Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotlight On...Marc Bovino

Name: Marc Bovino

Hometown: Southington, CT 06489

Education: BA Art History & Spanish University of CT

Why theater?: Because it’s a live entertainment experience for the audience and the performer. The connection in the room is something that can’t be replicated through a screen. 

Tell us about Untitled Biopic Project: We are showing a work-in-progress of Untitled Biopic Project at the Ice Factory as part of our two year residency with the Archive Alliance. The piece is a psychological thriller meets folk rock biopic meets motel room anxiety drama set in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s.

What inspired you to create Untitled Biopic Project?: The Mad Ones create work collectively as an ensemble. As a creator/performer I’m only a piece of the creative puzzle. Untitled Biopic Project is the final installment of The Mad Ones performer trilogy which includes the Drama-Desk Nominated Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War and The Tremendous Tremendous, L-Magazine Top 10 of 2011. We were inspired by the psychology of performing your own life.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’m also inspired by film. There’s a level of small detail associated with film acting that is continually inspiring and a challenge to translate to theater.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Wes Anderson. It probably won’t happen because I’m not a film actor but his sensibility and style is so uniquely him. I think he’s great.

What shows have you recommended to your friends?: The other shows in the Ice Factory. It’s the 20th anniversary of this downtown festival and it’s going to be great.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: This question is perfect because our play is Biopic Project. My biopic would be animated so a cartoon would play me. It would be voiced by Danny Devito. He’s wonderfully out there and absolutely nothing like me. I think the combination could be nightmarish. It’ll be perfect. I can’t wait. And the biopic will be called Marc with a C.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:
I’m not at liberty to say.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: I’m actually a graphic designer and an actor. I love being a freelance designer. It allows me to have the freedom to be an actor.

What’s up next?: Besides the Ice Factory July 10-13th, I’m doing a work in progress showing of Be The Death of Me with The Civilians at the Irondale Center June 28th & 29th. Then The Mad Ones are heading down to teach the Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company at the beginning of August and I’ll stick around to do Dracula.

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