Isaac Butler is a theater director, writer and (until June 2013) MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His writing has recently appeared in PANK, The Fiddleback, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Thought Catalog and American Theater. He maintains the blog Parabasis, cofounded Stagegrade, and is hard at work at his first book, titled The Thousand Natural Shocks. He used to know the entirety of The Muppet Movie, word for word, by heart.