Andres cannot imagine anything more divine than a good bowl of Pfefferpotthast with thick slices of German black bread or Pumpernickel.
Woyzeck is considered one of the greatest drama’s in German literature despite never being fully finished due to Georg Buchner’s untimely death at age 22 to Typhus. Why do you think this play is such an enduring classic?
A lot of the oppressive themes throughout this work are felt in the soul of every generation. It is the plight of the working class; the 99%.
So far, what is the scene you are most looking forward to playing or the line you are most looking forward to saying?
Well, the moment is in the carnival scene, and I happen to be playing a large domesticated animal instead of Andres. . . I don’t want to say too much and spoil the fun.
I believe it’s difficult in this era of technology and social media to remain an independent mind and seek truth without compromise. It’s too easy to be spoon-fed others opinions and adopt them as your own without contemplating a wider spectrum of perspectives. Especially during election time!
What has surprised you most about working on Woyzeck?
I am just really excited at the unified approach we are taking, making this a true ensemble piece whereby almost every actor/actress is integrated into each scene whether they are onstage or off.
Matthew had a mediocre career as a muppet for the better part of his previous two lives. His current goals include attempting to set the world record for most lasagna eaten in one sitting and circumnavigating the globe from the comfort of his stationary unicycle. He attempts to live his life following the words of the great Doctor (Seuss), from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”