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Face Time

Face Time with Steven Sledzinski

Steven Sledzinski
Steven Sledzinski

Geneva resident Steven Sledzinski, 26, was working at Button Man Printing in St. Charles when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?

Sledzinski: Geneva. I graduated Geneva High School in the class of 2009.

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Sledzinski: Chris Farley, Sean Connery, Ben Vereen – or myself.

Schory: Do you act?

Sledzinski: I do a bit of acting myself. I work at Marquee Youth Theater inside The Quad in St. Charles. It’s a black box theater, and we teach ages from 8 to 18. And I work at the Comedy Shrine, a comedy club in Aurora. I do some stand-up, but mostly improv and sketch. I also coach the Geneva High School Speech Team.

Schory: First job?

Sledzinski: When I was 13, I was a caddy at Geneva Golf Course but that did not last very long because I am not a morning person. After two weeks, I became a busboy at the Geneva Family Restaurant before it was the Thai place and now it’s Nobel House.

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Sledzinski: I always wanted to get into acting in some way, and I am, so I’m happy with that. Before that I wanted to be a scientist. My uncle was a chemist, and I really liked the test tubes. But I came to realize that food color isn’t the same as mixing chemicals, so I pursued an art degree, so I could continue mixing colors.

Schory: Favorite charity?

Sledzinski: Anderson Animal Shelter in St. Charles Township

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?

Sledzinski: Mint chocolate chip – but it has to be green.

Book or movie you would recommend?

Sledzinski: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde; “Cloud Atlas” written and directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer and the musical “Pippin”

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?

Sledzinski: I have a favorite local chef, David Reyes, who owns The Finery & Blacksmith Bar in St. Charles and The Grandstander and Restaurant Juliette just opening in Geneva

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?

Sledzinski: I got to go to the Galapagos with National Geographic.

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