Meet the Artist: Matthew Seiberlich

Who are you?  What year are you?  What are your interests?

My name is Matthew Seiberlich and I’m a sophomore. My interests include Legos, Fishing, camping and hiking.

What exactly do you do for Alice in Wonderland?

I keep to my usual stuff, more or less, only inside out. I do on stage the things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else. 

Serious answer: 

I play Tweedledee, the better half of the Tweedle brothers, a foolish pair of twins who are constantly bickering, fighting, and sneaking around on and off stage.

What brought you to join the cast, crews, for Alice in Wonderland??

Ever since my first show of As You Like It last fall, I have loved Homestead theater, and so I do my best to be actively involved in all the shows. 

Do you have any stories from rehearsals, practices or crew sessions?

The Tweedles

My favorite memory from rehearsal was blocking the football/croquet game. Figg split us into two groups of 10ish and gave us 20 minutes to create blocking for the scene. The AD and I led the group, and we all worked together to put together a scene, a good amount of which is used for the final show. Group work like that is always great because of how great the people in the cast are, and how creative everyone is.

Alice in Wonderland is about a fantastical land with many famous characters and Alice who ventures throughout.  How have you connected to the story?  

The story is a lot of fun. I really enjoy how it kind of shows that even though something is whimsical and silly, it can be enjoyed by more than just children. As someone who enjoys things like wacky socks and owns a pair of dinosaur shoes, I really like that.

You are using a script that was created at Homestead in 2015, how have you changed it?  What have you added or taken away?

The Tweedles and Alice

The main thing that has been changed with the Tweedles is their inclusion in the show. They have been given a much larger part, including more lines and background appearances in miscellaneous scenes. The dialogue between the Tweedles has also been altered to make it more dynamic and enjoyable.

What’s one thing that is different in this play or rehearsal process than anything else we’ve done in the Homestead Theatre Department?

We have really amped up the amount of ariel in this show. I was an assistant director for The Secret In the Wings in spring, so this is my first show getting to do ariel things and working with silks and the Lyra.

Come see “Alice in Wonderland” Oct 21 and 22 at 7pm and Oct 23 at 1pm

Purchase Tickets Here

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