my girl Friday. (No, literally, her name is Friday.
She’s a black cat and I got her on Black Friday, so it seemed fitting!) However, when I have the resources and the space to give a dog a good home, I’d love a cute little dog. So consider me half-cat half-dog person?

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