Gilbert J. Noel (Augustus) is excited to be a part of his second Theatreworks production of Arcadia. As a Junior at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, he has had the opportunity to perform in a Theatreworks production of Raisin in the Sun and has been a part of four UCCSTC productions including Our Country’s Good, The Arsonists, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Geneses. Gilbert has also performed in a number of high school productions including a leading role as the Baker in Into the Woods and a supporting role character, Cosmo Brown, in a production of Singing in the Rain. At the current moment, Gilbert is studying for his Bachelors in performing arts. After College, he hopes to perform on the Broadway stage.
GILBERT J NOEL: Colorado Springs
TW: Home now?
GN: Colorado Springs
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
GN: Leslie Odom Jr, Lin Manuel, Bill Nighy
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
GN: Musican or Dancer
TW: Bucket-list role (for actors) or bucket list show (for designers)?
GN: Aaron Burr
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
GN: “Well that’s unfortunate”
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
GN: Being part of THEATREWORKS
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
GN: Waking up, knowing I’m leaving my mark on the world
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
GN: My Parents
TW: What is your most treasured possession?
GN: My Cross Necklace
TW: What is your motto?
GN: “Time is something you can never get back”
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
GN: Lin Manuel, August Wilson
TW: When and where were you happiest?
GN: On stage performing
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
GN: Hamilton, Dermot Kennedy, Childish Gambino
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
GN: I want the audience to understand the beauty of time and enjoy the language of the play
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
GN: Arcadia is relevant because learning and the idea of innovation is never-ending
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
GN: Theater is place of transformation. A stage is malleable and as long as theatre goers can have an open mind and allow themselves to be in that space, the theater will be inviting.
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