Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Gospel According to...Matt Stango

Name: Matt Stango

Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Education: I graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts for drama, and SUNY Purchase for Drama studies

Who do you play in The Mysteries?: In The Mysteries, I play Annas, Mick , a Guard and an overall bad person in various scenes

Tell us about The Mysteries: The Mysteries is an event.  Its an entire evening in which you get to see some great original theater and music performed by incredibly talented young actors, you eat dinner served by them and you get a chance to meet everyone.  Its like nothing else I've ever seen or been a part of. 

Describe The Mysteries in three words:
Come see it (I struggled with this question for hours)

What’s the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?: My wildest costume would be what I wear for Annas, the high priest.  It's an extravagant golden robe/ head dress.  I look ridiculous, and I love it.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?:
I would be Thomas.  He lived the longest and seemed to be the nicest.  But maybe that's just because I love A.J. Ditty (he plays Thomas)

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?: I think Matthew Cox LOOKS the most like he lived in biblical times.

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?: Colin Waitt is most likely to be the Messiah.  He's so convincing as Jesus, I couldn't imagine it being anyone else.

Most likely to become an angel?: I think Matt Bovee IS an angel.  He's the captain of the angel chorus for a reason.

Most likely to hear voices in their head?: I'm pretty sure Alice hears voices in her head. 

Who’s the most spiritual?: I don't think any one person is the most spiritual.  I think the cast as a whole has a very unique spirit, and that is expressed in many different ways, on stage and off.

On the 8th day God said______: You wanna go get a slice of pizza?

Are you going to heaven or hell?: I'm definitely going to heaven

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?:

What’s the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?:
The biggest inside joke is episode 26, The Conspiracy, by Yussef el Guindi.  We have to play some pretty racist characters, and its a chance to just really let loose and be goofy on stage every night.  We've been making each other crack up during that scene for the past 5 months.

What’s your favorite moment from The Mysteries?:
My favorite moment is the end of act II, but I can't tell you what that is

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: The most rewarding part is the camaraderie between the cast

Why should we come see The Mysteries?:
Come see The Mysteries because you will never see anything like it in your life. I promise.