Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Gospel According to...Leemore Malka

Name: Leemore Malka

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Education: BFA: NYU, Atlantic

Who do you play in The Mysteries?:
Army Woman/Becky/Farrin/Historian

Tell us about The Mysteries: The Mysteries takes the monolithic characters of the Bible and brings them down to human scale, so we can understand them and see them as men and women just like us. This is always what I've loved about it the most.

Describe The Mysteries in three words: Ambitious, moving, celebratory!

What's the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?:
The soldier in the story of Pharoah's daughter and Moses. I don't want to ruin anything, but you will be disturbed.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?: Eve. She's got the best costume!

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?: It's a tie between Stephen Stout and Alice Allemano. Both have the gravitas and fierceness to have survived back then!

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?:
Colin Waitt, of course.

Most likely to become an angel?: Xan Russell & Sarah White... They have the voices of angels!!! They sang for me in the copy room and made me cry.

Most likely to hear voices in their head?: A.J. Ditty, 100%.

Who's the most spiritual?:
Kyle Hines can often be found on his yoga mat. Alesandra Nahodil inspires me daily.

On the 8th day god said_____: Let's take a nap.

Are you going to heaven or hell?: We're all going to heaven after this show!

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?: Lust.

What's the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?: Ed Iskandar REALNESS!

What's your favorite moment from The Mysteries?: Creation is so poetic and beautiful. Doubting Thomas is hilarious and heartbreaking. And all the beautiful music!

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: The other day I showed up at rehearsal and after ten minutes, I was singing and dancing. After twenty minutes, I was crying. And after forty minutes, we were all kissing each other. That about sums it up.

Why should we come see The Mysteries?:
It is a labor of love that will be nothing if we don't share it with you! Come take a bite out of the apple with us!

Fore more on Leemore, visit http://www.leemoremalka.com/