Evil Dead the Musical Actor Profile: Robert Quintanilla! (playing Ed and Moose)

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  1. Where you were born/where were you raised? I was born in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in the very small town of Tilden, Texas.
  2. Zodiac sign: I am an Aquarius, Cancer Rising
  3. What are/were the careers of your parents? My mother is a nurse. My father is a cattle rancher and business owner.
  4. Do you have any Siblings? I have two: 1 brother and 1 sister. I am the youngest.
  5. Where were you trained? I went to an art school in San Antonio, North East School of the Arts (NESA). I then went to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I also attended summer opera intensives during summers in undergraduate - Italian Operatic Experience in Urbania, Italy, Elardo Young Artist Program - Brugge, Belgium, and Taos, NM.
  6. Current favorite audition song or monologue to use: I use "Anytime" from Infinite Joy and "Dust and Ashes" from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 most frequently.
  7. Why did you want to be a part of Evil Dead? It's easy to get wrapped up in the seriousness of theatre and sometimes we lose the joy of just having fun and playing. I wanted to be part of Evil Dead because I felt like it would be a great way to let loose and have fun, while exercising my creative muscles.
  8. Current or recent show in Chicago (other than Evil Dead) that you think is must-see: 110 in the Shade was great. Neala Barron was incredible in it!
  9. Favorite horror movie? Good question. I would say Jeepers Creepers and Silence of the Lambs is a tie.
  10. Most played song in your music collection: "I'm Your Baby Tonight" - Whitney Houston
  11. Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Merlin in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It's when I first tapped into my fabulousness and realized I like to play evil roles.
  12. Worst onstage mishap: I was using a real bullwhip that I learned to crack specifically for a role. I was choreographed to crack the whip to the side but for some reason that day I accidentally cracked the whip down. It went into the pit and nearly hit the pianist's fingers. Needless to say, they took the whip away from me and gave me a stick with a string on it.
  13. Worst costume ever: I was gargoyle # 2 in Beauty and the Beast in high school (not even a real role). Picture it, a chubby Robert in a periwinkle unitard and a paper mache mask we had made ourselves.
  14. Worst job you ever had: I was a...mixologist, lets say, at Sonic. I made drinks for a whopping 2 weeks before I realized what I had gotten myself into.
  15. Craziest audition story: This was recent. My audition was in about 20 mins, so I ordered an uber. As I went to sit down in the car split...my pants ripped clean across my crotch and around to my hind end, revealing my wanker and stanker! Let's just say it was an added layer of stress trying to hide my mishap!
  16. Role(s) you’ve been dying to play: Sweeney Todd, Javert, Beast, Jud, Elphaba.
  17. What were you afraid of as a child? Chucky. My brother used to chase me around the blockbuster with the VHS trying to scare me.