Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Gospel According to...Tyler Gardella

Name: Tyler Gardella

Hometown: Naples, FL

Education: Ithaca College; Interlochen Arts Academy

Who do you play in The Mysteries?:
Beelzebub

Tell us about The Mysteries: "Best of the Bible"... more or less. As told by over a hundred of New York City's most exciting, passionate and talented artists; presented in the form of a 6-hour party.

Describe The Mysteries in three words: Crazy. Sexy. Cool.

What's the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?: Roman guard, without a doubt. Shoulder-guards, leather skirt, and baggy pants.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?: The burning bush.

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?: Rebecca Rad. She gets it.

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?: Matthew Jeffers. He gets it more.

Most likely to become an angel?: Anna Dart. Not sure why. Just got that feeling. 

Most likely to hear voices in their head?: Kara Kaufman. 54 voices at the very least.

Who's the most spiritual?: Kyle Hines. He's got that zen spirit glow about him.

On the 8th day god said_____: Where did I put the beach?

Are you going to heaven or hell?: TBD?

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?:
Wrath. It's got a nice ring to it.

What's the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?:
"Dick-weeds like Darren."

What's your favorite moment from The Mysteries?:
It's toss-up between the Baptism/Transfiguration sequence, and the Pentecost. Both are  moments filled with so much energy and love. Beelzebub doesn't quite make it to the party, but I watch from offstage every night. They are really amazing moments of theatre.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: Having been able to work with the caliber of artists involved, and to really get to know them throughout the process. These guys are all keepers.

Why should we come see The Mysteries?: It'll be good for you salvation.

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