Saturday, August 13, 2016

Trolling Time with...Michael Bradley

Name: Michael Bradley

Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

Education: BFA from Boston University

Who do you play in The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: #playwright

Describe your character(s) in three words: Who Am I?

Tell us about The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer is my riff on Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt! It’s a modern take on a story of a young man searching for himself through the lens of sexuality.

Describe The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer in three words: Dark, Seductive, Unpredictable

Who is the biggest liar?: I feel like you gotta be a liar to play a liar? So by default, let’s go with our Peer, Taylor Turner.

Who is the biggest troll?: Nick. Just go to our Instagram @dreamerplay2016 and watch his rendition of “Memory” from Cats!

Who is the sexiest?: There’s nothing sexier than intelligence so I’m gonna go with our brilliant director Chris Goodrich. Kid’s got brains!

Who is the most mischievous?: Every. Single. Boy. In. This. Cast.

Most likely to go on an adventure?: I feel like Austin’s life is an adventure

Most likely to get caught up in a cult?: Chris gets this one too. He’s just so nice and sweet and unassuming and he’s just a girl who can’t say no!

Which bandana best describes you?: I mean black and grey go with everything

Favorite (gay) bar in NYC: Well I usually need Therapy after I go to any so…

Fun, laughs, or good time?: Imma BIG SPENDER so all three

Do you talk to yourself in a mirror?: Yes. I do. I’m a great conversationalist.

What is your favorite moment in The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer?: I wish I could remember my process when I initially wrote the play. I wrote this play almost four years ago. Returning to it so many years removed, I’m happily surprised by what I wrote! But my favorite moment is something I didn’t even write and that’s the dance to a fantastic new version of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. It’s sexy as hell and this cast can MOVE!

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Dreamer team?: It’s been a dream to be a part of FringeNYC as a playwright so being able to have this experience with some of the most beautiful artists and friends. Watching your work come to life is a reward in itself. When it’s in such capable hands, watching it become fully realized will make you just sit back and smile.

Why should we come see The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer?: If you’re a friend and have never seen anything I’ve written before, this is a GREAT one to start with. If you’re a friend and have seen something of mine, this one is like nothing you’ve seen before. And if I don’t know you, YET, I absolutely want you there because this story is incredibly important.

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

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