Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Gospel According to...Matt Cox

Name: Matt Cox

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Education: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center, and I have a BFA from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX (The Cowboy Capital of the World. Seriously.)

Who do you play in The Mysteries?: Abraham and The Apostle John

Tell us about The Mysteries: The Mysteries is a remarkable retelling of the Bible interpreted by 48 of today's best playwrights and performed by a ridiculous amount of talented people. There's food too. The greatest story ever told makes for a pretty great party.

Describe The Mysteries in three words: So. Many. People.

What's the wildest costume you wear in The Mysteries?: A Duck Dynasty-esque Abraham outfit with a lot of camouflage and some wonderful braids in my hair.

If you could be anyone from The Bible, who would you be?: I'd have to go with Elijah. Chariot of fire. Bears. Etc.

Which company member is most likely to actually have lived during Biblical times?:
Definitely Kyle Hines. He might have been an evil person though.

Which company member is most likely to be the Messiah?: At this point, it's hard to think of anyone other than Colin.

Most likely to become an angel?:
I think everyone's an angel. ;)

Most likely to hear voices in their head?: Sam Garber. But the voices are just thinking about movies.

Who's the most spiritual?: Alex Seife wears a shirt that says so all the time.

On the 8th day god said_____: "Hey, tomorrow is the 9th day."

Are you going to heaven or hell?: Where does Xenu play into this question? I've got a real good Thetan level.

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you?: Sloth. Boy, I can laze a day away.

What's the biggest inside joke at The Mysteries?: My favorite of recent memory involves gardening.

What's your favorite moment from The Mysteries?: The end of Acts 1 & 2 send a shiver down my spine just listening to them. Also, Alex Seife's John Wayne voice.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of The Mysteries?: I am inspired everyday by each and every member of the cast. So much talent, and it's truly something special to get to be a part of it with so many amazing individuals.

Why should we come see The Mysteries?: There ain't nothing else like it.