if you read the arts section of the new york times, you'll recognise abby's name; she's been writing for them for years, now; her articles focus on theatre, and she writes reviews, interviews, opinion pieces...you name it, she does it. she's relatively popular in the arts world, gets invited to parties a lot, not just as a journalist, and is good friends with a lot of broadways actors. if you want scoop, talk to her. abby loves her job, although she's currently only working part time due to personal issues, but she's getting back into the swing of seeing a lot of shoes, talking to cast and crew, and writing again.
abby is english, but has been living in manhattan since she was eighteen, and considers it home, now. she's self-confident and witty, extremely intelligent, and her friends are her lifeline. she knows what she's talking about, when it comes to the theatre, and it really is her third love in life, after her boyfriend and her writing.
however, abby has issues, huge ones. her previous boyfriend abused her, and then refused to get out of her life after she left him, and her mental scars are huge. her self-esteem is in the pits, currently, she freaks out about seemingly normal things, there are days when she can't get out of bed, and she's absolutely terrified of angry people. she apologises far too much, is extremely reliant on her friends, is depressed and anxious, and she's convinced that she's broken. but she's been getting better recently, thanks to therapy and pills, but she's sure that she's never going to be the person she used to be, before christian broke her.
abby's pretty good in social situations, and she loves the mingling kind of opening night after party, where she can talk to people; she can be pretty classy, and she knows the right thing to say. making friends has been difficult for her more recently, because of her anxiety, but she's got some really great ones, too, people she'd trust with her life. she went to columbia university, class of '11, so if you studied there, you'd possibly know her, particularly if you majored in english/journalism, and she knows a hell of a lot of broadway's cast and crew, but at the end of the day, at the moment, abby's going to choose to stay in with her boyfriend over going out.
abby's bound to have a few of these; she's harsh but constructive in her reviews of performances so perhaps there could be butthurt actors in there, journalism rivals, given that she got a great job at the new york times straight out of college. and then there's her ex-boyfriend; people who support him, his lawyer, and christian himself, are all going to people that abby's not happy to talk to.
abby is very comfortably in a relationship at the moment, and before that, she was in a two year long relationship, but there could be people that she dated in college, perhaps; it wouldn't have been anything majorly serious, just regular college relationships, really.
so, yes, hit her up!