Past Projects (2019/2020)
Jon was recently Demetrius in Sh*t-faced Shakespeare's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Noah Simes. Combining Shakespeare, improv and the gloriousness of a drunk actor on the stage, the company has been an international hit since 2010. Ran at the Rockwell, February 13th to March 14th (remainder of performances cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic).
Jon got to start the year off by performing in the 9th annual one-minute play festival at the Boston Playwright's Theatre. Over the course of one weekend (January 4-6), 60 new one-minute plays were teched and performed for the general public. This same weekend, Jon had the pleasure of performing a sample of Sinan Unel's new play Miller Hill at Lesley University as part of a showcase of the faculty's work.
Jon returned to the Hub Theatre Company of Boston as St. Thomas/Matthias for their fall production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. This dark comedy examined the case of Judas Iscariot through a courtroom- and whether redemption is possible, even for the greatest of traitors. Directed by Steven Bogart. Ran November at the First Church of Boston.
In August, Jon played the role of Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher with Hackmatack Playhouse. Located in beautiful southern Maine, this barn turned theater provides quaint and rustic summer stock theatre to the local community. Directed by Crystal Lisbon. Ran August 14th - August 31st.
In March, Jon recorded a sample from MJ Halberstadt's new play Deal Me Out, recorded with the Boston Podcast Players. This podcast was created for Boston-area playwrights to showcase their new work to the public. To support the podcast, or listen to episodes, click here.
In early February, Jon was fortunate enough to have his headshots done with Nile Scott Shots - an incredibly fun and professional experience. More shots from this session can be found in the gallery on this website (photo credit for the home page as well). Make-up credit: Katie Elinoff.
In February, Jon traveled to Florida and St. Louis to collaborate with
Interactive Business Inclusion Solutions (IBIS). This consulting group works with companies to present diversity and unconscious bias training for the workplace through the lens of interactive theatre.
Jon started the year playing the role of Kevin in What Rough Beast with The Underlings Theatre Co. Directed by Lelaina Vogel, this new play by Alice Abracen explores where freedom of speech meets freedom of consequence when a controversial far-right speaker is invited to speak at Drader University. Ran in January at tbe Boston Playwright's Theatre. Featured in The Best Boston Theatre of 2019 by Boston Stage Notes.
Past Projects (2018)
Jon recently played the role of Ted in Peter and the Starcatcher with Hub Theatre Company of Boston. Featured in the Best Boston Theatre of 2018 by Edge Media Network. This company effort was nominated for 5 IRNE awards including Best Play (Fringe), Best Director - (Fringe), Best Actor (Fringe), Best Ensemble (Small Stage) and Best Choreography (Small Stage).
In July, Jon appeared as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Apollinaire Theatre Company. Featured in the Best Theatre of 2018 by digboston and the Best Boston Theatre of 2018 by Rabbit Reviews. This park production was nominated for two Elliot Norton Awards including Outstanding Production - Small or Fringe, and Best Ensemble.
In January of 2018, Jon had the pleasure of portraying Solyony in Apollinaire Theatre Company's production of Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov (translated by Tracey Letts). This intimate staging was nominated for three IRNE awards, including best supporting actor, best set design and best costume design.