Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Spotlight On...Xalvador Tin-Bradbury
Hometown: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Education: The Arts Educational School Tring and AMDA
Select Credits: Bartley in The Cripple of Inishmaan with Shirley Knight, Benjamin Button the Musical (Fundamental Theatre Project) Jim Rado's SUPERSOLDIER (NYTB) Dionysus in The Bacchae (Envelope Ensemble)
Why theater?: My dad was in Stomp so I grew up watching him drumming on pretty much anything he could find, also my mum has some pretty hilarious dance moves so I guess I was inspired from a young age.
Who do you play in Madame Infamy?: I play Mercy. He is the fabulous, flamboyant advisor to King Louis and Marie Antoinette, ya know, the funny character actor kind of role. He is based on Austrian Diplomat Comte de Mercy-Argenteau who became one of the most powerful people at the French Court by manipulating Marie Antoinette.
What is it like being a part of Madame Infamy?: I've been involved in so many readings this past year I was terrified I had forgotten how to act without a script in front of me. Luckily I haven't. Working on this show is great because everyone and everything about it is awesome and we have a pretty bad ass creative team.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I am very inspired by and a big supporter of new work, I spent this past year involved in a lot of workshops and readings with Fundamental Theatre Project which was a massive learning curve.
Any roles you’re dying to play?: I would love to play the Goblin King in "The Labyrinth" if they ever make that into a Broadway show. I'm hoping someone sees this and makes it happen.
What’s your favorite showtune?: “Candy Store” from Heathers the Musical, because I may actually know all the choreography.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: David Bowie, I want to work with David Bowie, I love David Bowie.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Macaulay Culkin would probably play me and I guess the movie would be called "Has anyone ever told you, you look like Macaulay Culkin?"
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Madame Infamy of course ;) or any NYMF show, go support new work!
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: “These Days” by Nico.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Archer marathons and Mexican food.
What’s up next?: Come see me in Madame Infamy! Get tickets - http://www.nymf.org/tickets/2014-events/madame-infamy/