KEVIN J. GADZALINSKI
YOUR ROLE IN NEXT FALL:
BRIEFLY TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF (JOB, HOBBIES, PASSIONS, UNIQUE TALENTS, ETC).
I am a Milwaukee native with many geeky and over-the-top obsessions. You can easily find me arranging my action figures in picturesque formations, performing a medley of Disney music to myself, or doing push-ups in strange places. Additionally, it is very likely I could be seen roaming the streets in a Spider-man suit. Besides acting, I’ve been freelance modeling for about 7 years. I currently work at Penzeys Spices while finishing my degree in Applied Theatre.
HAVE YOU WORKED WITH TT BEFORE?
Yup! I’ve edited and rendered video projections for [title of show], The Normal Heart, and The Laramie Project. I also performed on stage in both The Normal Heart and The Laramie Project. I ran the sound/light board for The Temperamentals.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IN NEXT FALL?
I’ve read that Brandon is the most challenging role in the show, and in my experience with him so far, I completely agree! While the other characters have such a colorful energy, Brandon is a quiet man. He prefers to keep to himself and adheres strongly to his own reputation and values. The challenge here is finding the moments in the show where he lets his guard down, even a little; and then figuring out how to make those moments known in a way that’s believable.
WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST ABOUT NEXT FALL?
I love that this show surprises you! It’s amazing how much hilarity is packed into this show, and it’s just as astounding the amount of heart and sentimentality there is as well. It’s a brilliant mix!
WHY SHOULD AUDIENCES COME SEE NEXT FALL?
I think everyone can come and find at least one character or something said that they identify with. The show brings up a matter of one’s beliefs. It represents everything that happens when what we think is challenged, and then how we react to that. Each character responds in their own way to figure out what matters most. It forces audiences to think, and I like to hope people appreciate that.