Friday, February 13, 2015

Go Go Time with...Colin Waitt

Name: Colin Waitt

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Education: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

Who do you play in Kapow-i GoGo?: Colonel Vice President/General President Thunderbolt

Describe your character(s) in three words: Insecure Power Fiend

Tell us about Kapow-i GoGo: It's a live action anime/video game/comic book that is a three part saga.  It starts out feeling like a children's show and ends feeling like "Terminator".  It is also genuinely hilarious.  I have a hard time not breaking during rehearsal.  It's going to be wild to put this in front of an audience.

Describe Kapow-i GoGo in three words: Epic Hero's Quest

What’s the wildest costume you wear in Kapow-i GoGo?: It's a toss up between my mecha suit made entirely of PVC piping and my robot arm.

What’s your favorite all-time afterschool cartoon?: "Duck Tales"

If you could be a character from any anime or cartoon, who would you be?: Totoro

Which company member has the most larger than life personality?: Amy Jo, who plays Madame Blood.  When she is old, she will be Auntie Mame.  And I love her for it.

Which company member is most likely to get lost in this world?: Mike

Most likely to actually be a cartoon character in real life?: Hank

Most likely to be a super villain?: Karsten, who steals puppies from children

Most likely to go on an epic journey?: Asia

Who’s the best fighter?: Alex.  Because he can actually fight.

Revenge or vengeance?: Vengeance.

What would be your victory song?: That mega mix of 90s sporting event music that had all the extra lyrics added when it was used in "Space Jam".  When defeated, it would be the exact same song without all the Space Jam parts.

What is your signature move?: My Fist Is Now a Two Ton WAITT Punch

What’s the biggest inside joke at Kapow-i GoGo?: Whenever a person isn't in rehearsal and whoever reads their role does their character voice.  It usually sounds the same.  It's funny.  And strange.

What is your favorite moment in Kapow-i GoGo?: All of episode 2 of part 2, especially its cliffhanger.

Why should we come see Kapow-i GoGo?: It is legitimately hilarious.  If you're like me and are a novice when it comes to the genres that inspired Kapow-i, you'll still think it's ridiculously entertaining.  And if you know anything about anime/comic books/video games, you will freak out while you geek out.  Matt Cox has written nearly 4 1/2 hours worth of material that will be presented over our three week run.  By the end, you'll have watched the principal characters grow from children into adults (and then cyborgs). It's thrilling.