9 questions with Tampa Bay actor Matthew McGee

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Are you a Tampa Bay indigenous? If not, where by are you from? 

I was born in Augusta, GA (House of The Masters and James Brown) and grew up in a tiny city identified as Washington, GA. I moved to Tampa Bay in 2001 from New York Metropolis.

How would you explain your position or claim to fame? 

I consider Artistic Loafing as soon as deemed me “Most Joyous Comedian Presence” and I was once called “Tampa Bay’s favorite Clown in a Robe” in some other publication that has escaped me. I consider these are quite good! I am also in charge of communications at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. Perhaps I’m the most difficult working person and woman in exhibit business enterprise. 

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What’s your favorite Tampa Bay restaurant? 

I adore Goody Goody! I feel my beloved product on the menu is the butterscotch pie. 

Do you have a particular Tampa Bay “secret spot” and/or “hidden treasure”? 

In Al Lopez Park, there is a wooden bridge/slash trail that I usually acquire the puppies on. It’s suitable in the middle of the woods and feels quite substantially like I am on the Forest Moon of Endor. I hardly ever see any individual else on it. 

What is your most loved Tampa Bay tradition? 

I genuinely love when all of the local theater businesses announce their seasons in the drop. It is so exciting! freeFall’s 2021/2022 year will be introduced pretty quickly. Persons can take a look at the site and subscribe. 

What is one factor a lot of folks never know about you that you are keen to share with us?

I’m addicted to seeing Japanese candy creating video clips, like this a person.

If you could modify just one factor about the Tampa Bay location or your group exclusively, what would it be? 

Improved community transportation! I function on each sides of the bay and I despise sitting down in website traffic for hrs. 

Has the COVID resurgence altered your thoughts with regards to effectiveness? Do you see a return to digital or hybrid virtual/stay situations? 

I feel so several theaters did what they could during the shutdown with different degrees of accomplishment. Whilst I get worried about the variants, I consider all Tampa Bay theater firms will function extremely difficult to proceed to preserve patrons, performers and personnel safe even though continuing to be ground breaking and inclusive. 

What is on the horizon for you? 

I’m about to be in American Stage’s globe-premiere output of The Men and women Downstairs by neighborhood playwright Natalie Symons in September and engage in Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Convey at Stageworks in 2022. Currently shaping up to be a fast paced calendar year. It is really also been thrilling to operate with my agents at Stage Expertise Team on movie/tv initiatives like Life’s Rewards on Amazon Prime.