Film & Virtual Projects in 2021
In January, Jon played the role of Jason in Auto-Mate (directed by John Scott 3 - screenwriter of Maggie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin). This short imagines a future where wealthy individuals who have died are able to bring themselves back to life in an artificial body. In post-production. Also starring Kim Klasner; produced by Rob Taylor. Presented by Zero Aperture LLC and Bottle Tree Films.
Jon traveled to Provincetown in February to shoot the short film The Dunes (directed by Coleman Hirschberg and Sara Jordeno, director of the 2016 documentary Kiki). Shifting between 1989 and 2019, this story explores the intergenerational resilience of the LGBTQ+ population in Ptown. In post-production. Presented by Locaras productions.
IBIS Consulting Group w/ Google
In his ongoing work with IBIS Consulting Group, Jon performs interactive theater as part of racial equity training at Google. An element of these sessions is fielding questions in character, once the scene has wrapped. It's a fun job and fairly cool to dive into the everyday life of a Googler! Organized by Emmy-award winning director and editor Teja Arboleda (along with many other driven, talented people at IBIS).
Massachusetts Young Playwright's Project
In partnership with Boston Playwright's Theatre and Boston University, the Massachusetts Young Playwright's Project is a chance for high school playwrights to showcase readings of their original short plays as presented by professional directors and actors. Jon had the chance to take part in four readings in their virtual rendition this year.
The Women & Science Theater Festival
This theater festival explores under-represented stories within the scientific community as told through new work, panels and special events. Jon performed in three 10-minute original pieces that will be streaming April 15th to the 18th. Presented in collaboration between Central Square Theater and MIT. For tickets or more info, click here.
Boston Theater Marathon 2021
Jon was excited to perform in the Boston Theater Marathon (for the first time in 10 years!). Written by Boston favorite Patrick Gabridge, North Pole Noir poses the great existential question - who murdered Frosty the Snowman? Directed by Evan Turissini. All donations for this free event go to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund which provides fiscal support to companies and individual artists in times of need. To watch other upcoming plays or to donate, click here.
Love's Labour's Lost
Jon is thrilled to be returning to Hub Theatre Company in the role of Berowne with their virtual production of Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare. Directed by Boston favorite Bryn Boice, this classic tells the story of four noblemen who vow to swear off women for three years in pursuit of study - and the inevitable hilarity that ensues when they fail (miserably). Streams May 22nd to May 29th.
Putting 2 and 2 Together
In summer of 2021, Jon will be joining the ensemble cast of the popular comedy fiction podcast Putting 2 and 2 Together for their third season. This podcast explores the complexities, the hilarities and the simplicities of people in committed relationships finding balance in their own lives. Currently on season 1; season 2 now streaming and being released weekly on all major podcast directories.