Senior Ensemble Member

Gordie Lucius

Gordie Lucius got his start with improv in high school, during RFT’s Wildfire festival for high school students.

From that point on he has been all over the place with improv, from performing/promotional managing the U of A Improv Group, to performing in Vancouver’s Nextact Festival ensemble, and taking a weird workshop in Montreal. While not trying to bust the guts of the many, Gordie has a plethora of hobbies (hobbi, if you are into that word). Hobbi including, crafts, woodworking, DJ-ing, jewellery making, floor laying, film editing, basic guitar, basic Ukulele, intermediate stuffed animal craft, color matching, dress up montage, cooking, and expert stacking. Thanks for taking part in this colorful man’s word portrait.

PS. Gordie is forgetful and has asked us to post a frequent reminder of his sin number, here it it. 123 456 789. to repeat , 123 456 789 don’t be sneaky

PPS. Gordie has mentioned that he has a hard time focusing on words and deals better with visual aids. We have agreed to post a link to a Photobucket link.

FAVOURITES

TV Shows: Batman The Animated Series, X-Men the Animated Series, American Horror Story, Chopped, Master Chef Jr. and the classics (The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Mr. Bean, Golden Girls, Kid’s in the Hall etc)

Movies: Heavy Metal, King Of Kong, Scott Pilgrim, Kindergarten Cop, Billy Madison, The Family Stone, Evil Dead 2, and the classics (Jurassic Park, Die Hard, Rumble In the Bronx, 27 Dresses etc)

Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Jackie Chan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith, Will Forte, Danny McBride and the classics(Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, James Marsden, Katherine Heigl etc)

Video Games: River City Ransom, Super Mario World, Mario Party 2, Michael Jackson’s Moon Walker, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Mark of the Kri, Peggle

Music: I listen to er’thang, from bluegrass to 90’s R & B, my musical palette’s food world comparison would be Buffet Royal. Some artists I am into right now/ have always been into include, Charles Bradley, Pokey Lafarge, Jon Brion, MF Doom, Ween, Boyz II Men, Fleet Wood Mac, Gogol Bordello, Mayer Hawthorne, Beck, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and Eddie Vedder but only when he play’s the ukulele

Websites: www.pbfcomics.com, www.zombo.com,

www.google.com/kidscryingcausetheydroppedsomething

Food: I love a lot of foods. Filipino, German, American, my flavor palette’s food world equivalent is a Buffet Royale. But for real, I will try just about anything if it comes recommended to me.

Places to eat in Edmonton: Veggie Garden, The Burger Joint, Ralph’s Handimart, Famoso, All Happy Family, and The Boss Asian Cuisine

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH RAPID FIRE?

I got involved with RFT through the Wildfire high school improv tournament. I was improvising with Louis St. Laurent under the guidance of the one and only Joe Vanderhelm. After the Wildfire I had an audition with RFT and slayed it (schwing), and then I was part of this awesome company.

WHAT ARE THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPROV SCENE?

The keys are to have fun, not being afraid fail and to get yourself into trouble. When all the players onstage are having a great time it puts energy into characters, reactions, everything good. Allowing yourself not to be scared by failure makes you take more risks and be more vulnerable, which allows you to be more focused on the world of the scene. As for getting into trouble, it’s fun getting into trouble. Do something that mixes it up a bit.

WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU CAN OFFER AUDIENCE MEMBERS ABOUT GIVING SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVISERS?

I’d say keep it simple and don’t mull over your suggestion, you’ll get tons of opportunities to yell something. Don’t say things you wouldn’t say in front of your family. I mean maybe you do talk about dicks and butt plugs to your parent’s but let’s assume you don’t. Get fun, add an adjective. Add a little flavor, instead of a box factory why not a smelly box factory, or an empty box factory?

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SHORT FORM VS. LONG FORM AND VICE VERSA?

The two are truly two different beasts. In long form you have tons of time to truly explore your characters and you’re environment, relationships etc. I love all of that in long form. You truly get to explore everything you set up in the world you have created. You get to take time sit in moments and to soak in your creation. While in short form it’s fast paced, one minute you’re a grandfather who hates pudding then next you’re a dog that loves jello. In short form I feel you also get the chance to be more mischievous and the energy of play is more apparent. I also like the idea of keeping it short and simple, which I’m starting to realize that I am getting a bit rambley.

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