Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Go Go Time with...Madeleine Bundy

Name: Madeleine Bundy

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Education: NYU

Who do you play in Kapow-i GoGo?: Kapow-i GoGo

Describe your character(s) in three words: I think of her as : impish and stubborn, but a total sweetheart.  But I also think Jack Smart from Backstage said it best: "Hyperactive Lesbian Cyborg"

Tell us about Kapow-i GoGo: This was probably meant for the show but I'll tell you about the character. Kapow-i's drive comes from her determination to feel valued and to prove that she has a purpose. I think she woke up one day and was tired of feeling nerdy or gawky, tired of being picked on and bullied and so she just decided she was going to be AWESOME. Like many super heros that we know and love and grew up with like Spider-man or Superman, Kapow-i longs to understand where she came from and feel acceptance and appreciation from her parents. She decides that she needs to become the World's Greatest fighter, a title her dad once held (In an effort to get his attention). Kapow-i reminds me a lot of Woody from "Toy Story" or Tom Cruise from "Top Gun". These are heros who start out on their journeys basically....wrong about how they think about the world. They have to learn what the right values are and what it means to "do the right thing" and be the hero. Kapow-i, like these other heros, discovers the sacrifices that come along with giving yourself up to the World to be the superhero. I think Kapow-i starts her journey for herself but she learns that what actually drives her and what really gives her heart joy is her love for her family and friends. And she will fight for them with every fiber muscle and drop of blood in her being.

Describe Kapow-i GoGo in three words: Heartfelt. Unpredicatable. Nostalgic.

What’s the wildest costume you wear in Kapow-i GoGo?: I love my wigs and my shoes and my arm cannons (very Mega Man).

What’s your favorite all-time afterschool cartoon?: I grew up on lots of cartoons. I loved everything Marvel (X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic 4). I was a huge Animanics fan. But I was also constantly watching animated movies and I considered going to animation school instead of theatre school.

If you could be a character from any anime or cartoon, who would you be?: Gambit was my favorite X-Men growing up....But, I also recall wishing to be Jean Grey (maybe around age 4) so I could date Cyclops. We had a wedding in my closet and yes, it was very romantic. He said he would love me always.

Which company member has the most larger than life personality?: Mike Axelrod as my brother Hiccup. I break a lot in rehearsal but I think I have the hardest time around him. I have to work very hard to keep up with his amazing acting, energy, and dedication.

Which company member is most likely to get lost in this world?: Evan Maltby is our dramaturg. He KNOWS EVERYTHING!!!

Most likely to actually be a cartoon character in real life?: Matt Cox and Karsten Otto as Team Trouble. These two are incredible. Their physicality and their timing are impeccable. They are hilarious but you actually feel for them. They have one of my favorite story arcs in the saga. And just as actors and people to work with they mean a lot to me.

Most likely to be a super villain?: Stephen Stout, Christina Pitter, and Colin Waitts are some of our villains. I'd be proud to fight them any day of the week! Probably with my fists...

Most likely to go on an epic journey?: Eliza Simpson and Andrea Miller because of their adventurous spirits.

Who’s the best fighter?: Alex Gould is our amazing fight choreographer. As someone who is really just starting to do fight choreography for the first time I'm always learning from him and aspiring to be move more like him. He's a dancer when is comes to that stuff.

Revenge or vengeance?: Revengeance?

What would be your victory song?: Kapow-i's victory song would be a score from an amazing action movie with lots of explosions.....mine would probably be from something like "Hello Dolly".

What is your signature move?: Punches but also....leaning against walls casually.

What’s the biggest inside joke at Kapow-i GoGo?: Karsten Otto is someone we absolutely do not like at all.

What is your favorite moment in Kapow-i GoGo?: All my scenes with Keola Simpson as Glenn my manager.

Why should we come see Kapow-i GoGo?: It's funny.