A Drink With…Matt Engle

By April 22, 2015Uncategorized

Bartender, I’ll have a…Wild Turkey and Ginger Ale

 I’m SURE you remember me from such Factory shows as…

Acting-wise: Janice Dutts Goes to Life Camp, Among The Dead, ChicagoStyle, Ren Faire! A Fistful of Ducats, Toast of The Town, Dirty Diamonds, Being At Choice. Directing-wise: The League of Awesome, Hotel Aphrodite, The Gray Girl, and Incident on Run #1217.

 I got involved with the Factory because…They felt like my tribe. I belonged there.

 My current/next gig is…Father. Hmm, that’s an odd thing to type.

 I give a shit about our move to Rogers Park because…A new home, a new community, and a new era! Man, what’s not to get excited about? I can’t wait!

If I had to force you to listen to 2 albums, they would be…Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics “Number One Hit Record” and Drive-By Truckers “A Blessing & A Curse”

My favourite Factory memory is…Before a performance of Top Shelf… Noah Simon, Laura McKenzie, Joe Gehr and I discovered a rooster hanging out behind the Prop Thtr. One of us (It might’ve been me. If it was, it was one of the dumbest ideas I have ever had. And, ask anyone in the Factory, I’ve had plenty of dumb ideas.) thought it’d be a great idea to chase down the rooster, capture it, and keep it in one of the basements of the Prop so that it would scare the shit out of Scott Vehill when he’d go down there. The next thing I know, I’m almost getting my eyes clawed out by an angry rooster flying at my face. There also might’ve been some high pitched screaming on my part.

 I’m switching drinks, I’ll have a…A Manhattan with whisky soaked Mt. Rainier cherries.

This is Matt Engle. He would easily best you in a bar fight...because he'd throw himself down some stairs and make you think you won. Then everyone would buy him drinks. He's that awesome.

This is Matt Engle. He would easily best you in a bar fight…because he’d throw himself down some stairs and make you think you won. Then everyone would buy him drinks. He’s that awesome.

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