Matt Radcliffe (Captain Brice) is happy to tread the boards in the Dusty Loo for the first time. He has spent time on the Theatreworks stage for Shakespeare at the Ranch as Macduff in Macbeth and Conrad in Much Ado About Nothing. Matt is president of Springs Ensemble Theatre and development director for Colorado Springs PrideFest. Matt's previous acting roles include: various roles in The Laramie Project (SET), Ransome Foster in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (SET), Prior in Angels in America Parts I & II (TdA), Don in Rapture, Blister, Burn (SET), Tartuffe in Tartuffe (PPCC), Sheldrake in White Christmas (FAC), Motherhood Out Loud (SET), Dracula in Dracula (FAC), Yvan and Marc in 'Art' (SET), Inspired (MAT), Six Women Playwrighting Festival (MAT), Victor in One for the Road (SET), Joey in A Steady Rain (SET), and Roy in The Odd Couple (SET).
Matt Radcliffe: Houston, TX.
TW: Home now?
MR: Colorado Springs, CO.
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
Gary Sinise, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Whoopi Goldberg, and anyone else who has created or been a part of creating something bigger than themselves.
TW: Were you ever totally miscast for a role (actors)?
MR: I once played Gollum in a musical version of The Hobbit. Totally miscast because I'm closer to seven feet tall than three feet tall, can't sing very well, and have two left feet. Plus it was a musical version of The Hobbit so it probably should have never been adapted in the first place.
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
MR: I daylight as the Digital Strategist at Pikes Peak Community College, so probably that.
TW: Bucket-list role (for actors) or bucket list show (for designers)?
MR: My bucket-list is whatever role I get the opportunity to do next.
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
MR: "Thrilled," "Awesome," "Does that make sense?"
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
MR: I would love to sing better than I do.
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
MR: I think I have yet to achieve my greatest thing.
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
MR: Fat indoor/outdoor housecat.
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
MR: Everyone who keeps going even when they feel like they can't.
TW: What is your most treasured possession?
MR: My audible library.
TW: What is your motto?
MR: Do some good today.
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
MR: Ryan Holiday, David McCullough, Annie Baker, Madeleine George
TW: When and where were you happiest?
MR: Out at sea.
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
MR: I listen almost exclusively to audiobooks, usually a biography or some type of nonfiction.
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
MR: Amor fati.
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
MR: It shows how the seeds of the present plant the garden of the future.
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers? (put at end)
MR: Keep going to theatre, donating to support theatre, and bringing non theatre people with you (particularly the youngsters).