Diary of a day off: Jacquelene Acevedo of AMERICAN UTOPIA

For many artists and creatives, after a long week of 8 shows, their only day off is time to rest and recharge. This week we caught up with Jacquelene Acevedo from David Byrne’s American Utopia spend an afternoon with them. Learn a little more about Jacquelene in her #DayOffDiary:

Hometown? Toronto.

Where can we find you on your day off? In bed haha… also in the park, taking pictures of cute dogs or riding a bike.

If you weren’t a musician and creative, what would you be? I can’t imagine my life without a creative bent… If I wasn’t a musician, I’d be a designer. I am very fond of visual arts and fashion.

If you could describe your experience with American utopia so far in one word, what would that be? Euphoric.

Who are you jamming with on Spotify right now? Little Simz, Leikeli 47, Pharoah Sanders, DJ Smallz, Celeste, Jorge Drexler, Karol G.

What are you binging on TV right now? Sitcoms of the 90s.

Have you read any good books lately ? Effortless mastery by Kenny Werner.

An Instagram account (besides yours, duh), that we need to follow? Endea Owens @endeatheebassbae, an amazing bassist.

Favorite cafe in Midtown? What is your order? Tea! Harney and Sons in SoHo and my order, of course, is SoHo blend.

Pickles on your burgers? Yes.

Pineapple on your pizza? Absoutely.

What cream cheese flavor on your bagel? What is this nut? This one or strawberry on a poppyseed bagel.

What’s the show you’re dying to see on Broadway right now? MJ the musical.

Best memory of working on American utopia? There are too many to name a favorite, but the one I love is the circle we all form in Every Day is a Miracle, there is so much love and play between all of us.

You can catch Jacquelene in American Utopia, which is now performing at the St. James on West 44th Street in New York City. For tickets and more information, go here. For more photos, visit Theaterly on Instagram. All photos by Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely.