Hi, I’m Vanessa Query.
I am a writer, director, and performer based in Western Mass.
I’ve made short films, sketches, and plays;
comedy, horror, and circus sideshow.
My work has been performed, screened, and shown around the United States and in Ireland.
“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”
“I am an artist. It’s self-evident that what that word implies is looking for something all the time without ever finding it in full. It is the opposite of saying, ‘I know all about it. I’ve already found it.’ As far as I’m concerned, the word means, ‘I am looking. I am hunting for it, I am deeply involved.’
—Vincent van Gogh
“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh, either.”
—Golda Meir, by way of Sherman Alexie
“I live in a sort of furnace of affections, loves, desires, inventions, creations, activities, and reveries. I cannot describe my life in facts because the ecstasy does not lie in the facts, in what happens or what I do, but in what is aroused in me and what is created out of all this.”
“There was no way of really knowing anything… not even that there was no way of really knowing anything.”
“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”
“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I found it was too confining. It was just too needful; it expected me to me there for it ALL the time.”
—Lily Tomlin/Jane Wasgoner