Spotlight On… Nate Nagvajara, MacGuffin Actor and Comedian

Romeo - Kate 407Nate Nagvajara has been a proud member of MacGuffin’s This Side Up Comedy Improv Troupe for 3 years. As an actor at MacGuffin he appeared last spring in Romeo and Juliet and this spring in A Midsummer Night’s Dream where he played Nick Bottom.

MacGuffin Questionnaire for Nate Nagvajara

  1. What is your favorite word? Quizzical.
  2. What is your least favorite word? Probably any slur because slurs aren’t too cool.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? I like to draw inspiration from movies, the arts, and the environment I live in. As an improv comedian and actor, I always want scenes I’m in to feel natural and genuine and the best way to do that, I believe, is to draw up experiences from your life. Spiritually, I really enjoy nature and lately I have been trying to notice natural beauty. Emotionally and personally, I always find inspiration and support from my friends and family.
  4. What turns you off? Baggy clothing – that really gets me out of the mood or “turned off”
  5. What sound or noise do you love? Rain sounds really relax me.
  6. What sound or noise do you hate? Screams.
  7. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I think it would be cool to be a college professor. Teaching has always appealed to me, and to have enough knowledge in a certain field that you can teach at a higher educational institution seems really cool. Not to mention colleges get out in May so the schedule has its perks.
  8. What profession would you not like to do? Slaughterhouse employee.
  9. Who are your personal heroes? Mother and Father – they both push me to do my best, but also shower me with love.
  10. What is your favorite food and drink? Depends on the day, maybe fried chicken and RC Cola.
  11. What is your favorite color and flower? Crimson and chrysanthemum’s.
  12. What are your favorite names? For a boy, Wes, for a girl, Gertrude.
  13. What is your idea of happiness? Being able to feel no stress about life, and just let everything go with a smile outside and in.
  14. What famous quote resonates with you? “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.” (Kanye West) No just kidding! “Normality is a paved road it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” (Vincent Van Gogh) I think the goal in life (for me) is to do something different. Van Gogh is also one of my idols.
  15. If you could come back as any person in history, who would you be? James Dean.
  16. Name a recent theater piece or film that moved you. The Bad Seed. I thought it was a really cool play. I read it recently and I just saw the film adaptation.
  17. Name something that you learned at MacGuffin? I learned how to act. Along that line MacGuffin has showed me what it means to be a classy actor.