Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kiki Time with...Stephen Stout

Name: Stephen Stout

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

Education: I've had one! BFA! NYU! TISCH!

What is a kiki?: A dance sequence that may or may not happen during Restoration Comedy. Also a restorative bitching session with friends. Also, Restoration Comedy.

Tell us about Restoration Comedy: ResCom is a force of comedic nature. It's a hilarious vivisection of attitudes towards fidelity and marriage as seen through a sex positive, EVERYONE FREE TO LOVE WHO THEY LOVE AND HOW THEY LOVE lens.  There's also free drinks and food, sexy-as-all-hell dancing, amazing music and reeeeediculous costumes.  

Describe Restoration Comedy in 3 words: Many. Naked. Actors.

Who do you play in Restoration Comedy?: Sir Novelty Fashion, or as he is known in Act 2 Lord Foppington.  He's sort of a combination of Karl Lagerfeld, Dudley Moore's Arthur, an obscure sketch from The State, a Lady GaGa impersonator and a rabid jungle cat. After a few drinks. In six inch heels.

What’s the most outrageous costume you wear in Restoration Comedy?:
Everything. All of the things. I can't go into specifics without spoilers but phrases like butt pants and clawed leather glove may give you a hint or two. Or that there's a costume piece in act two that is about as large as 2/3 of my body.

Which cast member is the naughtiest?: Ivano Pulito. He knows what he did.

Sexiest?: Cleo Gray. Catsuit! (Also, Ivano Pulito. He knows what he did.)

Most likely to deceive?: Ivano Pulito. He knows what he did.

What is your signature dance move?:
Booty Drop. Of Course.

What Scissor Sisters song would best describe you?:
"Filthy/Gorgeous". For reasons I will keep private (NOT PROSTITUTION).

Why should we come see Restoration Comedy?: Theater is so rarely an EVENT.  It's time and resource intense in a way that's foreign to how we consume culture in 2012. ResCom capitalizes on all aspects of what a theater experience can be: an entire evening that engages all the senses as well as the mind and heart.  We justify (through Amy's amazing play and Ed's amazing production) why YOU are in THIS theater at THIS moment with THESE people. It's a truly LIVE event. That is the most fun you can have with your clothes on this Christmas.  Come on down and introduce yourself! Make a new friend/lover! And see me in some of the most ridiculous costumes ever placed upon an unsuspecting young actor (courtesy of the mad genius of Loren Shaw).

photo courtesy of Aaron Zebrock