Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Trolling Time with...Taylor Turner
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama but I was born in Bradenton, Florida a.k.a. THE SEAT OF MANATEE COUNTY A.K.A. THE MANATEE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (I really like manatees).
Education: NYU Tisch.
Who do you play in The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: Peer Gynt.
Describe your character(s) in three words: Royal. Ass. Pain.
Tell us about The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: I didn't even audition for it so idk how I got here honestly.
Describe The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer in three words: Gay. As. Hell.
Who is the biggest liar?: Melania Trump.
Who is the biggest troll?: Me.
Who is the sexiest?: Our dramaturg, Claire. Her plethora of information on the original Ibsen text gave me a serious boner. And as the Queen Beyoncé herself says...
Being educated is sexy!!!
Who is the most mischievous?: I think Eddie—check them shifty eyes.
Most likely to go on an adventure?: Austin. He's already seen some shit for sure and his thick layer of chest hair provides enough insulation for a variety of climates, so he'll save a bundle on clothes!
Most likely to get caught up in a cult?: I've already done a show where the cast literally operated as a cult in and out of rehearsal. I got really into it and made punch that we all drank after our last show. So, also me.
Which bandana best describes you?: Is there one that means "perpetually single"?
Favorite (gay) bar in NYC: I don't go to bars. I stay at home and pray.
Fun, laughs, or good time?: Laughs (he said, lying horizontally in his bed and typing these answers with a deadpan expression).
Do you talk to yourself in a mirror?: One time I reenacted the last fifteen minutes of Into the Woods in my bathroom mirror. I was drunk AF but I gave full beats, meanings, action AND objective. I was in tears the entire time.
What is your favorite moment in The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: The two and a half pages I'm offstage.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Dreamer team?: I've learned a lot from this cast; for example, that people asking you to pee on them is a fairly common sexual occurrence.
Why should we come see The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer?: Because I need to prove to everybody that my face ain't as busted as it is on the poster.
For more on Taylor, visit taylor-turner.com and check him out on your TV soon in "The Cobblestone Corridor"
The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer is part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival! Performances dates are Saturday, August 13th at 9:30pm, Tuesday, August 16th at 5:00pm, Monday, August 22nd at 4:45pm, Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00pm, and Saturday, August 27th at 1:30pm. All performances will be at Venue #1: Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street). For tickets, visit fringenyc.org
For more on The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer, visit dreamerplay.com. To support and donate to the project, please visit gofundme.com/dreamerplay